Its like Dr. Buss is guarding the Celtic rim this second half. Nothings dropping
wcsoldier81 wrote:I hope Hill don't rush back ... this season is a lost cause , no need to risk another injury/ further damage the current one
As amazing as World Peace's recovery was, Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said several weeks ago it would take a "miracle" for Jordan Hill to return this season.
Hill, who has been out since January following left hip surgery, will have his hip examined in Nashville on Wednesday by Dr. Thomas Byrd, who performed the operation.
"Just a check up to see where we are at," Hill's agent, Kevin Bradbury, told ESPNLosAngeles.com.
Hill resumed elliptical workouts last month and said he hoped to be eligible to return by late April or early May if he were cleared.
Kobe said Clippers' offensive rebounding the other night showed how Lakers miss @jordanchill43. Is it possible ...
for Hill to come back this season? He is recovering from hip surgery and is seeing his surgeon and head of therapy today and tomorrow, and the Lakers aren't forming an updated timetable for him until he finishes the exams tomorrow. It had not been considered very likely he'd come back this season, especially with Mike D'Antoni's penchant for going small.
But Hill tweeted today: "Check up went good...i will start back running in a week and jumping in a week and see how things go"
nthydro wrote:How will he fit in? With Clark & Jamison at PF/SF and Pau getting the backup C minutes, not sure if all 3 can be in the rotation.
Jordan Hill had his routine post op visit from his Hip Surgery. I am optimistic we will see him soon.
Ariza3 wrote:the lakers need him back. his constant energy on the boards and on D and ability to put up a double double anytime is awesome. probably one of the more disappointing injuries this season. really hope he comes back for the playoffs. hill at 50% next to dwight or clark would be awesome. he was a monster for us in the playoffs before and i bet he can do it again. just hope he comes back...god knows we need him.
crazy how a seemingly nobody can become a huge part of our teams success. earl clark too. the role players are very important in this league
LOS ANGELES -- If the Los Angeles Lakers end up making the deep postseason run the team hopes it can, then there might be some help on the way for their depleted bench.
Backup big man Jordan Hill was examined by Dr. Thomas Byrd in Nashville, Tenn. this week and cleared to begin running on an altered-gravity treadmill starting Friday.
The clearance comes just three months after Hill underwent what was considered at the time to be season-ending surgery on his left hip.
Hill will begin running with 70 percent of his body weight, according to the team. He will gradually increase the weight on the treadmill, barring any setbacks, and be cleared for full weight-bearing running and jumping exercises once he reaches 100 percent.
The team estimates it would take another 3-4 weeks of on-court basketball drills before Hill will be able to resume playing in games.
The four-year veteran averaged 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 15.8 minutes per game this season.
Check up went good...i will start back running in a week and jumping in a week and see how things go
Not tryna rush it but the kid is feeling damn good!!!
Felt good to start running again...see y'all soon... #hyped
After running on an altered-gravity treadmill Friday in further progression from left hip surgery, Jordan Hill will be cleared for basketball activities next week and work to elevate his conditioning to the point where he can return to the Los Angeles Lakers, agent Kevin Bradbury told RealGM.
Hill was evaluated by his doctor this week to determine the timetable for a return, and he showed he was ready to be cleared for running and jumping drills. All along, the Lakers’ training staff has been impressed with Hill’s progress, diligence and attack in rehabilitating a hip injury that was believed to have ended his season.
Once Hill resumes basketball drills in the coming week, it “will just be a matter of basketball shape and when he can go,” Bradbury said. The Lakers said Thursday that Hill would need three to four weeks of on-court workouts to come back, but the 25-year-old forward will remain aggressive to beat that timetable.
The Lakers currently hold the eighth seed in the Western Conference, one game ahead of the Utah Jazz.
Hill established himself as an integral reserve for the Lakers a year ago and had continued his development this season. The fourth-year veteran averaged 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 29 games before the hip injury in January, and his Lakers teammates – headlined by Kobe Bryant – have made clear how vital Hill is to their defense and rebounding.
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