Hill staying in Phoenix

Phoenix forward Grant Hill has decided to stay put rather than sign in Boston or New York, according to agent Lon Babby. The Celtics could only offer the $1.9 million bi-annual exception. More details to come. Babby said Hill received a two-year deal with Phoenix paying $3 million in the first year with a player option in second year paying $3.24 million.
Babby declined to get into specifics as to why Hill turned down the Celtics and New York during a conference call today. When asked about turning down a possible title run with Boston, Babby said: “I said I’m not going to talk about why he’s not going to go to a place. Obviously, the opportunity to play for a team that recently won a championship and will be in the hunt next year was a strong, very, very strong consideration to go to Boston.”


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