Miami Heat Considering Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady
Last season, the Miami Heat's roster included a few superstar names and a lot of over-the-hill veterans. That worked out relatively fine but wasn't quite enough. Maybe a few superstar over-the-hill veterans could help?
The team's top brass thinks it might be worth a shot and is reportedly considering looking at Grant Hill and Tracy McGrady.
The Heat need a defense-minded small forward, and previous reports have suggested the team could be after 32-year-old free agent Shane Battier. However, Barry Jackson reports the team is now also interested in 38-year-old Hill.
If the Heat cannot sign preferred choices Shane Battier, Grant Hill or Tayshaun Prince postlockout, Miami will consider Michael Redd and Tracy McGrady, among others.
From the media-spectacle angle, Hill or McGrady would be, well, interesting. Both might be a bit past their prime, but we are talking about guys who have been selected to an All-Star team seven times each. Do we even have room for a big four?
Let's not forget that while LeBron James and Dwyane Wade fell off the list of the NBA's most marketable players this year, Grant Hill sat at number seven.
Though, Hill and McGrady do have something in common with James: Neither has an NBA championship. So the proposition could be tempting for everyone involved.
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