Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 1 month ago

Hill scored 18 points (9-19 FG) with six rebounds and four assists in 28 minutes during Monday's loss to the Kings.

He responded well to his last-minute parole from coach Byron Scott's doghouse. Unless he gets sent back to the bench, Hill should provide decent value in the Lakers' regular season finale on Wednesday in a repeat match against Sacramento.

Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 1 month ago

Hill was a last second addition to Monday's starting lineup against the Kings.

Hill hasn't even played the last four games but will get the starting nod Monday. He replaced Ed Davis in the starting five.

Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 1 month ago

Hill remains in coach Bryon Scott's dog house, with Scott indicating he needs to change his offseason workout regimen to avoid fatigue late in the season, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

While Hill has posted career-highs in points (11.9), rebounds (8.0) and minutes (27) this season, he also struggled down the stretch and lost minutes to teammate Ryan Kelly. It's now been revealed that fatigue may have played a role in the shift, and a change in Hill's offseason workout may be an important factor in determining his playing time next season.

Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 2 months ago

Hill was not in the rotation for Tuesday's game against the Clippers.

Hill has been losing minutes to teammate Ryan Kelly. With coach Byron Scott experimenting with different lineups, it's hard to predict when Scott will decide to throw Hill back in the mix. He played just 21 minutes total in his two games leading up to Tuesday's benching, so even if Hill is in the rotation at all going forward, there's no guarantee he would play enough minutes to be of use in most fantasy leagues.

Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 2 months ago

Hill had a big outing in his return to the floor Sunday. He led the team in both scoring and rebounding with 22 points and 16 boards in 27 minutes off the bench.

Hill had been held out of the Lakers' last three games, but didn't show any rust Sunday against Brooklyn. Still, counting on Lakers bench players can be a risky proposition moving forward as Byron Scott continues to experiment with different lineups.

Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 2 months ago

Hill will play Sunday against the Nets.

Hill was held out of the last three games to rest as the Lakers not-so-subtly attempt to ensure they do not have to send their top-five-protected first-round pick to Philadelphia. He'll return to action Sunday and is expected to see his usual workload of 25-30 minutes. Carlos Boozer, who has also been resting of late, will be held out again.

Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 2 months ago

Hill will be rested Friday against the Raptors, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News reports.

Hill and Carlos Boozer will both be held out Friday, but coach Byron Scott said both players could return Sunday versus Brooklyn or Monday against the Sixers. Both are risky daily plays, however, as the Lakers have been toying with different rotations of late.

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Hill is expected to stay off the court for the next 4-5 games at the request of coach Byron Scott, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

Scott wants to give other guys on the team a chance to play extended minutes and Hill is in line to stay firmly on the bench moving forward as a result. This already manifested Tuesday as Hill never left the bench as Ryan Kelly, Tarik Black, Ed Davis, and Robert Sacre saw all of the frontcourt minutes against the Thunder. Hill can be dropped across all formats with this news, although the report still hasn't been vindicated by Scott just quite yet.

Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 2 months ago

Hill will lose his starting power forward position to teammate Ryan Kelly for Tuesday's game versus the Thunder.

Hill's move to the bench reeks of the Lakers ensuing they keep their high lottery pick this summer. Not only does Hill lead Los Angeles in rebounding average, but he also ranks third in points. Nonetheless, Ryan Kelly will take Hill's starting power forward position Tuesday, when Hill will likely see fewer than the 27.5 minutes he's averaged up to this point.

Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 2 months ago

Hill scored 15 points (6-14 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals in 30 minutes during Monday's loss to the Warriors.

It's his second double-double in his last three games, but Hill's production remains inconsistent despite his insertion back into the starting lineup. He still has value in deeper leagues though, averaging 12.8 points and 8.2 boards over his last five games.