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Mike Brown Says Jordan Hill Won’t Get Much Playing Time Reviewed by Momizat on . The one trade that seemed to shock everyone at the NBA trade deadline was the Los Angeles Lakers dealing five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher to the Houston Rock The one trade that seemed to shock everyone at the NBA trade deadline was the Los Angeles Lakers dealing five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher to the Houston Rock Rating:
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Mike Brown Says Jordan Hill Won’t Get Much Playing Time

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The one trade that seemed to shock everyone at the NBA trade deadline was the Los Angeles Lakers dealing five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Jordan Hill. With no rumors circulating around about Fisher’s possible departure or a deal with the Rockets other than to acquire Kyle Lowry in a swap for Pau Gasol, the trade took a lot of people by surprising and left a lot of Lakers fans scratching their heads.

Even though the Lakers lost their leader in the locker room and one of the most respected players in the storied franchise’s history, the move was made to save money moving forward. Fortunately, even though they weren’t able to acquire Michael Beasley from the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Lakers did receive a talented young player in big man Jordan Hill.

According to Ben Bolch of the L.A. Times, Jordan Hill was cleared to play on Sunday night and was not used by head coach Mike Brown:

Jordan Hill was cleared to play for the Lakers on Sunday when Derek Fisher took a buyout from Houston, a development that occurred about 72 hours after the Rockets swapped Hill for Fisher and a first-round draft pick.

Lakers Coach Mike Brown acknowledged that it could be tough for the third-year forward out of Arizona to get significant playing time because he is behind reserve big men Troy Murphy and Josh McRoberts on the depth chart.

“Those are two veteran guys in front of him,” Brown said, “so it’s not as easy to just say, ‘Hey, you know what, Josh and Troy, you guys played well for us but we’ve got this new young guy coming in so he’s going to play in front of you.’”

With Murphy and McRoberts ahead of him, there is a good chance that Hill could be the next Jason Kapono or Luke Walton in terms of playing time. That may very well change if he can prove to Coach Brown what he can do on the floor in limited minutes. With the reputation as a tough high-energy player, there might be room to fit Hill into the rotation in the near future.

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  • Chris

    “so it’s not as easy to just say, ‘Hey, you know what, Josh and Troy, you guys played well for us but we’ve got this new young guy coming in so he’s going to play in front of you.’”
    File under ‘Things You Don’t Want Your Coach To Say Aloud.’ That is your job Mike Brown.

  • Evan

    i think we should get rid of Troy we should of traded him

    • Dominiquerivers

      wow that dum start ramon let hill play a good back up center

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_35VTZAUPDSNQBDWE3BSWPO2MMM MR. JUAN_YOUR WARLOCK

    I like Mike Brown and his defensive approach to the game, but his overall view of what is effectively going on, sometimes leaves me flabbergasted… If Murphy is unable to drain the few treys he’s been able to manufacture thus far, he then becomes a glaring liability on what Brown ultimately hangs his hat on.

    …Rebounding relentlessly, shot blocking intensity, and most notably, running the court effectively; is what Jordan brings to the mix… these numerous effects, trump a trey out of a blue moon, any day of the month.  
    …Kupchack said the Lakers were very happy with their acquisition of Jordan and that he is going to have his chance to compete for playing time, but will ultimately have to earn it.

    …Mike Brown says Jordan Hill won’t get much playing time… What? …Is there a major disconnect going on here? …or does Brown simply talk too much?

  • http://coachdesignz.wordpress.com/ Jay Dayuday

    Brown wants results and unless Hill proves he can and fit to the system, he won’t really play that much.
    Give Brown and Hill some time, I’m sure they’ll figure something out.

  • Marty Susman

    Jeff Van Gundy is out in NBA land, as is Jerry Sloan waiting for a call…

  • Logic

    I never realized how stupid Laker Fans can be WOW!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_35VTZAUPDSNQBDWE3BSWPO2MMM MR. JUAN_YOUR WARLOCK

      I never realized how stupid Logic can be… WOW!!!!! 

  • Benjaminpineda12

    brown is lebrons firend , hes tryn to make the lakers lose so he doesnt put in startng session or even put hill in . he wants lebron to  win a ring
    hes not lookn  for the best for the lakers get him out of la

  • Myroram

    Hey Brown, are you nuts!!! The Lakers traded for Jordan Hill and here you are telling everybody that it could be tough for him to get significant playing time simply because he is behind Murphy and McRoberts on the depth chart. So this makes you a stat coach? And by this, are you trying to tell us, you don’t believe anything about “Linsanity” phenomenon? While I have nothing against the two big men, Hill should be tested to find out how he fares playing with the lakers squad on the floor. Who knows, Hill might be the one who could give the lakers more strength on both offense and defense whenever Bynum or Pau is out. You did this to Morris, even if you know the kid has a lot of potentials in the pg position. Now you’re doing the same to Hill. maybe it time for you to evaporate quickly from the LAL. AND ALSO STOP MEDDLING IN THE MVP EFFORT OF KOBE. HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S DOING. YOUR JOB IS TO WIN GAMES AND HELP THE TEAM EARN ANOTHER RING. COMPRENDE!!!!!!  

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