Best Potential Landing Spots for Jordan Hill in 2015 NBA Free Agency

Jordan Hill's free agency comes at a tricky time, which makes finding him a suitable destination complicated.

In June, the Los Angeles Lakers set him free by declining the final year and $9 million of his contract. With many teams happily throwing around moderate to severe overpays on multiyear offers (thanks to the rising cap that will make almost any contract seem like a bargain in coming summers), Hill, a 6'10" forward coming off a career season, looked to be in a good spot.

Hill's counting numbers last season—12 points and 7.9 rebounds— were his best ever, and they came in the largest sample of playing time he'd ever had in a season. Unfortunately, those 57 starts and nearly 1,900 minutes also revealed his considerable flaws.

Hill's rebounds came at a cost to his team; the Lakers were better on the glass when he sat, according to And he sacrificed some scoring efficiency for volume, shooting a career-low 45.9 percent from the field.

Nonetheless, teams with cap room still need to fill out rosters. And those that missed out on bigger frontcourt names could do worse than Hill, who is still just 27 years old and a proven scorer.

Hill's not likely to recoup the $9 million he would have made if the Lakers had kept him around, but there's still money out there for him in a limited role.


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