While recent NBA trade rumors for 2012 centered on the Los Angeles Lakers possibly trading for Dwight Howard, the newest gossip involves another player that LA might want to acquire. Now that Steve Nash is on board, will the Lakers go after one of his former teammates from the Phoenix Suns?
As Dwight Howard trade rumors are dying out for those teams hoping to get him, the Lakers may want to consider another star who used to play for the Magic. That star is Grant Hill, who was a teammate of Steve Nash's back in Phoenix as well. Regarding Hill's status, NBA analyst David Aldridge reported via his Twitter account on Tuesday:
"Grant Hill still considering Heat, Thunder, as well as Lakers, per source. Story up soon on NBA.com's Hang Time Blog."
Hill is not exactly young, as he's pushing 40 years old and has suffered a variety of chronic injuries which continue to plague him now. With that in mind, bringing him on board in Los Angeles might be more of a liability than any sort of benefit to the team. That's no disrespect to Grant, but the Lakers seem to now have the pieces in place to be among the top contenders in the West. Hill's career is nearing the end, unfortunately for him, so fans may not see much more of him after another season or two. However, the fact he's still able to contribute at least 10 points a game, about 3 rebounds and 2 assists, is going to be valuable to some team.
That said, Hill could always join the Miami Heat who look poised to win several more championships now that they've bolstered their roster with Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis. After all, if Eddie Curry can win a title from the bench, why can't a top notch guy like Grant Hill?
Do you think Grant Hill will go to the Lakers or Heat, or choose to retire?
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