Player Capsule: Jordan Hill
For all of L.A.’s injuries in 2012-13, no player was hit with the bug worse than Jordan Hill, whose stretch of solid play in the middle of the season was cut short due to a tear of the labrum in his left hip.
In a good sign for next season, Hill did manage to return three months earlier than the original recovery projection to appear in three of the team’s four playoff games, but his ailing hip wasn’t his only injury of the season.
Things got off on the proverbial wrong foot for Hill when he suffered a herniated disc in training camp. However, Hill overcame the disc issue to start the season on the active roster, and ended up appearing in 29 games to average 6.7 points on 49.7 percent shooting with 5.7 boards per night in just 15.8 minutes per game.
A tremendous rebounder, Hill averaged 13.0 boards per 36 minutes* – 6.4 offensive – plus 15.2 points and 1.5 blocks. Since his rookie year in 2009-10, he’s never played more than the 15.8 minutes he did last season; how he’d handle an increased work load has yet to be seen. Such is the energy level with which Hill plays that his per 36 numbers may be difficult to attain, but the potential for very strong production exists.
*Dwight Howard led the league with 12.4 boards per game, and averaged 12.5 per 36 minutes.
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losing him hurt.. a LOT!
here's another interesting tidbit I found
If he(Jordan Hill) had played enough minutes to qualify, his ORB% would've been 3rd best in NBA history.
Edited by Majesty, June 19, 2013 - 02:24 PM.