According to ESPN Los Angeles, 39 year old forward Grant Hill will finish out his career as a Clipper, as he has agreed to a two year deal with the Los Angeles club. League observers believed that Hill would either follow his former Suns teammate Steve Nash to the Los Angeles Lakers or retire. Instead, Hill has joined the other LA team for the bi-annual exception (a salary cap exception of around $1.9 million that a team can use once every two years), after a sign-and-trade deal fell through. The Clippers used the amnesty provision on Ryan Gomes’ $4 million contract to facilitate the signing.
At this stage in his career, Hill will likely be a reserve player and will mainly back up Caron Butler. Hill has never been much of a 3 point shooter, and while he’s still a decent passer his lack of quickness has robbed him of much of his playmaking ability. While he is still a sound defensive player, it is fair to ask how effective he will be away from the esteemed Phoenix Suns medical staff, and without Steve Nash setting him up for open baskets. But then you remember that he will now be playing with a not-too-shabby point guard named Chris Paul, and that this is a very low risk deal given the contract terms, and its easy to see that this will be a solid addition adding depth and veteran know-how to this Clippers squad.