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Report: Grant Hill leaning toward Knicks, not Suns

Sacramento Kings v Phoenix Suns

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 13: Grant Hill #33 of the Phoenix Suns reacts to a non foul call during the NBA game against the Sacramento Kings at US Airways Center on February 13, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Kings defeated the Suns 113-108. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The conventional wisdom is that, like so many people in their “golden years,” Grant Hill was going to spend the rest of his (playing) days in the warm sun and great training facilities of Phoenix.

But maybe he is going to trade that in for a cold but exciting New York Winter.

That’s what Marc Berman at the New York Post is suggesting.

Grant Hill’s interest in joining the Knicks and being slotted as their starting shooting guard on a potential Eastern Conference contender is growing by the day, and there is a sense he is leaning toward the Big Apple.

Hill is a free agent who can go where he chooses. This is a combination lifestyle and basketball decision. Basketball wise, the Knicks are on the rise and he would be the starting two guard with Chauncey Billups, Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire on the floor. Meanwhile the Suns are riding out the days until the post Steve Nash rebuilding begins, that is a thin roster. But as a family with two elementary school age children, living in beautiful, warm, more suburban Scottsdale may feel a better fit than the bustle of New York City. (Hill is not the kind likely to leave his family in Phoenix and play in NYC, his family almost certainly will come with him.)

If I had to bet I would bet on him staying with the Suns. But it seems that the decision is up in the air now, which is different than it felt to most observers a few days ago.