Free-agent forward Jordan Hill has reached agreement on a two-year, nearly $8 million contract to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent Kevin Bradbury told Yahoo! Sports.
Hill turned down a more aggressive offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves to remain with the Lakers, who traded for him in March. Hill played an increasingly vital role for the Lakers during the Western Conference semifinals.
“Jordan was excited about the fact that Steve Nash decided to join the Lakers and the prospect of winning a championship in L.A.,” Bradbury said.
The Lakers re-signing of Hill fortifies a front line that now includes Antawn Jamison.
Hill, the eighth pick of the 2009 draft, has averaged 5.3 points per game in his career with the Knicks, Rockets and Lakers.
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