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NBA Free Agency: Grant Hill To Keep His Talents In Phoenix

After several tense days of "will he or won't he", free agent Grant Hill has reportedly decided to keep his talents in Phoenix where he will be a Sun for another season. Arizona Republic's Paul Coro reports that Hill will accept a one-year deal worth $6.5 million from the Suns.

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The Spurs offered him two years and the Clippers offered him more money but the Knicks' and Bulls' one-year offers were tempting because of the quality of teams and Hill's relationship with Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni.

Grant Hill was reported to have considered a variety of other teams that were all interested in his considerable remaining talents. The Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers were all at point or another said to be trying to land the 39-year-old Duke basketball legend.

This deal was a priority for the Suns who appear to want to try and compete for a playoff spot this season with a veteran core of Nash and Hill and then have significant cap space in 2012 to go after a new batch of players. Both Nash and Hill come off the books after this season which could give the Suns as much as $30m in cap space to use next summer, although it's not clear what big name players will be available.

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