Friday, July 20, 2012

Lakers Re-sign Power Forward Jordan Hill

The Lakers further strengthened their bench Friday, agreeing to terms with power forward Jordan Hill on a two-year contract for almost $8 million.

Hill becomes the second backup forward to join the Lakers this week after Antawn Jamison agreed to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum of about $1.4 million

The Lakers acquired Hill in March at the trade deadline in what is looked at as a salary dump involving Derek Fisher and a first-round draft pick that was also sent to the Houston Rockets.

Hill averaged 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds in seven regular-season games with the Lakers and those averages increased to 4.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in the playoffs.

 Kevin Bradbury, Hill’s agent released a statement saying,
“Jordan was excited about the fact that Steve Nash decided to join the Lakers and the prospect of winning a championship in L.A..”
 Hill brought energy of the bench and is a talented rebounder. The only negative to this signing is Hill's future is somewhat uncertain. He faces third-degree felony charges for allegedly choking his girlfriend in February in Houston. Hill could spend up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

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