Los Angeles Lakers bench big man Jordan Hill has met up with the Minnesota Timberwolves last Monday according to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld. This possible move by the Timberwolves had certainly caught my attention and makes me want Jordan Hill to definitely come to Minnesota where he can help out the lack of big man/aggressiveness problems the Timberwolves have been facing.
Jordan Hill last post season had averaged 6.3 rebounds in just 18.1 minutes of action per game. In two wins against the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round, Hill posted double-digits rebounding efforts.
The 6 foot 10, 235 pound former first round pick was traded from Houston to Los Angeles just earlier this year and has made positive impacts on the Lakers. With the Lakers already being known for size and length, Hill added another big body and a hard working player than does the dirty work for the Lakers. The Timberwolves, on the other side, are not known for dirty working big men outside of All-Star forward Kevin Love who just came off one of his best seasons in Minnesota. The possible addition of Jordan Hill will allow Love to sit down on the bench and realize that there is still someone on the floor that will work hard for rebounds and give the Timberwolves second shot opportunities.
However, the Lakers front office seem eager to get rid of the young big man. Hill has been a great fit for the team especially alongside Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. Hill doesn’t need to score, while in Minnesota he probably needs to add some scoring aside from the rebounds he hauls down.
According to Dave McMenamin of ESPN, the Los Angeles Lakers can only offer Jordan Hill a maximum deal of $3,632,450 per year.
If the Timberwolves are successful in getting Jordan Hill, the Timberwolves will certainly become more ferocious inside than ever before.
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