With free agency getting underway tonight at 9:01 PM PST, the Los Angeles Lakers face their most important off-season in nearly a decade. After the worst season since moving to Los Angeles, the Lakers are prepared to go “all out” in hopes of returning to title contention.
One of the biggest free agents for the Lakers is Jordan Hill and the team is interested in re-signing the forward according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:
On eve of free agency, forward Jordan Hill promises to have several suitors, including Lakers, Mavericks and Rockets, sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 30, 2014
Despite the inconsistent minutes this past season, Hill played extremely well when given the opportunity. With the resignation of Mike D’Antoni, the likelihood of Hill re-signing to remain in Los Angeles has likely increased.
While the Lakers drafted Julius Randle at Thursday’s NBA Draft, the team is in need of frontcourt depth with Robert Sacre being the only big man under contract. Although Los Angeles will focus on signing LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, the team is also interested in re-signing Pau Gasol this summer.
Appearing in 72 games, Hill averaged 9.7 points and 7.4 rebounds in 20.8 minutes.
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