Steve Nash and Grant Hill have reason to smile as they continue playing at a high level for the Suns. (NBAE Photos)
When Grant Hill and Steve Nash each re-signed with the Suns in the summer of 2009, some were surprised to see the pair of veterans stay with a team that experts didn’t even project to make the playoffs.
It might be too early to tell if the Phoenix Suns' recent revival is merely a mirage, but Grant Hill's appears to be anything but.
Hill looks to continue his scoring surge while helping the visiting Suns win a season-high fifth straight overall and ninth in a row over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
Hill was among several Suns that struggled after the trade that brought in Vince Carter, Mickael Pietrus and Marcin Gortat last month, with the team dropping seven of the first nine with its new lineup.
Grant returned to the court after a very short recovery from a knee sprain during a Suns vs. Trail Blazers game to accomplish not only a personal best but help lead the Suns to victory over the Portland Trail Blazers.
In the third quarter of the game, Grant became the 15th player in NBA history to score over 16,000 career points. The achievement also lead the Suns to a 115-111 win over Portland.
It’s been seven years since methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nearly took Grant Hill’s life. Since then, the Suns forward has dedicated himself to raising awareness to the deadly Staph infection through his involvement in Stop MRSA Now.
As part of the Stop MRSA Now sweepstakes, CLICK HERE for your chance to enter to win a trip to Phoenix for a meet-and-greet with Hill and to watch his Suns in action for a night. The sweepstakes ends October 29, and there’s no purchase necessary to enter.
What can you expect from the newest updates to Grant Hill’s website?
More functionality, more access, and easier use of features, and the capability to view Grant Hill videos on your phone! Most of the changes are already in place, and the designer behind it says that the mobile videos will be coming shortly after a few more tweaks are made.
Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill has exercised the one-year player option on his contract and will return to Phoenix for the 2010-11 season, the club announced today.
“We’re thrilled that Grant has decided to exercise his option and return to the Suns next season,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Steve Kerr. “He is a critical part of our success, both because of his skill as a player and also his leadership and professionalism that help guide our team. Grant sums up what the Phoenix Suns are all about.”