Peep Show

Updated: January 30, 2004, 9:10 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
Orlando Magic: Grant Hill told the Orlando Sentinel that he hopes to rejoin the team for practice in late February after being cleared to resume full-scale basketball activities. Hill said he is aiming at playing the last 10 games of the season. "The most it can be is 10 games from what I hear," Hill said. "I'm just glad to be able to play. I don't like to be restricted, but it fits my schedule." According to the Sentinel, 80 percent of Hill's contract is covered by insurance as long as he doesn't exceed 10 games this season.

Cleveland Cavaliers: For the second time in as many weeks the Cavs reiterated that Zydrunas Ilgauskas is no longer on the trading block. "We are where we're going to be," coach Paul Silas told the News Herald. "(That won't change) unless something crazy comes about. I never say never. But, basically, we're not looking to do anything. We're settled in. Everyone is playing well. It's coming together."

New Jersey Nets: New Nets coach Lawrence Frank believes that Alonzo Mourning will eventually return to the Nets, though this season is out of the question. "Alonzo, that's a very, very special guy. So you never forget. And we remember Alonzo every day. We talk about him every day. We put his number on the board every time we go out and prepare for a game," Frank told the N.Y. Post. "At some time, he's going to be back with us hopefully in one capacity or another. We haven't talked about that, but it's something I'm going to pull his leg [over], God-willing, if everything looks great with his health, we'd love to have him around. Whether it's in an official capacity or not, I don't know."

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer