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VIDEO: Jordan Hill Talks Kobe Bryant’s Strong Return To Lakers Practice Reviewed by Momizat on . Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant returned to practice Saturday after being out since April with a torn Achilles. After the 114-99 Lakers win over the Detroi Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant returned to practice Saturday after being out since April with a torn Achilles. After the 114-99 Lakers win over the Detroi Rating: 0
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VIDEO: Jordan Hill Talks Kobe Bryant’s Strong Return To Lakers Practice


Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant returned to practice Saturday after being out since April with a torn Achilles. After the 114-99 Lakers win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, Lakers forward Jordan Hill who had a career-high night, said he was surprised by how hard Bryant was able to push himself in practice.

“He looked real good. He was going real hard. I thought he wasn’t going to be able to go that hard but he was really pushing it. And, I know he’s not ready yet but he’s coming along and he should be ready pretty soon.”

Hill thinks Bryant will be ready to be back on the floor pretty soon, but doesn’t expect his role to change at all. The Lakers big man said he expects his role to be the same, and will be giving the same amount of energy and aggressiveness every night. There is still no timetable for Bryant’s return, but him being back on the practice floor is a positive indication that he’ll be back in uniform soon. Lakers head coach Mike D’Antoni recently said he didn’t think Bryant would be back before Thanksgiving.

Bryant won’t be on the practice floor tomorrow, as the Lakers have the day off from practice. The Lakers will have plenty of time to rest up before matching up with the Golden State Warriors on Friday.

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Jordan Hill has a PER of 25.21,yes that analytic stuff works.Anyways listen to this i remember when Kurt Rambis kept screwing with Kevin Love when he was coaching in Minnesota.Kurt didn’t like Kevin Love for some odd reason,so coach would play Al Jefferson more minutes than Kevin Love and he would bench Kevin Love.

    As we know Rambis used to bring Love off the bench.Kevin Love had a high PER but his numbers were not too impressive at first,then once Rambis caught on to how good Kevin Love was he used him as a starter and gave him major minutes then Kevin Love blossomed into a superstar putting up mega numbers.But Kurt was fired and he is now with the Lakers,so Kurt has seen this movie before.Hill similar story to Love IMO.

    Jordan Hill is the same story,he had a great PER but saw limited minutes off the bench and now that he is finally a starter and getting big time minutes he is putting up great numbers.Mike D’Antoni knows his job is on the line and he will keep starting Jordan Hill and giving him major minutes,

    Yes i am happy to hear that Kobe Bryant looked good,Jordan Hill and Kobe Bryant are going to cause hell for every team in the NBA.Both are hardworkers with big motors.

  • Gregory Choa

    Just listening to Pau talking about Jordan Hill’s game, especially within the context of this starting lineup, made me realize two things; 1) Pau’s ability to effectively play from the elbow, and function as MDA’s “stretch 4″, allows Jordan a lot of room to maneouver in the paint without necessarily running plays for him to do his damage…and 2) Jordan’s energy has positively affected Pau’s energy level on the court and the two bigs are playing very well off eachother – much more so than with Kaman or Shawne Williams starting next to Gasol. I’m also LOVING the chemistry between Hill and Blake on this starting unit. Blake has been setting Jordan up constantly over these last couple of games – they’re both uber-hustlers.

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