The New York Knicks are interested in signing free-agent veteran forward Grant Hill, according to Newsday.
The Knicks previously attempted to woo Hill away from the desert with a contract offer in 2009, however the former All-Star chose to stay with the Phoenix Suns at the time. Signing Hill won’t be easy, however, as the Suns have reportedly made re-signing the veteran one of their offseason priorities. The Los Angeles Lakers are also believed to be interested in his services.
Hill, 39, averaged 13.2 points in just 30.1 minutes per game last season in a limited role with the Suns. Once considered one of the best players in the game, injuries drastically derailed his career after he signed a multi-million dollar free-agent deal with the Orlando Magic in 2000. In six years in Orlando, Hill played in just 200 out of 492 possible games. Since 2007, however, the former Rookie of the Year has found a career resurgence as one of the better role players in the league. The Knicks are believed to be major contenders in the Eastern Conference this year in their first full season with stars Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony.