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Now that free agent Caron Butler is Clippers bound, the San Antonio Spurs will be looking at other small forward free agents to replace Richard Jefferson who will not be in black and silver much longer.
And could that free agent be Grant Hill?
According to ESPN, the Spurs and Suns are the top two destinations for Hill and the Spurs are reportedly willing to offer Hill a second year on his contract. Something the Suns will not.
If true, then does this means Josh Howard is no longer on San Antonio's radar?
However, should the Spurs sign Hill, the move would be a typical Spurs move.
Hill is a savvy veteran, would know his role, and bring something on both ends of the court. Sure, he might be up in age but since recovering from his countless injuries, with the Suns he has been productive. Last season, in 80 games for Phoenix, he averaged 13.2 points, 2.5 assists, 4.2 rebounds, shot 48% from the field in 30.1 minutes.
Not bad for the 16-year pro.
Though the Spurs would get older, and a crammed 66-game season might take its toll on Hill but the Spurs would find an adequate replacement for Jefferson, at least in the short-term.
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A person with knowledge of the deal says Grant Hill is returning to the Phoenix Suns, agreeing to terms on a one-year, $6.5 million contract.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Friday because the deal had not been signed.
One of Phoenix's most popular players, Hill was a top target in the free agent market, pursued by numerous teams before...
Sorry Knicks fans, but you lose again. While New York was Grant Hill‘s first choice, the Knicks lost their $5 million mid-level exception in the forthcoming Tyson Chandler deal. And although they looked into a sign-and-trade with the Suns, Hill isn’t going anywhere. According to Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic, Hill agreed today to [...]
Not everybody wants to play for the Knicks. Grant Hill has decided to stay with Steve Nash — and the warm winter weather of Phoenix — and has agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million deal to play for the Suns this season, reports Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic. The Suns were long considered the…
Caron Butler became the third free agent small forward to agree to a contract Thursday, coming to terms on a three-year, $24 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The agreement came after Shane Battier announced he would sign with Miami, and Tayshaun Prince agreed to a four-year, $27 million with the Detroit Pistons.
"He's a Clipper now," Butler's agent...
The Los Angeles Clippers have reached a three-year, $24 million agreement with forward Caron Butler, his agent confirmed Thursday.
Butler considered offers from New Jersey, San Antonio and Chicago before deciding to team with Blake Griffin in Los Angeles.
Butler was limited to just 29 games last season with the Dallas Mavericks because of a ruptured patella tendon in his right...
As soon as the lock out was over we had plenty of trade rumors involving the Clippers swirling around. Clipper Management had other ideas. Before they would enterain any trades they had to make sure the team was better even if a trade was never made. That put two priorities on the table. They needed to sign DeAndre Jordan and they needed to fill the one hole in our lineup that...
Free agency wouldn’t be free agency without a twinge of instant regret, and the Clippers may be the first buyers in this year’s market to experience it. According to David Aldridge of NBA.com, Caron Butler has agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with the Clips, a fair bit more than the league’s more reasonable…
The Los Angeles Clippers have signed 31-year old small forward Caron Butler to a 3-year, $24 million dollar deal. Butler played in 29 games (all starts) for the Mavericks last year and he averaged 29.9 minutes, 15.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steal per game. He has now played in 589 games (556 starts) in his NBA career so far and he is averaging 36.3 minutes, 16...
Caron Butler has agreed in principle to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once the collective bargaining agreement is ratified, a league source confirmed. TNT's David Aldridge first reported the decision.
Blake Griffin and the rest of the Los Angeles Clippers returned to their Playa Vista training facility together for the first time since April and greeted the newest member of the team, free agent Caron Butler, who is back in familiar territory.
The Los Angeles Clippers today signed two-time NBA All-Star Caron Butler as a free agent. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
“Caron completes what we believe to be a playoff caliber starting lineup,” stated Vice President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey. “His professionalism, leadership abilities and basketball skills are an excellent addition [...]