Jul 20, 2012, 9:59 PM EDT
The Lakers liked what they saw from Jordan Hill at the end of last season — 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds a game, with a very nice PER of 19.3 in limited minutes. He was efficient and did his job backing up Andrew Bynum.
So the Lakers have inked Hill to a new deal, his agent told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports and the NBC Sports Network.
Jordan Hill has reached agreement on a two-year, nearly $8 million deal with the Lakers, his agent Kevin Bradbury tells Y! Sports.
Bradbury: “Jordan was excited about the fact that Steve Nash decided to join the Lakers and the prospect of winning a championship in LA.”
Actually, it has to be more like $7.5 million under the terms of the CBA because the Rockets had not picked up his option before letting him go, so that’s the max LA can offer. Still, Hill he wasn’t going to get $4 million a year for a couple years anywhere else.
For a good backup center that is a fair price. Nobody really expects the former Arizona player will keep up a 19.3 PER, but if it falls back to the league average that’s still about the right deal.
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