Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 2 Days
Hill was considered probable for the season opener with a neck issue, but took his place in the starting lineup, scoring seven points (2-7 FG, 3-4 FT) with 10 rebounds, one assist and one block in 23 minutes.
The minutes total is a little low, but with the lop-sided nature of the contest, no one on the Lakers topped 30 minutes. Now with Julius Randle's broken right tibia, the front court depth thins a little and Hill should get back to close to 30 minutes a game and remains a solid option in all leagues.
Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 5 Days
Hill (neck) is considered probable for Tuesday's opener against the Rockets, Bill Oram of the OC Register reports.
Hill sat out Friday's preseason finale with a minor neck strain, but after a weekend of rest he has a good chance to join the Lakers' for opening night. The Arizona product projects to start at center this season, and he'll share time with Ed Davis.
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Hill will not in Friday's preseason finale due to a stinger.
Hill's stinger will hold him out of Friday's preseason game, but they usually don't last long. It shouldn't effect his status for the team's regular season opener unless it turns out to be something more serious. Ed Davis and Robert Sacre will start up front for the Lakers Friday.
Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 14 Days
Hill scored 12 points (5-7 FG, 2-3 FT) with 14 rebounds and two blocks in 28 minutes Thursday in the blowout loss to the Jazz.
It was Hill's second double-double of the preseason and he's also blocked at least one shot in the last three tilts. Hill will start at center for the Lakers this season and if he can stay healthy, a big if so far in his career, he'll be a valuable fantasy contributor.
Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 18 Days
Hill scored eight points (3-8 FG, 2-2 FT) with seven rebounds, including four on the offensive end, two assists, and one block in 21 minutes Sunday.
Hill will be the Lakers' starting center this season and if he can close in on 30 minutes a night, will be a very valuable fantasy option. Target him toward the end of your drafts and he could produce some nice upside, particularly in points, rebounds, and blocks.
Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 24 Days
Hill was the Lakers' starting center for the preseason opener and pulled down a double-double of 10 points (4-5 FG, 2-3 FT) and 11 rebounds in just 19 minutes Monday.
Hill was a per-minute beast last season, averaging 16.7 points and 12.8 rebounds per-36 minutes. If coach Byron Scott unleashes Hill and his fitness has improved, he good separate himself from the rest of the Lakers' frontcourt and be a mid-late round fantasy option.
Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 28 Days
Hill has given up drinking alcohol in a bid to improve his overall health, level of fitness and recovery abilities, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Hill posted career highs last season by scoring 9.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in just 21 minutes per game, but couldn't contribute more due to fatigue, which set in after a few minutes. If his fitness and recovery speed has improved markedly as Hill says it has, he's a good bet to play significantly more minutes and put up very helpful numbers for fantasy leagues. He should be considered a late round target with significant upside.
Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 2 Months
Hill is likely to begin training camp as the starting center, although no official announcement has been made yet, NBA.com reports.
Coach Byron Scott has been praising Hill this offseason and it's no real surprise that he will get the first crack at the starting job over Ed Davis and Robert Sacre. Down the stretch last season, Hill racked up five double-doubles in the last eight games and has upside as a fantasy option provided he can stay healthy.
Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 3 Months
Hill will play good minutes at center this season amid the morass of frontcourt players the Lakers have accumulated this offseason, head coach Byron Scott stated on the Lakers' official Twitter account.
Hill was projected to be the Lakers' starting center, but it's good to hear it come from someone within the organization. Scott also mentioned that newcomer Ed Davis would see time at the five, presumably backing up Hill. Last season, in former coach Mike D'Antoni's offense, Hill put up impressive per-36 minutes stats of 16.7 points and 12.8 rebounds and he is on the verge of a breakout campaign in 2014-15.
Jordan Hill PF/C LAL 4 Months
Jordan Hill has agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal with the Lakers.
It's a fairly expensive deal at $9 million per, but at least it's just for two seasons. Hill had a tough time staying court last season and his conditioning capped his minutes per game a bit. Still, the Lakers needed size and depth, so it's a good fit. He won't be worth drafting in most leagues.