Del Negro Happy with Clippers Chemistry
(Grant) Hill, who will turn 40 in October, recently had the same platelet-enrichment procedure done on his knee in Germany that Kobe Bryant had, and he said he felt re-energized. Hill started 46 of 49 games last season and averaged a career-low 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 28.1 minutes.
“I feel good,” Hill said. “I felt good before I went over there (for the procedure.) Bottom line is you want to play and you want to give yourself every opportunity to be right. It was really good. I feel good. It was worth the trip.”
Hill’s signing, combined with the offseason acquisitions of Lamar Odom, Jamal Crawford and Ryan Hollins, round out the Clippers’ efforts this offseason to revamp their bench and give them some much-needed depth, especially on the front line.
“There hasn’t been one guy that wasn’t our first choice that we haven’t gotten,” (Vinny) Del Negro said. “It’s been great. We just feel very good about the people we’re bringing in, the players, the talent and the chemistry of the team. We’re building it the right way.”