By Will Yoder
December 09, 2011

The Phoenix Suns have re-signed free agent veteran forward Grant Hill to a one-year, $6.5 million contract, AZCentral.com reports.

Hill was reportedly hotly pursued by the New York Knicks. It was believed earlier this week that they were the front runner for the forward, however, Hill opted to stay with longtime teammate Steve Nash in Phoenix.

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.

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