Jordan Hill played 25 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday with six points, 11 boards, two assists and four fouls.
The Scoop:He probably would have seen a few more minutes, but the Lakers were down 25 in the third quarter. Hill isn't going to be facing stiff competition from anyone, so he should get some opportunity. At the very worst, he should be able to post nice boards with some blocks here and there.
The Scoop:He reportedly showed up late to the game, but it doesn't appear that he will get into any kind of trouble at the moment. The minutes were low tonight, but it was mainly due to the fact that the Rockets were running away with the game. Hill will be better on most nights so owners should not be concerned and should feel comfortable plugging him into their lineups.
The Scoop:"If Mike was here, I wouldn't be back," Hill said. "That's the way it was. No disrespect to Mike, but apparently I didn't fit his system. Why would I come back?" Hill was shuffled in and out of the lineup for D'Antoni, so this isn't a surprise. He is locked in as the starting center and is a great target in the later rounds. If he stays healthy, he could be a terrific asset.