Grant Hill wanted to keep playing for Phoenix. He would not have kept his family at their Valley home for the summer and worked out with Suns athletic trainers at US Airways Center if that was not the agenda.

Hill did not want to retire. He would not have traveled to Germany to undergo a blood-spinning treatment on his troublesome right knee if that was the plan.

Like Steve Nash, Hill's desires were embraced more in Los Angeles, and he will be introduced there Friday as a new member of the Clippers. Hill will sign a two-year, $4 million deal after getting a veteran-minimum offer from the Suns worth $1.35 million.

"Going into the free agency period, I thought I'd be back in Phoenix," Hill said. "It's safe to say the organization is in a rebuilding mode and that's a good thing. They have young players to usher in the new era."