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Lakers Rumors: Hill, Johnson, And Brooks ‘Not Expected’ To Return

The Los Angeles Lakers will head into NBA free agency with their sights set on LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. The storied franchise intends to make a pitch to both players in an effort to have them join forces with Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles.

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With the Lakers eyeing the two superstars, the team likely won’t be bringing back quite a few players from last season’s squad. Three of those players that might not be brought back are Jordan Hill, Welsey Johnson. and MarShon Brooks, according to Mike Bresnahan of L.A. Times:

Jordan Hill, Wesley Johnson and MarShon Brooks aren’t expected back, and Chris Kaman will have to take a pay cut from the $3 million he made last season.

The majority of the Lakers’ squad from last season will hit the free agent market on July 1 with Pau Gasol the biggest name potentially leaving the team. Gasol will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 joining Hill, Johnson, Brooks, Kent Bazemore, Jodie Meeks, Xavier Henry, Chris Kaman, Jordan Farmar and Nick Young.

Although it is incredibly early in the process with teams able to talk to free agents starting at 9:01 p.m. PST on June 30, the consensus seems to be that most of the team’s free agents won’t return. Many of the team’s pending free agents have expressed interest in returning like Gasol, Johnson, Bazemore, Young, Farmar and Henry, but it remains uncertain who the team intends to bring back.

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It’d be safe to assume that players that are willing to sign at a discount are more likely to return. Gasol, Hill, and Young will likely have a number of different teams interested in their services, but returning to Los Angeles hasn’t been ruled out just yet.

Gasol, Kaman. and Hill weren’t happy about how Mike D’Antoni used them last season, but bringing in a new head coach could change their stance about staying in Los Angeles. It’ll be interesting to see if any of these frontcourt players return.
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  • http://www.sportsblog.com/profile/Wytols Wytols

    Hill is a big loss to this team.

    • Jim213

      Agree, Hill will sign elsewhere for more dough. But hopefully FO considers Brooks for a camp invite if he doesn’t sign elsewhere. Under utilized last season under the former coach as he can play on both ends of the floor. However, Bazemore and Meeks (UFA) should be reacquired for next season.

      • DKWTTY

        LMAO! Brooks is trash, get off his dick already.

        • Jim213

          Better get your mouth off Young’s nuts lol if you still believe he’s more efficient than Meeks and even Bazemore. Seriously doubt the future coach would want a one sided player as opposed to more defensive minded tho he may not have a say on who’ll be acquired for the roster. But if Young’s acquired we’ll see if he puts up similar #s. LMAO

          • jay

            Ed Davis is an unrestricted FA now ;o

          • Jim213

            A few possibilities IMO not to be overlooked.

            RFA, Ed Davis PF/C- Grizzlies (young tho a 50/50 shot given the $5+ mil pay). Most likely just another asset to
            trade down the road.

            UFA, *Marcin Gortat C- Wizards (if Pau doesn’t return he’d be a solid CONSISTENT option for less $8-9 mil but
            doubtful given a possible 1 yr. deal from FO)

            UFA, *Anthony Tolliver PF- Bobcats (reliable player for lesser pay too)

            UFA, *Earl Clark PF- cheap (should be considered for backup/bench IMO)

            Tolliver could help the starters and backup Randle but with Kelly on board doubtful as Tolliver out played his contract (vet $ if correct) and was one of the most consistent players at his position last season.

          • jay

            Ed Davis is represented by Kobe’s agent as well, now that he is an UFA instead of RFA, maybe he’ll be easier to grab now? Marcin Gortat is an intriguing C id like for the Lakers to sign, based off his performance in the playoffs. its just hard for me to see him leave the Wizards, but we never know, lol.

          • Chrmngblly

            Correct. He and the Whiz are in love…..

          • e3bonz

            Didn’t Gortat say he wanted to re-sign with the Wizards?

          • Chrmngblly

            So what? There is a reason for that.

          • jay

            huh?

          • wardrobe99

            ed davis would be a good cheap pick up he has that energy that hill has Al farouq Aminu would be good of the bench also

          • Lakers Fan

            I’ve been one of the few who thinks Meeks, Bazemore, and Henry should be resigned due to them being cheaper and two-way players. Nick Young is instant offense, but lets not forget the style of offense he was playing in and the amount of minutes he was playing. I do have to agree with DKWTTY on Brooks tho. He is trash lol.

          • Jim213

            Agree, but Bazemore may likely sign elsewhere since he’s an UFA now. More dough as several team’s have interest in him. I’d take Bazemore over Kelly 10 out of 10 times.

            Brooks, nah… the rest of the players have had a full year to show their worth. Bazemore capitalized on the opportunity tho both Brooks and Bazemore came towards the end of the season. NO guarantee that he’d be signed if invited to camp.

          • J Taylor

            RE: Brooks
            I think he played well enough to get a cheap contract as a bench SG. It seems to me that all of his travels have soured him and made him a bitter, desperate player. Stability would give him a lot of time to mature.

          • DKWTTY

            He’s trying to save face. Marshon is hot garbage yet he’s been arguing for days that this kid deserves a shot. SMH!

          • Jim213

            He’s not being signed off the bat imbecile. Getting a camp invite to prove himself lol. Know you’re pissed off that Meeks is more efficient than Young but just accept it.

          • DKWTTY

            No duh slow one but you want them to “invite” him which means you have faith in him and want the team to take a look at him. He’s ass, we don’t need to take a look at him. He has nothing to prove-we know what he can’t bring. I’m not pissed at anything. I like Meeks. I’ve been trying to tell you this for days on end but you’re in love with your own opinions and refuse to learn how to comprehend what you read.

          • nlruizjr

            I agree but I’d throw in Kelly, mainly because the Lakers will be short players at his position, especially if we lose Hill, Kaman and Gasol, he still has to improve but I think he showed he has the potential and yeah, Brooks just didn’t impress or even looked like he wanted to be playing, for that matter.

          • Joseph Apohen

            The only pg we have that is any good is Nash who can play 10% of the season. Marshall cannot defend and cannot score. The only one we should secure now is Farmar. He played really well except for some injuries. He should be healthy now. P G we need badly.

          • Chrmngblly

            …but she used to date Brooks….at least she dated him that one time….I guess he didn’t call her back or something…I’d give Brooks a crack at it…but so did DKWTTY, I hear….she probably nagged him the whole time he was doing her thing…:-)

          • DKWTTY

            You fancy yourself as some sort of comedian now? For your information Brooks isn’t my type.

          • Chrmngblly

            Why do you hate so hard? Is it worth it?

          • DKWTTY

            I was joking with you. Why are you being so serious now? How am I hating? You all take me things so seriously.

          • Chrmngblly

            Because it is no good to totally thrash the guy you may end up agreeing with on the next subject. It is better to use your wit to let him know that of the two of you, one of you is a dufus. You know?

          • DKWTTY

            I really don’t care though. I argue then move on. Everyone else should do the same. I see no problem thrashing him then possibly agreeing with him on another subject but thanks for the advice. I’ll try and turn it down a bit.

          • Ranger 623

            Meeks played very good last season should keep him

          • Jim213

            LOL,,, shitty player who plays D and has a career high 66 pts in the
            league smh. Guess he doesn’t deserve a camp invite at minimum LMAO.

            http://www.netsdaily. com/2013/4/3/4180638/nets-cavaliers-scores-final-cavs-2013

            debut: http://www.lakersnation .com/game-recap-bazemore-and-brooks-energize-lakers-past-celtics/2014/02/21/o;

            Do some research before posting LOL.

          • DKWTTY

            Well at least I’m a woman you’re a grown man salivating over a terrible MALE basketball player. Idiot. I tell you what Nick is more efficient than Brooks which is why he’ll be getting calls from other teams and not Brooks. You gotta be the only DUMBASS on this planet who thinks Marshon Brooks is better than Nick Young.

          • Jim213

            Brooks isn’t better than Nick but Brooks can play better defense. LMAO, go back and re-read the old post crackhead. You have more humor than comprehension LOL. Thank goodness the long redundant post’s are over though lol. smh

          • DKWTTY

            Did you just say BROOKS plays defense? HAHAHA! Here I thought you couldn’t say anything more absurd than you’ve already said. Dude is completely LOST out on the court. He couldn’t guard my 84 year old grandmother. Stop being ridiculous. Why would I want to re-read your posts and further burn my brain with that stupidity you type? I ignored you but I see you are back to your foolish ways. You wanna invite MARSHON BROOKS back? You want us to fail I swear.

          • Jim213

            LOL, please look at your own stats. But have some stats here. Brooks would’ve had a better shot to prove himself with the Nets as opposed to the Warriors given their depth.

            However, don’t compare their stats evenly given Brooks only played 18 games while Young literally played a full season but given injuries managed 64 games. Brooks has better shooting averages as opposed to Young but given the former coach’s weak rotations he sat out just a few games after arriving to LA.

            Link to debut: http://www.lakersnation .com/game-recap-bazemore-and-brooks-energize-lakers-past-celtics/2014/02/21/o;

            Bazemore capitalized on his opportunity while Brooks was overlooked after a few mistakes within that week which resulted in him being benched while the clueless coach kept switching rotations. Just trying to drop some sense to not overlooking a player who may be a good pick up for cheap smh.

            Although, truth yo seem more angered at this than the lakers bad season? smh camp invite won’t guarantee that he’d be signed but given he was overlooked woth a shot.

          • Jim213

            LOL, please look at your own stats. But have some stats here. Brooks would’ve had a better shot to prove himself with the Nets as opposed to the Warriors given their depth.

            However, don’t compare their stats evenly given Brooks only played 18 games while Young literally played a full season but given injuries managed 64 games. Brooks has better shooting averages as opposed to Young but given the former coach’s weak rotations he sat out just a few games after arriving to LA.

            Link to debut: http://www.lakersnation .com/game-recap-bazemore-and-brooks-energize-lakers-past-celtics/2014/02/21/o;

            Scores 66 pts vs Cavs (NBA play) don’t believe Nick has done that tho both have played for mediocre teams Smh

            http://www.netsdaily .com/2013/4/3/4180638/nets-cavaliers-scores-final-cavs-2013

            Bazemore capitalized on his opportunity while Brooks was overlooked after a few mistakes within that week which resulted in him being benched while the clueless coach kept switching rotations. Just trying to drop some sense to not overlooking a player who may be a good pick up for cheap smh.

            Although, truth yo seem more angered at this than the lakers bad season? smh camp invite won’t guarantee that he’d be signed but given he was overlooked woth a shot. Admire your dedication lol. Grandma would get dunked on. Got more info but you can do this yourself :P

          • DKWTTY

            What is your obsession with this guy? I’m obviously not going to compare his few games with us to Nick’s almost full season-I’m not stupid like you. He did NOTHING before the Lakers and sits on the bench because he isn’t a good player. Why can’t you understand this? Here you go again with your long essays.

            So you’re giving me some old article in which Brooks scored 66 points against the bum Cavaliers? I’m supposed to be impressed by that?

            Yes Bazemore impressed, Brooks did not. End of discussion. The Lakers already have picked up some good players who have been overlooked and are cheap. You’re willing to go out on a limb for someone YOU and THEY know isn’t good but want to discard Nick like old milk. Please do not say it’s because Brooks plays defense because that’s not true.

            I’m not angered at this because the Lakers aren’t bringing your boytoy back, unlike you Mitch has a high basketball IQ. My grandma could lock down Brooks. She’d probably dunk on him!!

          • Jim213

            Obsession? good bench player with potential ignoramus lol. Again post unsubstantial info but better eat that bowl of poo you’ve been dishing out. How about Brooks not being given a real shot like every one mostly on the roster who played more than 2/3rds of the season.

            Kupcake couldn’t sell a box of girl scout cookies while letting Jim have his way rather than sell him the truth . The record speaks for itself but keep munching on Nick’s marbles if you think he has more potential while being mediocre at D. Don’t care if they sign him (for cheap only) but he best bring it. You humor me thanks tho but give you props too given your frustration/passion for the team.

          • DKWTTY

            I’ve never heard the terms good bench player with potential used when referring to Marshon Brooks. We have enough players and free agents to choose from who are ready to roll who we don’t need to wait and see if they blossom or not. Ain’t nobody got time for something that isn’t going to happen. He had a shot with other teams and did nothing. No dice. He’s 25, how much longer are we going to wait?

            I would take Nick everyday and twice on Sundays over Brooks. Kupchak is a genius who brought the Lakers many titles with his smart crafting of teams, but you, an anonymous poster on LN think you know better than him? Thanks I am very passionate about my team.

          • JJGOKP

            Yo where’s 66 points?

            MarShon Brooks, who played one of his best games of the year. As a team, they put on an offensive clinic, scoring 66 first-half points while shooting 73 percent from the floor over the first 24 minutes.

            Brooks finished with a career-high 27 points and seven assists, while D-Will went for 24 points and six assists.

            this is copy and paste from your link.

            Have you even watch how he plays?

          • DKWTTY

            lol His link didn’t even work for me but what you’re telling me is that Brooks didn’t even score those points? LMAO! I knew there was no way that was possible. Jim is really off his meds!

          • DKWTTY

            I saw it at first then it disappeared. It won’t let me reply maybe because you have dot com in your post.

            Yeah I know and I’ve seen the list of highest scores in NBA history and of course this kid was NEVER on that list so I was wondering what the heck he was talking about!

          • JJGOKP

            LoL. Really. I rarely post anything because I feel like I dont know much, but cmon 66 points Marshon Brooks?
            Obviously people don’t even watch enough games.
            Melo scored 62 LAST SEASON and immediately pulled out cause he couldnt even walk straight.

          • DKWTTY

            Exactly! Honestly I wasn’t paying that much attention to that part of his post. He’s just so annoying and has been arguing with me for DAYS about this scrub. There is no way that was possible. Jesus. I need to go to sleep. lol at Melo not walking straight.

          • Jim213

            Annoying, LOL give me a break. Who’s the one posting 10+ paragraphs re-arguing stuff without showing valid info. yes you Love swag but if he’s acquire he’ll have to show D. Will wait and see stick around. :P

          • DKWTTY

            Who is the one saying things like “Marshon Brooks scored 66 points”, sought out another post of mine to argue with me from something that happened days ago and writing ESSAYS on why Marshon Brooks is better than Nick Young? Even a casual fan who self proclaims to not know much pointed out how DUMB you sound. You’re an embarrassment. You got the NERVE to talk about valid info after that blunder you just had? LMAO!!!

          • Jim213

            Big deal seen worst. But you don’t add to the conversation seriously all you do is complain curse (don’t care). You’re funny, roll with the blunder if it makes your day. Shown valid info yet you’ve failed to show that Nick’s a better prospect than bazemore or Meeks. However, don’t care just back it up or hush it. :P

            But you’ll still keep hater posting cool just back it up.

          • DKWTTY

            Whatever. I’m tired and going to sleep. I don’t really care, this is just something I do because I love basketball and the Lakers. I curse at people I feel are insulting my intelligence with their stupidity. You’re a grown man you’ll get over it.

            Don’t worry I won’t keep bringing up your foolish errors, it’s all good. I’ve shown plenty but as we’ve already established you aren’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. I’ll just act like you never said all that foolish stuff,or maybe not. Marshon Brooks 66 points. Bwahahaha. Boy you funny!

          • Jim213

            :{ ””” you started it :P

            Didn’t say I was perfect, but do vfy info except it’s best to check your own sources as opposed to google. Yeah, mistake, and I’ll just act like I never heard you say that Nick is better than Meeks and Bazemore smh. :P However, Lakers best not have the same type of season as last year. Heads will roll.

          • DKWTTY

            It’s okay Jimmy boy. We both have good intentions. It’s no hard feelings. Well yeah because I don’t remember saying Nick was better than Meeks and Bazemore. I remember saying I want all three back though. We both want the best for our team is all that matters. There’s no way we can be any worse than last year.

          • Jim213

            GO to SLEEP!

          • Lakers4life

            I been watching you guys going back and for, but young brought us back to win games or not to be blown out by teams, him and Meeks were out best bench players, if you check the stats, they were the highest scorers coming of the bench. Brooks only had one or two good games, yes he plays D, but is not to impressive to me, yes he didn’t had a lot of opportunity than Bazemore, but there it was a reason. He needs to go to a team that can give him minutes to show his talents if he is shows it day in day out. Provably he might end up being a good player, but can we afford to wait and see.?

          • Jim213

            LOl, I’ve watched him play don’t get it mistaken but not as far back as the nets days tho close. He does play D but guess you never observed the Lakers beat the celtics for his debut. yes, seen that one too lol. Good post tho thanks . LOL, will check my reference page as opposed to bad articles.

          • JJGOKP

            I am not too sure he actually play D. Sample size is too small and everyone is motivated when you get opportunity to get more minutes. Also he clearly has some other problems we do not know.
            He was best prospect when he was at nets and being part of trade involving Pierce, Garnett, and Terry then descend to D league. After that he was deal sweetener (more of salary matching tool) for Warriors and Lakers. Valuable best young player from journeyman in 2 years without injury? Something tells me stay away

          • Jim213

            Disagree, this is why I’d prefer a camp invite to see if he can make the cut but he may not likely get the shot.

          • Jim213

            Brain spsm on that one my bad. That’s what happens when you don’t check references. But this doesn’t change anything except me looking like a fool given post. Should’ve checked basketball reference but hard have other things to do at the same time.

            Lol, just like I’ve said he’s worth a shot which at minimum is a camp invite. Don’t pan out then don’t sign him but he can put up points too not in bunches smh.

          • DKWTTY

            Brain spasm You’d first need a brain to have a spasm. That was THE dumbest thing you’ve ever posted. 60 points is hard to score and only a few greats in the history of the game have done it and you seriously thought a bench rider did that? My God did I underestimate your stupidity.

            You should just leave quietly now.

          • Jim213

            Nah, but won’t re argue the Nick campaign thing. Have shown enough valuable info.While you’ve just arguing that he should return.

          • DKWTTY

            Good because I was done with it days ago but you just HAD to bring it up again while embarrassing yourself in the process…again! You haven’t shown any valuable info, it was all incorrect and hilariously wrong.

          • Jim213

            Invalid info but who posted first with regards to riding on Nick’s *** smh. Let it go, you probably believe Nick’s still better smh but at least you got a good laugh. Doesn’t change facts aside of the bad one today. lol

          • DKWTTY

            You mentioned Brooks, again. I told you he sucks ass, again. You then proceeded to mention Nick Young which was irrelevant to the topic at hand. You do that a lot. It’s annoying. You still think Brooks is better than Young? Wow!

            Are you on drugs?

          • Jim213

            In reference to bazemore and meeks but don’t let me slow you down. Count your sheep now while going to sleep.

          • DKWTTY

            lol Whatever Jimmy.

          • Lakers 4life

            A lot of players shine in this season, they had he opportunity to play more minutes than any other team they played, but brooks is not better than Meeks and young, bazemore is even better than brooks.

          • Lakers fan

            Brooks better than young,? Not even close, he had one game that he had a flash, but young and Meeks keep us a live many games. And numb we let Meeks go. I hope we can replace him.

        • Chrmngblly

          Wow. For a lady, you sure are trashy…:-)

          • DKWTTY

            You love it though.

          • Chrmngblly

            True, true……

      • Charles

        STOP promoting a loser like MarShon Brooks he has no guts.

        • Jim213

          Lol, more than Marshall, who plays for the $$ as opposed to the brand. Camp invite is nothing as it be good for the future coach to have a second look at players who can play defense coming off the bench.

        • DKWTTY

          Clearly he was dropped on his head more than a few times, he can’t help his stupidity. He wants the Lakers to waste precious salary cap on Marshon Brooks.

          • Jim213

            Smh, you must consider me a frienemy lol. Yet you bring up the salary cap ignoramus. When Nash is on the roster for $9 mil?! lol. I’d rather have brooks for a minimum $1+ mil as opposed to Nash’s contract. The $9 mil could’ve done good this off season given the $9 mil off the books. You’re very humorous. lol

          • DKWTTY

            No I don’t consider you anything. Well I could think of some not so nice things I consider you but your fragile feelings might get hurt again because I’m using “mean words”!

            Why do you take one thing someone says and bring up something completely different that they did not say as a ploy to prove your point? Where in my comment did I mention Steve Nash? Gee you’d rather have a $1 million on the books rather than $9 million. ME TOO! Every fan would captain obvious! LMAO! You are truly hilarious but that’s like asking would you rather have one bag of poop or two. Same shit…no pun intended.

      • Terrence

        Meeks is terrible defensively. He put up numbers last season while they were giving up 120 points a game. If it wasn’t for the fast pace, his numbers would have been much worse.

    • J Taylor

      Not sure I agree…. Sure he’s a hustle guy, but not a starter.
      For the same $4M I’d look to replace him with Okafor.
      Hill is a good addition, but not irreplaceable.

  • comrade24

    Brooks can leave, i think we all can agree on that. Hill i would love to have back, but not if the price is too high. We have Randle now who is younger, and has a much higher ceiling. no sense in overpaying Hill and other role players. Wes Johnson i would only bring back for vet minimum as both his effort and offense was very inconsistent.From last years team i hope they bring back Farmar, Young, Kaman, Henry, and Kelly. Meeks too, but i think he will go elsewhere for a bigger paycheck.

  • vdogg

    i’d love to have bazemore back, too. losing hill would suck… but the lakers could possibly sign ed davis, who i think is loaded with potential — he just hasn’t gotten a chance to show it in MEM.

    • J Taylor

      Where is Ed going to play?
      Monroe and Ryan are the #1 and #2 options and create a complete solution at PF.
      Somehow people forgot that Hill was a backup CENTER.

      • Joshua Duenas

        Ryan is no starter. I like the kid, but i would rather have randle/pau or randle/monroe. with ed davis off the bench. Hill should have started the whole season but dumbtoni didn’t want to.

  • LAL

    How about sign & trade Hill for future pick? I don’t mind if it’s a 2nd rounder. At least get something than let him go for nothing. Mitch should learn from 76ers in term of collecting future assets. It could be useful for trade purposes.

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      Who would give up a pick for him when they can just sign him as a free agent?

  • LakersHeatBeef

    I like Jordan Hill but it’s not the end of our energy off the bench as i have learned Ed Davis is a unrestricted free agent and Patric Young is still unsigned but on the Pelicans Summer League yet still unsigned.Jordan Hill is a hustle guy.

    • Chrmngblly

      I like Patric Young…I thought NY signed him. I like Hill, too. I say bring all these guys to camp and let the new coach sort them out. Even Brooks. But we need Bazemore. Hell make him a point guard. We are going to need him, wait and see.

  • AC

    NOOO HILL :(… Farmar, Young, Henry and Kelly definitely have to be back..but still, Lakers should still try to bring back Hill

  • jeremy

    wes and brooks wont be miss but would suck to lose hill and really they are so cheap they cant give a guy like kaman 3 mill

  • jeremy

    any one want jameer nelson he was just wavier

    • Matt Williams

      We’ll pass. Thanks!

    • Chrmngblly

      no

  • Derek Clark

    Wtf?? Just yesterday they were saying they were interested in re-signing Jordan Hill … it couldn’t have flipped that quick. Maybe they are saying they expect them to be elsewhere without a Lakers say in it. Lake Show must bring back Hill if it’s in their hands.

    • http://www.foxhilldesign.com Josh

      Of course they’re interested. That doesn’t mean they’re willing to pay market value to keep him.

  • Matt Williams

    Hill is the only one out of those three that I’d want back. Other than that in order to get better, we might need to drop the same people responsible for the worst record ever since coming to LA. We’re already free of D’Antoni, so more gotta go.

    • Jim213

      Yet Marshall’s still returning lol.

      • Matt Williams

        smh….

      • SD

        he might not though. for now, they’re keeping him, but remember, his contract is non guaranteed. The Lakers will be looking to sign another PG…maybe bringing back farmar…so marshall will have to compete with clarkson/farmar/nash…whoever else if they sign someone.

      • Chrmngblly

        If you can’t see why Marshall is around, then you are not real serious basketball fans. Marshal is a weird talent. His college coach said he was the best passer he had seen in his 30 years of coaching. I agree that he has not quite found his place in the NBA yet but he is a very gifted BB player. If he grows, we can wait and see if he grows enough; if not, we can cut him anytime. Kendall Marshall deserves a training camp and a clean shot for walking off the plane and straight onto the court and running the Lakers. Hold your fire on the kid. Be fair.

    • Lakers Fan

      If it had not been for the contract given to Kobe, we could possibly be getting Hill back along with some more pieces. Marshall is garbage, so I have no idea why they haven’t gotten rid of him yet. The only players who should be kept(only at a fair, but cheap price) is Bazemore, Henry, Meeks, Kelly, and Hill(although he will be leaving due to him getting a bigger pay day elsewhere). It is beyond me how they have not gotten rid of Marshall.

      • nlruizjr

        agree !!!

      • Chrmngblly

        Marshall is NOT garbage. It just sounds tough for you to say stuff like that. If you don’t see why they haven’t gotten rid of Marshall, you need to pay attention. Others are seeing things you aren’t, obviously.

    • nlruizjr

      Matt, I understand where you’re coming from but I also remember that at one point the 2nd unit were scoring over 40 pts. a game, early in the season, so that tells me they have the potential, no reason to start all over again when some of these role players already have 1 year under their belt with the Lakers, IMO.

      • Matt Williams

        That’s true as well. We did beat the Clippers opening night. Plus the D’Antoni injuries was what killed us in the first place. Maybe it wasn’t fair to totally bash the rest of the roster. We just got to get better on defense.

        • nlruizjr

          yeah !

  • http://rantsofascorpio.wordpress.com/ Evan

    We love Hill for the energy he provides off the bench. He’s not the most talented guy, but he’s won us over with hustle. If we let him go, we need to he sure we can get energy in that second unit.

  • jeff

    I’d just like to see some guys down low that have some pride about protecting the hoop, Pau didn’t give a shit, Hill did.

  • SD

    Of those 3 guys, the only guy I’d be sad to see go is Hill, but he can get more money elsewhere. Johnson and Brooks can go. Good-bye. I’d rather have Bazemore/Henry over those 2 coming off the bench.

  • Dana Douglas

    So, which is it, idiots? Do they want Hill back, or not? The story just above this one said the Lakers are pursuing Hill. Get your bullshit consistent, at least, if not correct. Jeebus…

  • Dana Douglas

    Hill, Johnson and Brooks wouldn’t even have ridden the pine on any of the Lakers championship teams. Get rid of them. Get back to a culture of excellence. I like Hill and rooted for him all last season, but his performance was very spotty, and he didn’t improve the way he needed to. Johnson and Brooks aren’t really even NBA caliber players, they are practice players at best. We need excellence, attitude and work ethic at every position.

  • thecarter

    I want Wesley back dude played defense night in and out one of the only ones

  • LAK3R4LIF3

    Fill in the blanks boys!
    Lakers roster:

    SG – Kobe – Kane – Meeks

    PG – __?__ – Farmar – __?___

    C – Gasol – __?___ – Sacre

    PF – Randle – ___?___ – Kelly

    SF – ___?___ – ___?___ – __?___

    Wishlist: Monroe , Gortat , Ariza , Lowry

  • Robert L. I.

    Bring Hill to play under a coach he already had a bad history with. Give up draft picks and then kiss his ass goodbye. Sounds about right Jimbo. I hate Jimbo run Lakers. Jim, anyone can do what Jerry West does, right?

  • Lakersfan4life

    Keep hill please don’t let it go like they did Meeks, don’t make another mistake.

    • number1lakefan

      meeks was an undersized defender and had to go because were getting swaggy p

  • ASC

    Hill is a huge losss

  • T kenn

    they said johnson will leave but didn’t explain.

  • Joseph Apohen

    If we already lost Hill it is too bad because he is a tremendous player. Is Randle with no experience and the same size better than Hill.? Jordan is a proven commodity.

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