Less than a year ago, Grant Hill signed a two year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers as a free agent. The Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder all pursued him for his veteran leadership. He averaged 10 ppg during the 2011-12 season with the Phoenix Suns.
The arrival of another veteran player was exciting for an up and coming organization loaded with talent. Unfortunately, Hill suffered a bruised bone in his right knee during the preseason. The bruised bone kept him out for three months and due to the Clippers’ depth chart, Hill spent most of his time in Los Angeles on the bench.
He’s considered to be one of the best all-around players in the game of basketball, and during his prime, he often led his team in points, rebounds and assists. He was said to be the next Michael Jordan, but injuries slowed him down. He often fought through career-threatening injuries throughout his career.
Currently, he’s the oldest player in the NBA. This past season, the 40 year old veteran averaged 3.2 ppg in 29 games during the season. He currently has one more year left on his contract with the Clippers, but Hill has hinted that this season will be his last season in the NBA.