Apr 4, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill (27) dunks the ball as Dallas Mavericks players Samuel Dalembert (1), Shawn Marion (0), Jose Calderon (8) and Devin Harris (20) watch at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Lakers Rumors: LA keen to retain Jordan Hill

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Los Angeles Lakers are a “suitor” in the pursuit of now Free Agent, Jordan Hill. Although the center enjoyed a productive year in the Purple and Gold, conference rivals, including the likes of the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets remain in contention to acquire his services for the foreseeable future.

Earlier in the year, it seemed as if Hill’s rows with (former) coach Mike D’Antoni would force him out of the Lakers organisation come the beginning of July. However with the later being the first piece to fall in a summer of transition, it appears that a once forgone conclusion may well be open for debate once again.

With fellow center, Chris Kaman seemingly absent from the future plans of the Lakers, the team’s frontcourt will need bolstering and with his trademark energy, hustle and enthusiasm, Hill remains a viable candidate for the team moving forward.

Hill averaged 9.7 points and 7.4 rebounds in 20.8 minutes per game last season.

With a consistently improving overall statline, it will be interesting to see who moves first in the duel to secure his presence in the upcoming two-week window.

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