The Lakers took care of another important need by signing backup big man Jordan Hill to a two-year, nearly $8 million contract. Hill’s agent told the L.A. Times that he received larger offers—the TWolves were reportedly an aggressive suitor—but Hill ultimately decided to stay because he hopes to win a title: “Steve Nash logged his first assist as a Laker more than three months before the season opener. His presence was among the primary factors that lured Jordan Hill back to the Lakers on Friday as the reserve power forward agreed to a two-year contract for almost $8 million. ‘Jordan was excited about the fact that Steve Nash decided to join the Lakers and the prospect of winning a championship in L.A.,’ said Kevin Bradbury, Hill’s agent. Hill will further fortify the Lakers’ bench after forward Antawn Jamison agreed this week to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million.”
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