LakersN4 wrote:Hoping he's the only big we spend on this season.. Grab backup C's that can be had for cheap like Kaman, Okafor, Bynum.. Hill can backup both 4 & 5 next season when we go after Marc.
therealdeal wrote:^ That front line would be the best in the game within 2 years. Easily. I'd shed a tear of joy if we could pull that off. No real rim protection, but some absolutely fantastic talent.
I could root for that team like nobody's business. They'd have fire, they'd have heart, they'd be fun to root for. That team could make the playoffs too for sure.
KareemTheGreat33 wrote:I'm sorry real, hopefully Mitch and Jim makes an effort but it will all be for naught when Detroit matches the offer.
revgen wrote:I'd bring him back for the right price. Randle may get into foul trouble. Hill can fill in.
Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA 12m
On eve of free agency, forward Jordan Hill promises to have several suitors, including Lakers, Mavericks and Rockets, sources tell Yahoo.
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Although he would love to re-sign with the Lakers, forward Jordan Hill will likely sign with a team that offers him a stable role and a multi-year, according to a league source familiar with his thinking.
The Lakers have only definitively ruled out seldom-used forward MarShon Brooks as the lone free agent on the team, according to a league source, and interest in the 11 remaining free agents on the roster will largely hinge on two external factors. Those entail how the Lakers fare in their pursuit of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony as well as what offers the Lakers’ free agents receive elsewhere.
The Lakers are very unlikely to grant any role player, including Hill, a deal spanning three or four years. The Lakers would like to maximize cap flexibility for Kevin Love in 2015 and Kevin Durant in 2016.
Hill’s chances of remaining with the Lakers initially appeared slim. Despite posting a career-high 9.7 points and 7.8 rebounds in the 2013-14 season, Hill grew frustrated with Mike D’Antoni’s system that featured him having a fluctuating role partly because of his preference for a so-called “small ball” system. The Lakers also believed Hill was not an ideal fit for D’Antoni’s system.
With D’Antoni’s departure, Hill’s chances of returning to the Lakers have increased. But there’s also various complicating factors. The Lakers drafted Kentucky power forward Julius Randle, a bruising post player who could take away Hill’s minutes. Hill’s preference for a long-term deal also contradicts the Lakers’ preferences for small-term deals.