After Gary Tanguay's announcement that Grant Hill would be a Celtic by the end of the week, apparently the waters have gotten a little more cloudy as to Hill's intentions.
We do know that he is considering the Celtics, Suns and Knicks and all 3 have their selling points.
Suns- He played there last year and is in a familiar setting and wouldn't have to move. The Suns can also offer him a starting role.
The Celtics offer the best chance of getting a ring. On the Celtics, he won't be starting but at his age, coming off the bench could give him an extra year or two on his career. In Boston he would be reunited with his former coach, Doc Rivers.
New York is the pick of his wife as she is a singer and New York City offers her more opportunities to advance her career. In New York, Hill would be reunited with his former coach, Mike D'Antoni.
As far as money is concerned, it is all pretty much equal. Boston has a bi-annual exception which is worth approximately $3.9 million over two years to offer. New York has its mid-level exception and bi-annual exception and will probably offer either the bi-annual or a portion of the mid-level. Since the Suns used their bi-annual exception on Hill in 2007, they are expected to offer a similar portion of the mid-level exception to try to lure him back into the fold.
Hill had dinner with Doc on Sunday, met with the Knicks on Tuesday, and is expected to meet with the Suns on Wednesday. The one advantage the Celtics have over the other two teams is a real shot at a ring.
Also on the rumor mill is Big Baby Davis's status. Tanguay mentioned that Big Baby was on his way to the Spurs and then said that Dallas and the Magic were also interested. Both the Mavericks and the Magic have denied any interest in him. Apparently the Spurs are still interested in Big Baby, but they have agreed to sign 6'10" Marcus Haislip who has been playing in Europe. According to the San Antonio papers, though, their main target is Antonio McDyess. I guess Big Baby is plan C. They have their entire mid-level exception to spend on another big man.