Posted Jan 12, 2013 12:52 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lakers forward Jordan Hill has been told he needs season-ending surgery on his injured left hip.
The Lakers announced Friday night that Hill will seek a second opinion before scheduling surgery.
Hill is the Lakers' top backup big man, averaging 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in his first full season with Los Angeles. The fourth-year pro joined the Lakers last season in a trade with Houston.
Hill missed his third straight game Friday night against Oklahoma City. He had an arthrogram test earlier in the day, revealing loose fragments and a possible labral tear, according to the Lakers.
Hill's injury further depletes the struggling Lakers, who already are playing without injured big men Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol.
|Punch It Down|
Iman Shumpert goes to the rim and throws it down with authority.
Carmelo Anthony swats the shot in the lane and it leads to a 3-pointer on the other end of the floor.
|Warriors vs. Rockets: First half|
The Rockets hold a 61-37 halftime advantage over the Warriors behind James Harden's 18 first half points.
|Taylor Takes Flight|
Jeff Taylor curls in the lane and takes flight with an emphatic right-hand slam.
|Hammer It Home|
Chandler Parsons gets the steal and throws the ball up the floor to James Harden for the monster one-handed slam.