For the first time since the Clippers’ last preseason game, Grant Hill will suit up and make his debut today vs. the Orlando Magic according to Clippers’ reporter Madelyn Burke. Hill has been out the entire season with a knee injury. The Clippers, even though they have the best record in the NBA, have yet to be at full strength the entire season. Injuries to both guard Chauncey Billups and forward Grant Hill have allowed reserves Eric Bledsoe and Matt Barnes to flourish in their absence. It has also allowed Lamar Odom to get in better shape and become a contributor. It will be interesting to see how Vinny Del Negro will integrate Hill and later, Billups when he is at full strength.
Del Negro says Hill’s minutes will be limited.