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Hill: "If I get traded, I quit"

Posted on: December 18, 2008 10:19 am

An NBA coaching source who does not toss trade rumors around carelessly confirmed the legitimacy of an Orlando Sentinel report stating that the Suns and Magic could be partners in a Duke-for-Duke swap involving Grant Hill and J.J. Redick. The deal would make sense, the source said, because "both players want out of their respective teams."

Hill, who played six mostly injury-filled seasons in Orlando before signing with the Suns in 2007, is renovating a permanent home in the Orlando area. But the 36-year-old Hill dismissed the speculation Wednesday, saying, "If I get traded, I quit." Hill is a free agent after the season.


Crazy Joe Gallo
Since: Nov 13, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2009 4:50 pm
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Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2008 1:46 pm

Hill: "If I get traded, I quit"

Send him to the Bulls for Ben Gordon! If Hill wants to retire, let him do so as a Bull, frees more money up for Chicago, creates more of a working atmosphere within the Bulls Team, and creates a spot for Larry Hughes to show his stuff. Heck with JJ Redick, he is just another of the long list of Dukies that can play College Ball, but not NBA Ball!

Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2008 1:31 am

Hill: "If I get traded, I quit"

First of All, Grant Hill almost died due to complications from surgery after he was a warrior when he shouldn't have been playing in the playoffs.  I'm sure none of you know that cause I can see that you don't take time to look at the facts.  It's documented evidence.  It's a testament to his will that he ever came back in the first place.  So I decided that all of you need to shut up and hide the jealousy.

Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: December 19, 2008 12:18 am

Hill: "If I get traded, I quit"

So Grant Hill will quit? Maybe the Knicks should have him talk to Stephon Marbury. It sure would save them a lot of cash!

Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 11:14 pm

Hill: "If I get traded, I quit"

Karma is a Biaaaattttcccccchhhhhh.......goes to show the good book unto others as you would have them do unto you.........Grant Hill wanted to get out of Olando so bad so he could get a Ring w/ a contender........after he sat out years doing nothing but still collecting big fat paycheck(s) he might be traded back to the team that he left high and dry and he has the balls to cry like a baby.... saying he will quit if he gets traded? ...what a punk......I have new low disrespect for this nothing of a player.....   

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2008 10:11 pm

Hill: "If I get traded, I quit"

this guy has spent more time on the bench in a shirt and tie on the bench than most coaches.  please don't quit grant, i'd hate to see an empty seat on the bench instead of you sitting there in a suit drawing a million dollar paycheck.  don't try to make me feel guilty for this guy, the nba "encourages" or makes player participate in charity events for it's "nba cares" campaign, and he can't volunteer enough hours for the rest of his life to garner enough moral collateral for all the money he has made to play a recreational sport in the interest of celebrating his own complacency and "greatness".  this guy was a triple double machine because he filled it up when the game was over, and his pistons were out of comeback range in the 4th quarter.  the pistons said that jerry stackhouse was "twice the leader grant hill was in the locker room".  anytime you can say that about a comparison with stackhouse, you have to admit that someone like hill is about half the player he should have been.  at least if you quit we don't have to count your salary, and the salary of your doctors, the MRI's and physical therapists that have followed you like an occupational buffet for your entire career against that of our operating expenses in orlando or phoenix.

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2008 10:05 pm

Hill: "If I get traded, I quit"

grant hill is such a joke.  all his career he has been living on his potential and talent, but there are coaches who haven't watched as many games in a shirt and tie on the bench as this guy.  are you kidding me with that charity argument?  are you seriously trying to make me feel guilty for expecting a better attitude from a guy who make millions to play a recreational game?  half of the freaking charity events are things the league "encourages" the players to do to drive it's "nba cares" campaign, and besides, what else is someone like him going to do with all the free time he has while un-injured players are practicing.  everyone applauds his triple doubles early in his career, but i've got to tell you, carmello anthony is probably the only player who has ever collected more statistics after a game is decided, late in the fourth quarter, than grant hill.  the pistons actually called jerry "the hotel room destroyer" stackhouse "twice the leader" that grant hill was in the locker room.  maybe he was never a locker room malcontent, but i think being completely satisfied with limited success and mid career mediocrity, just a lethargic complacency with your own greatness is a problem itself.  he always got his stats, but how many of his teams have actually won games?  they were too burdened with his salary watching games to actually build around him.  let's face it, if stackhouse leads twice as well as you, grant hill, then you really are only about half the player you should have been.

Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 9:21 pm

Hill: "If I get traded, I quit"

Apparently we are just gonna start making fun of the Timberwolves now.

Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2008 8:50 pm

Hill: "If I get traded, I quit"

Hill: "If I get traded, I quit"

Marbury: "If I don't start, I won't play"

Any similarities there?

Since: Jan 2, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2008 8:48 pm

Hill: "If I get traded, I quit"

Berger who is this "NBA coaching source who does not toss trade rumors around  carelessly?"  Hill signed with the Suns last year at the biennial exception for 1.83 million dollars with a player option for this year at 1.98 million. Hill told the team when he signed that he planned to exercise that option and retire with Phoenix. That's the context.

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