• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Pacers PF Jordan Hill delivers strong showing Thursday

    Pacers forward Jordan Hill notched 10 points (5-7 FG), seven rebounds, and three blocks in Thursday's preseason win over the Magic.Hill submitted his best performance of the preseason Thursday, but so did Ian Mahinmi (eight points on 4-for-4 shooting, nine rebounds), his chief competition for the Pacers' starting center job. Mahinmi's greater familiarity with coach Frank Vogel in addition to his superior defensive abilities probably give him the leg up on winning the role, but Hill clearly has more fantasy upside of the two players due to his willingness to look for his own shot and knock down free throws at a respectable clip. Even if Hill doesn't win the starting gig, the playing time distribution between the two players should be relatively even, and if Mahinmi goes down with an injury, Hill could quickly become a must-own player in any format. He was a nightly threat for double-doubles while seeing a career-high 26.8 minutes per game with the Lakers last season, finishing the campaign with averages of 12 points and 7.9 rebounds.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Pacers F Jordan Hill arrested for reckless driving

    Pacers forward Jordan Hill was arrested in Georgia for reckless driving, the team confirmed Friday. "We have been informed Jordan was arrested for allegedly reckless driving in Atlanta, Georgia," Pacers president Larry Bird said in a statement. "It is obvious we don't condone this. We will address this with Jordan. This is a major concern of safety, not just for Jordan, but for others." Hill was arrested after allegedly driving 107 miles per hour. He recently signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Pacers.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    PF Jordan Hill inks contract with Pacers

    Jordan Hill's signing with the Pacers became official Tuesday, as the team announced the acquisition of the free-agent power forward. "We're happy to have Jordan as part of our team," Pacers president Larry Bird said. "He brings size and energy to our front court and we look forward to see how he plays an up-tempo game. We know he can rebound and score points for us and we look forward to having him." Hill averaged 12.0 points and 7.9 rebounds in 70 games with the Lakers last season, including a career-high 22 double-doubles.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Report: Pacers agree to sign F Jordan Hill

    The Pacers have reportedly agreed to sign free-agent forward Jordan Hill, a source has told SportingNews.com. Terms of the deal have not been revealed, and the club has not confirmed. Hill averaged 12 points and 7.9 rebounds per game with the Lakers in 2014-15.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Lakers decline player option on PF Jordan Hill

    As expected, the Lakers will not pick up the player option on power forward Jordan Hill, making him a free agent, per the Sporting News. Hill was scheduled to make $9 million this season, which would have been a major deterrant as the Lakers try to clear cap space to sign a marquee free agent. Hill, 28, averaged 12 points and 7.9 rebounds in 57 games this season.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Report: Lakers unlikely to pick up option on F Jordan Hill

    The Lakers are planning to be big players during free agency this offseason, but in order to do that they have to free up a large amount of cap space. As a result, the Lakers are unlikely to pick up a team option on forward Jordan Hill, sources told Yahoo Sports. The Lakers have until June 30 to make a decision on the $9 million they would owe Hill for next season. If they choose to not pick up the option, Hill would become a free agent this offseason. Hill, 28, averaged 12 points and 7.9 rebounds in 57 games this season.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Lakers undecided on free agents Hill, Johnson

    The Lakers have a lot of offseason issues to address and two of them revolve around forward Jordan Hill and guard Wesley Johnson, both of whom will be free agents, per the Daily News. Hill averaged 12.0 points and 7.9 rebounds last season, but appeared to grow weaker as the season went on, unable to grab a bigger role for a team with plenty of minutes to go around. "The first month, I was showing the energy," Hill said. "But it was the first time having all these minutes on my hands. I started feeling myself going down and feeling fatigued. It wasn't something I was used to." Johnson, who averaged 9.9 points and showed a willingness to play different positions, has been too inconsistent for Lakers' brass to make a full commitment.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Jordan Hill hopes to return to Lakers next season

    Lakers forward Jordan Hill said it's 'up in the air' as to whether the Lakers will exercise the team's $9 million team option on his contract next season, reports the Los Angeles Daily News. While Hill is uncertain over what will happen with the option, his preference is to return to the Lakers, reports BasketballInsiders.com. Hill admitted that he was not ready to play a larger role this season, which led to a decrease in energy and rebounding. He added that he plans to work on his 3-point shooting in the offseason.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Lakers leaning toward keeping Jordan Hill next season

    With the Lakers holding a team option on forward Jordan Hill's contract for next season, the team is increasingly likely to pick up the $9 million option, sources told SportingNews.com. The only way the Lakers would be willing to part with Hill would be if they were assured of signing another big man during free agency or if a trade partner can be found. In 66 games this season, Hill is averaging 12.3 points and 8.2 rebounds.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Lakers coach Byron Scott says Jordan Hill can 'play harder'

    Although Lakers coach Byron Scott praised forward Jordan Hill's effort and ability during Sunday's loss to the Nets, Scott said Hill could still reach another intensity level, reports the Los Angeles Daily News. "I still think he can play harder," Scott said. "That's one thing I'm a little disappointed in. From last year on the outside looking in, I thought he was a real energy guy. I don't think he is that right now. But he has to get to that point." Hill sat out the previous three games as a healthy scratch to give younger players more of an opportunity and Scott said Hill was one of the few players to play well Sunday. "Without him [Sunday], we probably don't even get this close," Scott said.