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Jordan Hill | Center/Forward

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/27/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: Arizona
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The Lakers have told Jordan Hill they will not pick up his $9 million team option for next season.
He'll be an unrestricted free agent this summer. Hill did have a productive 2014-15, averaging 12.0 points, 7.9 boards and 0.7 blocks. He'll likely be a backup plan for teams missing out on the big free agents. Jun 29 - 4:21 PM

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The Lakers are reportedly unlikely to pick up their option on Jordan Hill for the 2015-16 season.

While Hill did post career-highs during the 2014-15 season, averaging 12.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game, his play fizzled as the year went on and he didn't really live up to the hype. The Lakers own the No. 2 overall selection, and they will likely be drafting Jahlil Okafor, so allowing Hill to walk would not only clear up $9 million in cap space, it would also open up a lot of opportunity for their draft selection. It's unclear where Hill would wind up during free agency, but it's unlikely he'd land in a situation much better than last year, so his numbers are due to take a sizable hit outside of Los Angeles.
Jun 19 - 1:34 PM

The Lakers are unsure if they will exercise Jordan Hill's $9 million team option for next season, but Hill hopes to remain in Los Angeles.

"It’s going to be a big offseason for the Lakers," Hill said. "It’s up in the air right now. They don’t know what’s going to happen. I have to stay positive and hope everything will fall into plan." Hill averaged a respectable 12.0 points, 7.9 boards, 1.5 assists and 0.7 blocks per game this season while shooting 46 percent from the field, but he lost a lot of steam as the season progressed and often appeared fatigued. The Lakers have big plans this offseason via the draft and free agency, so it's certainly possible that they let Hill hit the open market.
Apr 22 - 9:23 AM

Jordan Hill stated during his exit interview that he hopes to expand his range during the offseason, and he would like to become a threat from 3-point range.

Hill made some major improvements this season, and he posted career-highs in points (12.0) and rebounds (7.9). However, the limited contributions to the defensive categories (0.5 steals and 0.7 blocks per game) limited him to just low-end value in standard leagues. Hill also admitted that the increased role and minutes led to some fatigue, which took away from his rebounding energy, but he hopes to come into next season more prepared to play big minutes. Hill may or may not be with the Lakers next season, but he's a guy that needs to be on a bad team to provide meaningful statistics.
Apr 16 - 7:43 PM

Jordan Hill started on Monday against the Kings, scoring 18 points on 9-of-19 shooting with six rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes.

Hill did not have a steal or block and could be found attempting one-legged Dirks last night. He's a DNP-risk and it doesn't seem like the Lakers are thrilled with his approach to the game this season, but if he's starting against the Kings he should probably be in most lineups on Wednesday.
Apr 14 - 4:34 AM

Jordan Hill will start on Monday against the Kings.

There was a late change because Ed Davis was listed as the starter two minutes ago. Adjust accordingly. Hill joins Jordan Clarkson, Jabari Brown, Ryan Kelly and Tarik Black.
Apr 13 - 10:10 PM

Byron Scott wants Jordan Hill to change his offseason routine in order to avoid crashing-and-burning during the season.

In a problem that has plagued Hill for several years running, he noticeably runs out of gas long before the 82-game schedule has expired. "I don’t think he did that this summer to get ready for this season," Scott said. "He’s got to train like he’s going to play for 48 minutes every single night." Hill has also developed a tendency to fall in love with his jumper, and that's something he has to fix as well. Despite reports to the contrary, it's nowhere near a certainty that Hill returns to Los Angeles next season.
Apr 13 - 11:15 AM

Jordan Hill picked up another DNP-CD vs. the Clippers on Tuesday.

The timing could be telling, as Scott has been ranting about his team's lack of effort and he singled out Hill as a primary culprit. "I got a sense of a whole lot of [players] I wouldn't want to be in a fox hole with," Scott said after Monday's practice. "I think they'd end up shooting me in the back. So I've got a pretty good sense of the guys that I think are going to be around, that we will build around." L.A. only has a handful of players under contract for 2015-16, including a $9 million team option for Hill.
Source: L.A. Times
Apr 8 - 1:30 AM

Jordan Hill played 13 minutes off the Lakers' bench on Sunday and had two points on 1-of-6 shooting, three rebounds and one assist.

The streak of DNPs has ended but he's remained a liability since rejoining the rotation, and will remain so while coming off the bench behind Tarik Black and Ryan Kelly. The Lakers hold a $9 million team option for Hill next season and it seems probable that they'll keep him around despite his late-season disappearance.
Apr 6 - 12:09 AM

Jordan Hill played nine minutes against the Blazers on Friday with no points, one board and one assist.

If this doesn't deter you from using a Lakers bench big man, you are an agent of chaos. Hill won't be worth using in most formats unless coach Byron Scott is more open about his lineups. All of his minutes came in the first half tonight.
Apr 4 - 2:56 AM

Speaking during a recent interview, Jordan Hill and Wesley Johnson said that head coach Byron Scott spends more time teaching defense than former head coach Mike D'Antoni.

"Byron is all about the defense. If he doesn’t see any improvement in that, he’s going to pull you out," Hill said. "Mike is an offensive coach. He knows his stuff on offense. We did defensive stuff. But he just wants the ball to get into the basket." Add this comment to the list of jabs Hill has taken at D'Antoni since his departure. Hill often clashed with D'Antoni about how he would like to be used in the grand scheme of things, but he has enjoyed a career-year playing under Scott with averages of 12.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He's a low-end asset in standard leagues.
Apr 3 - 9:02 AM

The Lakers may exercise their team option for Jordan Hill after the 2014-15 season, according to sources.

The Lakers could pick up Hill's option for 2015-16 for $9 million and are reportedly leaning towards doing so. The 27-year-old is a nightly risk due to his scratch potential, but he's averaging 12.3 points, 11.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 0.7 blocks over his last three games and is worth rostering in most standard fantasy leagues.
Apr 2 - 1:22 PM

Jordan Hill grabbed 10 rebounds to go with five points on 2-of-8 shooting, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes before fouling out on Monday.

Hill's status is a question mark on an every night basis these days and owners should rely on him at their own risk.
Mar 31 - 12:04 AM

Byron Scott said he thinks Jordan Hill can "play harder."

After praising Hill for his 22 points and 16 rebounds as one of the only players who competed in Sunday's loss, Scott then took another dig at him. "That's one thing I'm a little disappointed in. I thought he was a real energy guy." Hill's fallen in love with his jumper, and he's no longer doing the dirty work around the rim as often. Hill should be back in the rotation for now, but it's not clear how long it may last. Despite career-high marks in points (12.3) and rebounds (eight), Despite a desire to return, Hill is not a lock to return to the Lakers next season. The team holds a $9 million option.
Mar 30 - 10:30 AM

Jordan Hill thrived in his return to the Lakers' rotation on Sunday, coming off the bench for 22 points on 10-of-17 shooting, 16 rebounds and one block in just 27 minutes.

Hill was a healthy DNP-CD in his past three games, as coach Byron Scott opted to give more playing time to younger players down the stretch. He benefited from Ed Davis' precautionary rest day today, so unfortunately it may be hard for Hill to maintain a fantasy-relevant role going forward. Congratulations to anyone who gambled on Hill vs. the Nets, but it's impossible to recommend him given the ongoing risk of a DNP-CD.
Mar 29 - 5:52 PM

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PF1Julius Randle
2Tarik Black
3Larry Nance
C1Robert Sacre