Grant Hill injury: Clippers' SF to make season debut vs. Magic

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Clippers forward Grant Hill will make his season debut on Saturday against the Magic. Hill has been out with a bone bruise in his right knee.

Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro announced before tipoff on Saturday that forward Grant Hill will make his season debut against the Orlando Magic.

Hill has missed the entire season thus far with a bone bruise in his right knee. The Clippers have gone 28-8 in Hill's absence, and it will be interesting to see how Del Negro manages the rotation with the forward's return to the lineup. Los Angeles has one of the deepest teams in the NBA, and their bench unit has established an excellent chemistry. While Hill is a savvy veteran who's unlikely to disturb that precious chemistry, barring injury, it may be somewhat of a challenge finding him consistent minutes.

Hill was pretty effective last year with the Phoenix Suns at the ripe old age of 39. He averaged 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists while often matching up against the other team's best player. Was the Suns' fabled training staff to thank for his stellar play? We will soon find out.

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