Jordan Hill was acquired by the Los Angeles Lakers last season and played solidly as the backup forward. During this offseason, it was reported that Hill and the Lakers were far apart in negotiations and it looked like Hill was going to be playing for a different team. However, the two sides have agreed to a two-year contract worth about $8 million.
Hill had the chance to take more money and a longer deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, but declined their offer and decided to work things out with the Lakers. Hill loved the fact that Steve Nash was now on the team and he didn’t want to leave a team that has a chance to win a championship in the next couple of seasons.
The Lakers also just signed veteran free agent Antawn Jamison which should help solidify the Lakers big men on the bench. The Lakers have had struggles getting scoring from their big men coming off the bench, but with the addition of Jamison along with the upcoming Hill, the Lakers will be in better shape this year.
Hill only played seven regular season games with the Lakers last season and averaged 11 minutes a game. However, he should expect to see more playing time this season. His role on the team will be bigger and the Lakers should expect a lot out of him this upcoming season.
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