It did not look like the Chicago Bulls needed Grant Hill on Tuesday night, but they sure did pursue him as a free agent in the off-season.

Hill, who re-signed with the Suns for a one-year and $6.5 million, had plenty of suitors, but none pressed his decision like the Bulls, who made a competitive offer to Hill, fully knowing that he was coming off knee surgery in September at age 39.

Hill arrived in Chicago in January with the frustration of shooting 33 percent on a skidding team, and Chicago has the best record in the league for a second consecutive season.