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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:
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Lakers News: Team Requests Disabled Player Exception for Jordan Hill

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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.

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  • honestly

    how about doing the same thing to steve blake?? the dude is basically on welfare

  • Nat

    Greg Oden.

    • cpatelri

      Hell no he is worse than BYNUM

  • Benjie Estuche, OKC

    If the intention of the DPE is to get a power forward to supplement Pau Gasol from the those who are readily available at $1.78 million, then anyone could be just fine as long as he has the hustle which is more than enough to counter Gasol’s timidity in the court. The Lakers need a bad, mean dude the likes of OKC’s Perkins or Ibaka, both of which are not available.

    If we are in for a trade, then, trade Pau Gasol for Josh Smith which is feasible, money-wise, and use the DPE for another from which mean but cool dude is available. Kenyon Martin would be fine. But coach Mike D’Antoni should use also the Lakers full bench lie Ebanks to restore their confidence in themselves. Jamison which is being utilized now is giving the Laker’s punch that they needed. Ebanks had shown good potential; use him for 10 to 15 minutes.

    The last 2 wins showed the power of the Nash-Howard-Bryant combo if utilized effectively. Adding Josh Smith, however, requires a further fine-tuning of the team chemistry. There will be more “growing pains” in the making, depending on how fast Smith can adapt to the coaching ideals of D’Antoni. Smith has almost the same playing style with Kobe, however, that takes the plays from the options of the perimeter to the high-percentage attempts from the paint. Josh and Kobe will complement each other from the wings and both are superstars in their own right. But this is Steve Nash’s problem – how to make the assist and to whom – which can easily be solved at practice games where plays are set up perfectly to win games in several variations of tactical offensive.

  • Jefrey

    Trade Pau Gasol to Marc Gasol HAHAHAHA

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