Home
Lakers News: Team Requests Disabled Player Exception for Jordan Hill Reviewed by Momizat on . The Los Angeles Lakers will not have Jordan Hill's services for the remainder of the season due to his hip injury. Hill was a key player off the Lakers' bench a The Los Angeles Lakers will not have Jordan Hill's services for the remainder of the season due to his hip injury. Hill was a key player off the Lakers' bench a Rating:
You Are Here: Home » News » Lakers News: Team Requests Disabled Player Exception for Jordan Hill

Lakers News: Team Requests Disabled Player Exception for Jordan Hill

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Los Angeles LakersThe Los Angeles Lakers will not have Jordan Hill’s services for the remainder of the season due to his hip injury. Hill was a key player off the Lakers’ bench and with him no longer in the lineup, the Lakers will miss a great rebounder and energizer.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Lakers have filed a disabled players exception for Hill. If the league accepts the Lakers’ request, the front office will be given more flexibility in search for a replacement.

A disabled player exception can be awarded to a team when a player is projected to be out for the season (until at least June 15). Hill said his recovery is expected to take six months.

If the league grants the Lakers’ request, the team would gain an additional $1.78 million in spending power (half of Hill’s contract this season). The Lakers can use the exception to sign a player for the remainder of the season. It can also be used in trade to acquire a player in the final year of his contract, making up to $1.88 million.

The Lakers will likely go after another big man in hopes that he can fill the void left by Hill. Los Angeles relied on Hill to bring in instant offense from the bench and he provided the team with much needed defense and intensity.

Before the injury this season, Hill averaged 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

About The Author

Ramneet is a Senior Writer for Lakers Nation and has been contributing his thoughts on the Lakers and the NBA since 2010. Follow Ramneet on Twitter @Ramneet24.

Number of Entries : 1385
There are 5 comments

Contact Us | Privacy Policy | © 2014 Medium Large, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Medium Large, LLC - All data and information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not reflect the views or opinions of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Los Angeles Lakers, it's employees, or its’ affiliates. LakersNation.com is an independent fan site and not associated with or represent National Basketball Association or the Los Angeles Lakers. Furthermore, LakersNation.com makes no representations as to accuracy, suitability, or validity of any information on this website and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.

Scroll to top