Flying under the radar as a name that the Bulls could potentially be after in this brief offseason is Grant Hill.
Yet, reports are coming out listing the Bulls among four teams that Hill is considering signing with, ahead of the 2011-2012 season. Judging by the other three on the list, the Bulls give him the best chance to win as his career continues into the twilight.
The other three teams being considered by the veteran swingman include the Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, and his current team, the Phoenix Suns.
As it stands right now, the Suns would likely be considered the favorite. Hill has spent the last four seasons in the desert, and the training staff in Phoenix has helped save Hill’s career, which was hanging in the balance after 12 injury plagued seasons in Detroit and in Orlando.
With the Suns, Hill has only played in less than 80 games one time in his four seasons. He’s averaged a little over 12 points and five boards for a Phoenix team that was once a title contender, but faded last year and doesn’t appear to be heading anywhere quick.
If Hill was to sign with the Bulls, he would be not only a solid contributor on the court, but a solid presence off of it. We know he can log a good chunk of minutes, with around 30 per game as a Sun.
However, while Hill is considering the Bulls as one of his four options, would signing him be the right move for the Bulls? Not if they plan to make him their starter at the two. He’s a three, which the Bulls are already set at. If he’s coming off the bench, then he could be a great signing. If not, the Bulls would be better suited to seek the other options out there.
In reality, it’s very likely that Hill ends up back in Phoenix, even if they don’t look like title contenders in the very near future. Still, it would be an interesting addition to the Bulls, should Hill choose to sign in the Windy City, and there would be plenty of intrigue around how Tom Thibodeau would use him.