Grant Hill to enter Basketball Hall of Fame

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Former NBA players Grant Hill, Steve Nash, Jason Kidd and Maurice Cheeks have been elected to the Hall of Fame, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Two ex-Mavericks are among the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame's Class of 2018, reports said Thursday.

He was drafted by Detroit, third overall in the 1994 NBA Draft.

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He spent six of his 18 seasons with the Pistons, where he averaged 21.6 points per game. Ray Allen, who holds the record for most 3-pointers in National Basketball Association history, was also on that list.

Kidd was the Pac-10 (before the conference expanded) Freshman of the Year in 1993, Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1994 and was a consensus All-American the same year.

Kidd ranks second in league history with 12,091 assists.

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Although he won an NBA title during his second stint with the Dallas Mavericks in 2012, Kidd will primarily be remembered for taking the New Jersey Nets to the NBA Finals in both 2002 and 2003. He was Kidd's backup with the Suns for two seasons before finding success with Mavericks.

The 1995 NBA rookie of the year made seven All Star teams and earned one All NBA first team selection despite a career ravaged with injuries.

Cheeks played 14 seasons in the league and established himself as one of the best passing point guards during his time with the Sixers, as well as a savvy defensive hawk with career averages of 11 points, 6.7 assists, and 2.1 steals. Nash's peak years came when he returned to Phoenix and played under coach Mike D'Antoni.

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