Thursday , May , 17 , 2007 Oly Sandor

Grant Hill May Not Retire From Orlando Magic, Willing To Play For Other Teams

After his Orlando Magic were swept by the Detroit Pistons, Grant Hill sounded like he would retire … But wait …. The former all-world, small forward may not be done … Hill’s still got interest in playing and it’s not a given he’ll resign with Orlando …

‘s retirement plans might have to wait.

Recently, the Orlando Sentinel reported that the veteran would listen to offers from other NBA teams during the summer and then decide whether to retire or play another year.

 "Yeah, if somebody knocked on my door, I’d answer it," he said. "I think you hear them out in terms of making a decision. We’ll see." (Orlando Sentinel)

Hill signed a 7-year, 93 million dollar contract with Orlando following the 1999-2000 season. He  becomes a free agent in July after his contract expires.

A few weeks ago, Hill seemed to be leaning towards retiring.  His statement to the Orlando media is something new.

But just because Hill’s suddenly prepared to listen to other teams, doesn’t necessarily mean he’s leaving Orlando.

"I’m rooted in this city, but I don’t know what their (the Magic’s) plans are." (Orlando Sentinel)

The Magic insist that they would like to have Hill back for another year. Since joining Orlando, Hill’s struggled with injuries, but he did play in 65 games last season.

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