A tenacious rebounder, Tyrone Hill has emerged as one of the tougher inside players in the NBA. He was a raw talent with suspect offensive skills when he entered the league in 1990, but by 1995 he had developed into an NBA All-Star. An automobile accident early in the 1995-96 season limited him to 44 games and also cut his effectiveness, but he bounced back with a strong comeback season in 1996-97 when he ranked among the league leaders in rebounding and shooting percentage. He led the Milwaukee Bucks in rebounding in 1997-98, but missed 25 games due to injury and family illness, costing him a place among the league leaders. He was traded to Philadelphia midway through the 1998-99 campaign and was the team's second-leading rebounder. Hill played an integral part in the Sixers' squad that made it all the way to the NBA Finals in 2001 and was then traded back home to the Cavs over the summer.
Thirteenth NBA season (Cleveland/Philadelphia)...averaged 5.6 points, 7.0
rebounds and 24.1 minutes in 56 games (43 starts)...began the season with
Cleveland, averaging 6.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 26.7 minutes per game in
32 games (25 starts)...missed 12 games due to injury all with Cleveland and
was a DNP-CD 11 times, also with the Cavs...was waived by Cleveland on Feb.
27, and signed as a free agent by the 76ers on March 3 after clearing
waivers that night to begin his second stint with the franchise...joined the
team in Sacramento after the game started and played 12 minutes...averaged
4.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 20.7 minutes for Philadelphia in 24 games (18
starts)...turned in his first double-double since returning to Philadelphia
at New York (4/11) with 14 points and 11 rebounds...had two of his best
games in a Sixers uniform this season against Atlanta: first on March 21
with 13 points and nine rebounds, and then on March 29 with 12 points and
seven rebounds while starting at center for an injured Derrick
Coleman...with Cleveland, grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds versus the
Lakers on Nov. 5, setting a Gund Arena record for defensive rebounds in a
quarter with nine in the first period...had a season-high 17 points at the
Clippers on Oct. 30 as part of a double-double...2003 PLAYOFFS...in 10
games, averaged 2.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game off the bench...missed
the final two games of the Eastern Conference Semifinals due to a right
gastrocnemius (calf muscle) tear...suffered the injury with 1:50 remaining
in the third quarter of Game 4 versus Detroit (5/11).
Played in 76 games (75 starts) during the season, averaging 9.6 ppg on .474 (278-587) FG% with 9.0 rpg in 31.1 minutes per contest ... finished second on the team and 18th in the NBA in rebounding ... led the team in rebounding a team-high 29 times (76ers were 25-4) and was first on the team in total rebounds (687) ... recorded a team-high 16 double-doubles (Sixers were 11-5) ... reached double figures in scoring on 34 occasions and in rebounding 34 times (76ers were 25-9) ... missed 4 games from Dec. 2-9 due to a sprained right ankle ... scored a season-high 21 points vs. Warriors on March 30 on 9-10 FG and 3-3 FT with a game-high 14 rebounds.