Three NBA legends set to headline 2018 Hall of Fame class

Former Detroit Pistons guard Grant Hill is expected to be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Also joining the trio is former sixers guard, and current OKC assistant, "Mo" Cheeks. He ranks right behind Kidd in all-time assists (10,335).

Coming out of Duke University as a senior in 1994, Hill enjoyed his best seasons with the Detroit Pistons, with his career taking a tumble at the start of the 2000-01 season, when he signed with the Orlando Magic in search of better compensation. A formal announcement will happen during Final Four weekend, per Woj.

Nash, Kidd and Hill appear to be the big National Basketball Association stars set for induction this year, with the class likely to be filled out with coaches, contributors and others as we get closer to induction.

Hill also played in the league for 19 years, but saw many injuries throughout his career.

Cheeks, who spent most of his 15-year playing career with the Philadelphia 76ers, coached the Pistons for part of the 2013-14 season, getting fired after a 21-29 start.

In a 19-year career with the Suns, Mavericks and Lakers, Nash was an eight-time All-Star, three-time All-NBA first team selection and two-time MVP. Not only that, but being an 8-time All-Star and 7-time All-NBA player makes this an easy choice for the Hall of Fame.

The duo brought seven assists titles to the Phoenix Suns organization despite never crossing paths and took the assist crown in 10 years out of a 13-year span from 1998 to 2011.

It is unclear whether any of the other nine finalists, who include Ray Allen, Chris Webber and Rudy Tomjanovich, were selected for the Hall of Fame.

  • Rosalie Stanley