Posted Jul 20 2012 10:26PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jordan Hill's agent says the backup big man is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Kevin Bradbury tweeted the news Friday about Hill, who made a late-season surge for the Lakers.
Los Angeles acquired the 6-foot-10 forward at the trade deadline in March in the deal that sent Derek Fisher to Houston.
Hill played in just seven games in the regular season, but seized postseason playing time with energy and rebounding. He averaged 4.8 points and 6.3 rebounds in the Lakers' 12 playoff games.
Hill, who turns 25 next week, made a free-agent visit to Minnesota. He was the eighth overall pick in the 2009 draft by New York.
The Lakers reached an agreement to sign Antawn Jamison earlier this week. Devin Ebanks also has agreed to return.
Manu Ginobili drives and eyes the rim to freeze the defense then makes the shovel pass to Tiago Splitter who fakes to get his defender in the air and converts the inside bucket.
Courtney Lee steals the ball and goes coast-to-coast for the layup.
|Right Place Right Time|
Danny Green finds Kawhi Leonard who feeds Tony Parker who is blocked by Maurice Harkless then Tiago Splitter rebounds and kicks out to Green who knocks down the triple.
Maurice Harkless gets the steal off of an errant pass and Arron Afflalo drains the 3-pointer to end the half.
|Allen Cleans the Glass|
Tony Allen comes flying and cleans up the miss.