3. Grant Hill
Another contentious one is Grant Hill, because there are a section of Suns fans who rightly love him. This isn’t a question of Hill’s commitment to the cause, and he’s definitely one of the three most successful Suns that make up this list.
He played for the franchise for five seasons during a memorable era, and started 343-of-362 games. If anything, the Suns are where Hill got his groove back after injuries decimated his career during his previous stop with the Magic. If anything, Hill just adds to puzzling list that is continuing to grow here.
Between Hardaway, Scott and Carter, who knew the links between the Suns and Magic were so strong? Like some other players here, Hill makes the list because he follows the criteria closely. Despite being a really good player for the organization, in hindsight he absolutely was past his best, because his best looked like the heir to Michael Jordan at one point in time.
We’re holding Hill to a higher standard here, and so the fact he only appeared in 19 postseason games across two seasons for the Suns is a disappointment. Had he been the player he was for the Detroit Pistons, the Suns could have dreamt of winning a championship. Which again just illustrates why Hill is here in the first place.