Steve Nash says it's ''very, very important'' to him that the Phoenix Suns re-sign his good friend Grant Hill.
''I think he's very important to the team and the community,'' Nash said. ''I'm not sure where it stands right now, but I believe the organization recognizes his value to the team and the club, and it's a big issue for me.''
Nash, speaking after the Suns opened their practice facilities to returning players on Thursday, said ''all things being even Grant would want to come back here.''
''But I think it depends on the situation,'' he said. ''I'm sure he's going to be highly coveted by a lot of teams, so Phoenix will have to make him a great offer and put him in a position where he can't say no to coming back.''
Suns President Lon Babby has said his top priority is to re-sign the 39-year-old Hill, who after an injury-plagued early part of his career has missed just three games the past three seasons for Phoenix. Hill averaged 13.2 points per game last season.
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