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According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, the Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed free agent forward Jordan Hill.

The deal, as confirmed by Hill’s agent Kevin Bradbury, is for two-years and $18 million. According to the LA Times’ Mike Bresnahan, the Lakers hold a team option for the second year of Hill’s deal. Each year is $9 million.

Hill, 26, averaged 9.7 ppg, 7.4 rpg and 0.9 bpg last season with the Lakers.

  • Breeze25

    Me likey!!

  • borsalino12

    That is another stupid signing of M.Kupchak. In no way, J.Hill deserves $ 9.0 mil. a year with stats: 9.7 ppg – 7.4 rpg and 0.9 bpg. Here are 3 other UFA’s names, who have similar stats and would love to play for the Lakers for a lot less money.

    PF/C Jason Smith (28) 9.7 ppg. – 5.8 rpg $ 2.5 mil. last year
    PF Jeff Adrien (28) 6.8 ppg. – 5.8 rpg. $ 0.9 mil last year
    PF Trevor Booker (26) 6.8 ppg. – 5.3 rpg. $ 2.3 mil. last year

    I would love to see Jordan back, for a year or two, but for something like $ 9.5 – $ 10 mil. for 2 years. Last year he made $ 3.5 mil. and this new contract is almost 3 times bigger. Stupid move.

    • Max Prime

      Yeah but J Hill had a 19.3 PER last year. His number’s are low only because he didn’t get played in D’Antoni’s system. he’s actually a top ten PF.

      • borsalino12

        I don’t care if he is even top 5 PF/C.To me, the most important are his stat numbers. The PER does not means anything. The points in the basket, does means anything. They win the games.
        I like Jordan as a player, but in no way he is that good to get paid $ 9 mil. per year. In NO WAY. That was pure waste of money.
        And is not D’Antoni’s system in fault for his reduced playing time. Hill is taking way too many stupid and totally unnecessary fouls every night and that is the reason he stayed on the bench for most of the time. His offensive game is still very, very rough. The things, he does well is the rebounding and hustle.
        M.Kupchak made big mistake by offering him $ 3.2 and $ 3.5 mil, when we get him in a sign & trade deal from Houston for D.Fisher. Jordan should be offered something like $ 4.0 – $ 4.5 mil. per year for 2015 and 2016. That is a fair value for him. In no way, he deserves more than Nick Young, who was offered a $ 5 mil. per year. THIS KIND OF STUPID SIGNINGS ARE GOING TO HURT OUR CHANCES OF REBUILDING THIS TEAM. WE SHOULD BE VERY CAREFUL WITH OUR SPENDING FROM NOW ON.VERY CAREFUL.

        • Max Prime

          Well you put up his stats for the whole season and the first half of the season D’Antoni didn’t want to play him until he had no choice because Hill was playing so well. Now his stats in the last 2 months of the season when he started to get playing time were dramatically higher. 15.8pts and 9.9 rebounds on .579 FG% Those are good numbers! And Hill is still just 26 and just entering his prime. So I say we got ourselves a bargain.

          • borsalino12

            When your hands are kind of tied with Kobe’s and Nash’s enormous contracts, you can not waste your $$$ in vain, as Kupcake did with J.Hill. I don’t care how many points and rebounds he has posted after the All-Star break. I will repeat this for one more time. The reason, Jordan did not get more playing time is his erratic play and the way he collects silly fouls every single night.I still remember a game in L.A, after the break, when he come in from the bench and in just 2.5 minutes collected 3 fouls and the coach took him out for the rest of the game. You can not rely on him as a solid role player. Yes, he has size and plays with hustle, but Jordan has to learn how to play clean defence and how to stay out of foul troubles. Till he learns that, he should not get more than $ 4 – $ 4.5 mil.

          • Max Prime

            I disagree with you 100%

          • borsalino12

            and I disagree with you 200%. How about that?

          • Max Prime

            That’s bull and you know it!!! Why would you disagree with me??? Especially 200% No, No, No I must disagree!!!

        • Kurt Rambis

          You’re so ignorant if you don’t think PER is important.. and you’re even more ignorant if you don’t think D’antoni purposely left him with no playing time until his dumbass realized Jordan is a solid player. Not worth 9 million but the second year is TEAM OPTION so if he sucks we drop him…. so not effecting our 2015 cap space….. plus he averaged 16 points 10 boards on 58% shooting after the all star break when he got WAY more playing time…. you sir can fuck off.

          • borsalino12

            You fuck off idiot. Any basketball fan around the country will tell you that Jordan Hill DOES NOT deserve $ 9 mil. a year deal. PERIOD.

    • Max Prime

      Jason Smith had a PER of 12.4(below average) Trevor Booker had a 15 PER(average) But Jeff Adrien had a very good PER. 18.4(above average). But at 28 was it a fluke year. Because before last yr. pretty bad!!!

    • Max Prime

      As you can see….11th on the list of best PF’s http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/hollinger/statistics/_/position/pf

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  • DDub

    Hill had a solid year, he took a beating alot because he played at center when soft gasol was in the line up with him, gasol didn’t want to man up, so j hill had to stick his nose, in there. He and Randle is a good pair of 4′s, they need a rim protector.At least you know what kind of effort he will give, need to improve his 15 to 18 foot shot, otherwise a solid 26 yr old player.

    • Max Prime

      Agreed 100% And just entering his prime.

      • DDub

        Thanks Max.

  • Murfcorp

    I like the resigning of Hill, cant dispute the obvious though. Nine million a yr is mind blowing, even with the second yr being a team option. What happened to plan b? I cannot imagine that this is the plan b that Kobe referenced in his press conference last week, going to be another lean yr for us. The fact that we still haven’t hired a coach is beyond concerning as well.

  • Max Prime

    If Nash is unable to play due to the nerve damage in his back, it would leave the Lakers with Lin and the untested Clarkson leading the team down the court. The roster flux and penny-pinching moves do not bode well for fans of the purple and gold.