Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 2:45 pm  |  11 responses

Jordan Hill Cleared to Play in Game 2 for the Lakers

A rare bit of good news on the injury front for the Los Angeles Lakers — three months after suffering a left hip injury, Jordan Hill has been cleared to hoop again. Per the team website: “Hill, who had surgery on his left hip on Jan. 23 that included removal of loose fragments, repair of a torn labrum and a microfracture procedure to repair damaged cartilage, was expected to be out for the season. Instead, he has steadily progressed, participating in contact drills throughout the week with no setbacks. As such, the training staff cleared him for game action. Whether or not he plays in Game 2 will be a coaching decision, but look for him to certainly see the court soon. Hill will most likely be used as a backup center/power forward, allowing Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol additional rest, while competing for minutes with Earl Clark.”

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  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    could this be an x factor?

  • LLC#12

    I think it will definitely have a big impact

  • LakeShow

    Rebounding and defense is never a bad add. Let’s hope he just doesn’t try to do too much.

  • spit hot fiyah

    lloyd banks with long hair

  • robb

    his energy’s gonna help a lot.

  • RayJr

    If D’Antoni knows how to ease him into the rotation and use him effectively this could be huge. It is D’Antoni though…

  • dannyb

    How do you know when your team has no chance in the playoffs? When you think that the return of Jordan Hill is going to make a big difference.

  • http://twitter.com/conorklnohara Conor O’Hara

    He’ll be huge for the Lakers next season.

    One of the best offensive rebounders in the League.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    he’ll def help protect the rim… if he gets going

  • Drig

    Just sit out. No point this season. No Kobe. No Nash. Half Blake. No Meeks. Half Metta. Half Hill. An ailing Jamison.

    That’s the Lakers perimeter and best bench players……. Sit it out. Even if Spurs kill us at Staples, prepare for next year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/devin.williams1 Devin Williams

    The Savior of the Lakers Season Has Returned! Oh wait…wrong guy. My bad lol