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Lakers News: Jordan Hill Missed Practice With Bone Bruise In Knee Reviewed by Momizat on . On Sunday night against the Atlanta Hawks, Jordan Hill's energy on the boards in the fourth quarter lifted the Lakers to a a 105-103 victory. While he only had On Sunday night against the Atlanta Hawks, Jordan Hill's energy on the boards in the fourth quarter lifted the Lakers to a a 105-103 victory. While he only had Rating:
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Lakers News: Jordan Hill Missed Practice With Bone Bruise In Knee

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On Sunday night against the Atlanta Hawks, Jordan Hill’s energy on the boards in the fourth quarter lifted the Lakers to a a 105-103 victory. While he only had 6 points and 5 rebounds in 13 minutes of play, most of those rebounds came in the final minutes of the game that was eventually secured with two free-throws and a game-winning block by Pau Gasol.

With the Lakers playing the Mavericks on Tuesday night, Hill missed the team’s flight to Dallas today after dealing with a bone bruise in his right knee. However, he will fly commercial tonight to meet with his team via ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

After not playing until the fourth quarter against the San Antonio Spurs, Hill has earned a spot in the Lakers’ 11-man rotation and there were hopes he would play more than his average 14.0 minutes per game. However, it doesn’t seem like head coach Mike D’Antoni will play him more than that since Hill expends so much energy when he’s on the court.

Despite averaging 6.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in limited minutes, D’Antoni considers Hill a spurt player. While Hill has been productive so far, D’Antoni feels the more minutes he plays, the less productive he will be. However, D’Antoni has been very pleased with his efforts and likes the impact Hill has had on games so far this season.

Hill will be available for tomorrow nights game as the Lakers embark on their first extended road trip through Dallas, Houston and New Orleans.

 
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  • locusten

    if Hill doesn’t get the minutes he deserves [20+ minutes] in the next 3-game road trip, perhaps us as the Laker fans should chant Hill’s name in front of the stubborn MDA.. just look at the facts, stats, and gameplay
    MDA has been trying to blur the focus by saying that it’s hard to satisfy everyone with the minutes they want.. but MDA as the coach shouldn’t blame his responsibility on the players.. it is solely the coach’s responsibility to play the most capable guys with the right minutes-

  • kobe24

    I sort of disagree with Locusten below. First off hope the bruise in knee isn’t serious. Second, although I agree it frustrates me to see MDA put Jordan Hill in the 4th quarter most of the time but, this isn’t mid season its only been 4 games. The way things continue I can see Shawne Williams be the odd man out and MDA it just trying out rotations like how MDA moved up Henry and benched Young.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    We need Jordan Hill healthy.Get well soon big fella.

  • Jim213

    Hill will be alright, he’s been playing with this bruise for a few weeks from has been mentioned. Just watched the Clipps beat the Rockettes. The Lakers have a shot to beat Houston after watching their play though it’ll depend on their ability to play aggressively and consistently on both sides of the court which includes hitting outer shots.

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