Last night, the Lakers reached agreement with big man Jordan Hill on a two-year, $8MM deal. The former No. 8 pick in the 2009 draft didn't necessarily shine in his seven regular season games for Los Angeles but averaged 4.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in 18.1 minutes per game in the postseason. Here's more out of the Staples Center..
- Kobe Bryant isn't the only one high on Pau Gasol, as Marc Stein of ESPN.com (via Twitter) says that Lakers brass has renewed excitement about him with Steve Nash joining the mix.
- The "high character guys" on the Clippers made Grant Hill's free agency decision an easy one, writes Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times. Last season, Hill started 46 of 49 games for the Suns, putting up 10.2 points in 28 minutes per game.
- The Clippers are also looking into re-signing forward Bobby Simmons, Turner writes. "We've been talking," agent Mark Bartelstein said. "There is interest, but no decision has been made."