Not even a fan running out onto the court during last night's game could slow down the Lakers, who beat the Nuggets in Denver to take a 3-1 series lead. Jordan Hill and Ramon Sessions, who Los Angeles acquired at the trade deadline, combined for 24 points, with Hill pulling down 11 rebounds for a double-double. Two of the newest Lakers could end up being more than just rental players, as Monday morning's Lakers links outline:
- It seems "increasingly probable" that the Lakers will attempt to re-sign Hill this summer, writes Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times.
- Hill on the offseason: "Being a free agent, anything can happen. I'm just trying not to focus on that right now. I'm just trying to focus on this ring. It will definitely feel great to have a ring on my finger and after the season, we'll go from there."
- Talking to Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles Daily News, Sessions echoed Hill's sentiment, noting that he was focusing on the playoffs for now. The point guard holds a $4.55MM player option for 2012/13, but the general belief is that he'll turn down the option to negotiate a multiyear deal with the Lakers. Said Sessions: "It's not even a concern. I don't know what's going to happen. I know it's coming. It's something I'll deal with."