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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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Jordan Hill is having a career-year with the Lakers this year, and he credits his development to Byron Scott giving him minutes.
"I got the minutes. This is what I've been waiting for," Hill said when discussing what has changed this season. "I knew once I got the minutes I was going to progress and show [the Lakers] what they bought." Hill is currently averaging 13.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 1.7 assists this season over 31.3 minutes of action, all career-highs. However, health will always going to be a concern, and coach Scott is playing with fire giving him regular minutes in the 30s, so owners may want to sell-high while the headlines are positive. Nov 28 - 9:30 AM

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Byron Scott singled out Jordan Hill and Carlos Boozer for their inconsistent defensive effort.

"Offensively, he’s doing a [heck] of a job," Scott said. "Defensively, though, he still has the inconsistency we’re talking about. He’s one of our main culprits – him and [Carlos] Boozer. They both know they have to get better." Boozer has a +/- rating of -90 on the season, and Hill is at -92, whereas backup big man Ed Davis is at +6. Scott hasn't suggested that he'll start Davis at any point, but it seems like an obvious move to shore up L.A.'s awful interior defense.
Nov 23 - 10:42 AM

Jordan Hill scored 18 points with 10 rebounds, one assist and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Rockets on Wednesday.

He operated a little closer to the basket and coach Byron Scott has suggested he'd like to see Hill take less jumpers. He's worth owning in all leagues and hopefully the wheels don't fall off with his 30-plus minutes per game.
Nov 20 - 3:00 AM

Jordan Hill double-doubled with 18 points, 10 rebounds and one assist vs. the Hawks on Tuesday, making 8-of-17 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs in just 31 minutes of action.

The Hawks rank 28th in rebounding with a -3.8 differential and they're particularly poor on the offensive glass, where Carlos Boozer and Hill hurt them all night long. It was Hill's putback following an offensive rebound that gave L.A. a much-needed five-point cushion down the stretch, and he's quietly emerged as a top-100 fantasy value through L.A.'s first 11 games.
Nov 18 - 10:06 PM

Jordan Hill had a mediocre game against the Pelicans in a 109-102 loss on Wednesday with 10 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 32 minutes.

It was his worst game in a while and yet he's still been able to log big minutes. Hill has played 31 minutes per night this season and has been a very solid big man for his fantasy owners. Keep him in your starting lineup.
Nov 13 - 12:09 AM

Jordan Hill's streak of strong games continued on Tuesday with 13 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks in a loss to the Grizzlies.

The downside is that he shot just 6-of-17 from the field, and inexplicably launched a long jumper during a late-game attempt at a 2-for-1 possession. Hill began the season with a pair of duds but he's been terrific in L.A.'s past five games, contributing in every category but 3-pointers and steals.
Nov 11 - 10:48 PM

Jordan Hill notched 15 points and 15 rebounds in a losing effort vs. the Suns on Tuesday, adding two assists, one steal and three blocks in 34 minutes.

Hill got off to a slow start this year but in L.A.'s past three games he's averaging 20.3 points on 61.5 percent shooting, 8.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.3 blocks. Those numbers might represent his statistical ceiling, but the Lakers are short on big men (and talent) which bodes very well for Hill's season outlook.
Nov 5 - 1:57 AM

Lakers' head coach Byron Scott is encouraging Jordan Hill to continue to shoot the mid-range jumper.

"He can make it on a consistent basis, so I just encourage him to take a shot when he’s getting them," Scott said. Over the past two games, Hill is averaging 23 points on 68.9 percent shooting, and has made 11 of his 20 shots off mid-range jumpers. He's even making his free throws, shooting 78.6 percent from the line, so it appears all his offseason work has paid off. Just know that Hill is very injury prone, so owners may want to send out some feelers to gauge the market on Hill’s value.
Nov 3 - 5:22 PM

Jordan Hill admitted during a recent interview that the Lakers need to be better on defense.

"There’s a lot of wide open layups," Hill said. "There are times I had to help the guard and no one cracked out on my man. But we’ve been having trouble the past couple of years on the defensive end." The Lakers have begun their season 0-4, but head coach Bryan Scott has stated he will not contemplate a lineup change until the team is at least 15-20 games into the season, so Hill's starting center job appears to be safe for now.
Nov 2 - 2:46 PM

Jordan Hill looked comfortable around the rim against the Warriors on Saturday with 23 points, five rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 33 minutes.

The minutes are there once again after logging 34 on Friday. Hill hasn't been putting the ball on the floor and actually only needed five dribbles on his 29 shot makes in the previous two games. Cool stats aside, he's obviously a must-own player.
Nov 2 - 3:07 AM

Jordan Hill scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting with five rebounds and one block over 34 minutes in Friday's 118-111 loss to the Clippers.

We know he can fill it up when the opportunity presents itself, but the 34 minutes really caught our eye tonight. Plenty of reports have been filed that he can't handle more than about 25 mpg, but it's possible both Hill and Byron Scott have different ideas about that. Either way, he should be owned in all leagues.
Nov 1 - 2:10 AM

Jordan Hill played 25 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with six points, 11 boards, two assists and four fouls.

He probably would have seen a few more minutes, but the Lakers were down 25 in the third quarter. Hill isn't going to be facing stiff competition from anyone, so he should get some opportunity. At the very worst, he should be able to post nice boards with some blocks here and there.
Oct 30 - 3:14 AM

Jordan Hill scored seven points to go with 10 rebounds, one block, and one assist in 23 minutes on Tuesday against Houston.

He reportedly showed up late to the game, but it doesn't appear that he will get into any kind of trouble at the moment. The minutes were low tonight, but it was mainly due to the fact that the Rockets were running away with the game. Hill will be better on most nights so owners should not be concerned and should feel comfortable plugging him into their lineups.
Oct 29 - 1:58 AM

Jordan Hill is dealing with a strained neck and could miss some preseason action.

He might sit on Wednesday and/or on Friday. Hill's injury is not considered serious and we'd expect him to be ready for the opener on Tuesday. He's a fine late-round sleeper.
Oct 22 - 7:52 PM

Jordan Hill said he wouldn't have been back with the Lakers if they retained coach Mike D'Antoni.

"If Mike was here, I wouldn't be back," Hill said. "That's the way it was. No disrespect to Mike, but apparently I didn't fit his system. Why would I come back?" Hill was shuffled in and out of the lineup for D'Antoni, so this isn't a surprise. He is locked in as the starting center and is a great target in the later rounds. If he stays healthy, he could be a terrific asset.
Oct 22 - 3:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jeremy Lin
2Ronnie Price
3Steve Nash
SG1Kobe Bryant
2Wayne Ellington
3Jordan Clarkson
SF1Wes Johnson
2Nick Young
3Xavier Henry
PF1Carlos Boozer
2Julius Randle
3Ryan Kelly
C1Jordan Hill
2Robert Sacre
3Ed Davis