Lakers Re-Sign Jordan Hill

July 23 2014 at 6:40pm CDT By Eddie Scarito

JULY 23RD: The team has officially re-signed Hill, according to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News (via Twitter), who reports that GM Mitch Kupchak called Hill a “consistent contributor” in a team release.

JULY 11TH: Free agent forward Jordan Hill has agreed to a two-year, $18MM deal to return to the Lakers, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). Hill joins Nick Young, who agreed to re-sign earlier, in returning to the team, and new acquisition Jeremy Lin, whose trade was agreed upon earlier, too.

In 72 games last season, Hill averaged 9.7 PPG, 7.4 RPG, and 0.8 APG while playing an average of 20.8 minutes a night. His slash line was .549/.000/.685. His career numbers over five seasons are 6.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG, and 0.5 APG.

With all the deals signed today, the Lakers have all but taken themselves out of the running for Carmelo Anthony, and seems to indicate the team will focus on next summer to try to lure a big name to Los Angles. The franchise now only has their $3.27MM taxpayer mid level exception with which to pursue players unless more moves are made.

7 thoughts on “Lakers Re-Sign Jordan Hill

    1. I’ve always thought he would average 16/10 if he got 34 minutes a night. But yeah, he’s not entirely proven. It’s funny how much these Laker role players are getting paid this offseason.

      1. As I said a little earlier, look across the league. Everything has been an overpay. The only person that didnt get overpaid is probably Spencer Hawes. Even he got more years than he probably should have. Thats what I’ve noticed the most. Not just the money out there. Its the years being given

  1. i would have been ok with the 9 million a yr for hill if it was only for 1 yr to open up more cap space next summer…
    so as a laker fan i see at best with the moves we have made is a 1st round sweep next season. kobe must be shaking his head,

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