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NBA Free Agency: New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers Target Grant Hill

Grant Hill has enjoyed a career resurgence with the Phoenix Suns after struggling with injuries for much of the second half of his career. But he might not be finishing his career with them. Hill is a free agent, and with the Suns probably not as close to a championship as before, he's starting to get looks from other teams.

Alan Hahn of Newsday indicates that the New York Knicks would want to pursue the veteran forward.

On the first day the NBA permitted team executives to contact agents about players, the Knicks prepared to reach out to several free agents, including one who turned them down two years ago.

The Lakers reportedly also have Hill on the radar.

With players like Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire looking to lead the Knicks for the next few years, New York's main issue is finding lock down defenders on the wing. Hill can be a nice fill-in off the bench in his final years in the league, and help improve the team's overall wing depth and team leadership.

The Lakers have interest, but it's hard to imagine how they'd have the cap space to sign someone like Hill outside of their mini-mid level exception which they probably need to use on a point guard.

Hill proved that he can still play at a very high level. He's only missed three games in the last two seasons and successfully defended the likes of Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant and Monta Ellis. Don't be surprised if more teams express interest in Grant but odds still favor him staying in Phoenix.

To discuss the possibility of Hill and the Knicks, talk with New York fans at Posting And Toasting. To talk about Hill potentially returning to the Suns, head on over to Bright Side of the Sun to talk with Phoenix fans.