Lakers News: Jordan Hill An All-Star Caliber Player? Reviewed by Momizat on . High energy big man, Jordan Hill has been playing inspirational basketball as of late. Hill has set career nights in his last few games and has made it nearly i High energy big man, Jordan Hill has been playing inspirational basketball as of late. Hill has set career nights in his last few games and has made it nearly i Rating:
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Lakers News: Jordan Hill An All-Star Caliber Player?

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High energy big man, Jordan Hill has been playing inspirational basketball as of late. Hill has set career nights in his last few games and has made it nearly impossible for Mike D’Antoni not to start him. He had a career night against New Orleans with 21 points and got one of the best rising centers in the league Anthony Davis in foul trouble that kept him out almost the entire game. Hill then followed up that effort with another career night against Detroit and went off for 24 points and 17 rebounds, both which are career highs. This raises the question if Hill can be the Lakers savior or if he can be an All-Star player?

D’Antoni sure thinks so according to Bill Oram. D’Antoni was quoted that the Lakers brought fake energy, but with Jordan Hill there is no denying his effort and constant energy on both sides of the floor. If Hill is over looked as an All Star, he definitely will be considered as one of the most improved players in the league.

Look for Hill to continue his production on the court as D’Antoni has finally got a starting lineup that will last him until Kobe Bryant comes back into the lineup. The next question will be whether he can keep his minutes and stats with Bryant back, some one that requires the ball in his hands for most of the possessions.

VIDEO: Jordan Hill On His Role When Kobe Comes Back

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Got my vote.

  • Gregory Choa

    Well, if he is, I think he’d become the first “write-in” in All-Star Game history!

    • CLM

      Not really b/c the fans only vote for the starting five, the remaining seven players are chosen by the coaches and the league office.

      • Gregory Choa

        Understood…my point being that it’s very rare that a player not even on the All-Star ballot becomes an All-Star that season.

        Does anybody have an Elias Sports Bureau login and password to check? I’d be interested to see how many times, if ever, this has happened before…

  • jeremy

    all hill doing is playing like he did in college. there shouldnt be much of a surprise that he finally got a chance to show he more then just a one trick pony. that not to say we arent shock, because i am. however he played like this in college

  • Lakers Fan

    If he continues this type of play, yes he deserves to be an All-Star. I don’t doubt his abilities because he is a high energy guy who plays around the rim. The only reason he might not make it is because of the ballot already being out. In the near future tho, Jordan Hill is definitely an All-Star type of player.

  • Jim213

    Given his dominance within the paints he should be strongly considered. But it seems that the only way to get noticed to a high degree is to show what one brings in those big games. He’s shown he’s capable, outplaying Manimal and other rising bigs in the league.

    G……… patrolling the boards.

  • nlruizjr

    Dwight Coward Who ?……. who really cares we have Jordan Hill, who has similar numbers as DH, plus he can play the S&R, can hit free throws, he just has to work on his mid-range but that will get there before DH learns to shoot free throws. MD should use Kaman more as Gasol doesn’t seem to be that interested in rebounding, hustling, etc. Gasol seems to be on 60% mode and Kaman is playing 80%-90% and isn’t afraid of contact, whereas Gasol seems to shy away from any type of contact, this coming from a Gasol fan, just got to tell it like it is.

  • Clippers Fan

    To answer the question to the article. HELL NO!!!!!!!! He had a few good games against bad teams and Lakers fans are saying he could be an all-star?

    • Paytc

      I agree he may still have a bit more work to put in. But don’t forget Jordan Hill played well last season before he went down to an injury. He is on his way if he keeps working as hard and stays injury free. Go J.Hil ! Go Lakers !

      • Gregory Choa

        People also forget that Jordan Hill was huge prospect coming out of the University of Arizona, and the 8th overall pick in a pretty deep 2009 draft that included Blake Griffin, James Harden, Steph Curry, Ricky Rubio, Tyreke Evans, and Brandon Jennings.

        If he continues to work hard and play at the level he has shown he is perfectly capable of, he can certainly become every bit the All-Star that those other guys can also end up being.

    • LakersHeatBeef

      If Jordan Hill can make a consistent 15 to 18 footer on a regular basis much like Blake Griffin or Serge Ibaka do then yeah Jordan Hill would be one hell of a threat on offense and he would be All Star level.

      But it’s just that he doesn’t have a consistent jumper.See Karl Malone was money with his jumper so was Shawn Kemp he would nail down those jumpers all game long.

      Also Charles Oakley was a excellent jump shooter.Also Amare Stoudemire in his prime was a potent jump shooter.Jordan Hill needs a jumper that is consistent,but he is a great hustle player and he is putting up HELL OF GOOD NUMBERS LATELY!But he must do it for the remainder of the season tbh.

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