Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill has been having the best season of his career and has recently become entrenched within the starting lineup, and playing well consistently. However, in the Lakers’ game against the Detroit Pistons on Friday, Hill was forced from the contest with a sprain to his left ankle.
Early reports are positive out of the Lakers’ camp. As reported by Lakers Reporter Mike Trudell, Hill played down the seriousness of his injury:
Hill on sprained L ankle: “It’s ok. Just a little sprain, nothing that’s gonna hold me back.” Sore, but doesn’t expect to miss time.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November 30, 2013
Hill has always shown flashes of being a productive player, and in extended minutes this year he is proving it wasn’t a fluke. As a starter he is averaging 12 points/game to go along with 10 rebounds/game as well. The Lakers have are 6-3 when Hill starts, compared to 3-5 when he comes off the bench.
It is easily identified that Hill makes the Lakers better. His energy and defense, to go along with an incredible rebounding ability and an ever-expanding offensive game, helps the Lakers on both sides of the ball. If Hill is to miss any time, or be restricted in games, the Lakers will find it harder to win games.
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