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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Hill will start in Sunday's game against the Mavericks, the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Hill will take over duties at starting power forward for Carlos Boozer on Sunday. Coach Byron Scott has continually changed his starting lineup over the course of the season and it would be unwise to assume that Hill will remain as a starter through the end of the year.
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Hill scored 13 points (5-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-4 FT) with 10 rebounds and one assist in 29 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Heat.
Hill has been consistent offensively of late with seven consecutive games in double digit scoring. If you need scoring and rebounding from a big then give him some consideration, just realise that his efficiency has been poor, as has his defensive stats.
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Hill (hip) scored 12 points (5-15 FG, 2-4 FT) and added 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one block in 29 minutes off the bench against the Nets Friday.Hill can be a valuable source of rebounds and points as long as he sees enough court time.
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Hill (hip) practiced in full Wednesday and anticipates playing Friday, Mike Trudell of Lakers.com reports.Hill strained a hip muscle against the Knicks on Feb. 1, which kept him out of five games leading up to the All-Star break. The forward returned to the practice court Wednesday and, barring a setback, will be in the lineup Friday as the Lakers look to end a six-game skid.