Cohen 8-Ball: Ranking Most Significant Free Agent Signings in Magic History
#5 Grant Hill (2000)
Though it was technically a trade – with the Pistons landing Ben Wallace and Chucky Atkins – Hill was one of the main free agents available in the summer of the 2000. He chose to sign with the Magic and joined Tracy McGrady, who also came over in a sign-and-trade, to help generate enormous buzz in central Florida. Though severe ankle problems derailed his career, Hill was able to overcome a ton of obstacles and returned to All-Star status in 2005.