Unlike the Ramon Sessions trade the Lakers acquisition of Jordan Hill still has a chance to show some return on investment. Hill and the Lakers came to terms on a two-year, $8-million deal yesterday keeping the man Derek Fisher was traded for in the purple and gold fold.
Hill’s value wasn’t revealed until Mike Brown unexpectedly called his number late in the regular season. During the postseason Hill became L.A.’s main option off the bench to spell Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol. His athletic ability and active style of play is precisely what the aging roster of the Lakers needs.
His expanded role in Mike Brown’s rotation played heavily in Hill’s decision to re-up with the Lake Show. The Minnesota Timberwolves were also said to be pursuing the former unrestricted free agent.
Naturally isn’t impossible to discuss Hill’s future with the Lakers without mentioning his uncertain future in the legal system. Shortly before he was traded to the Lakers Hill was arrested in Houston and later charged with felony assault not long after joining the Lakers.