Updated: August 19, 2003, 8:46 AM ETBy By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
Orlando Magic: Like it or not, Orlando swingman Grant Hill will attempt to play this season. But for the record, the Orlando franchise doesn't like it. "He could be . . . I have no idea, to be honest." said head coach Doc Rivers in the Orlando Sentinel. "He's working his butt off. I think Grant, in Grant's mind . . . I think he's thinking, 'I'm not finished this season.' " The team would like Hill to sit out the entire season in order to rehab his chronically injured ankle and then try to make a return the following season, going so far as to apply for a medical exception earlier this offseason. However, Hill has said time and again that he will return despite numerous setbacks. "This is the first year since we've had Grant that the beginning of the season hasn't started with him being healthy. This year we're going into the season not expecting Grant to play and we're moving on," Rivers said. "We're not pinning our hopes on him."