Lakers News: Analyzing Latest Signings Including Jordan Hill, Ed Davis and More

After a busy summer already for nearly every NBA team, the Los Angeles Lakers are still searching for several pieces to start the regular season. For starters, a new head coach would be nice.

Even without someone calling the shots on the court, management has been making plenty of moves. Recent acquisitions include bringing back two players with a combined four years of experience with the franchise and a fresh new face with something to prove.

Despite a horrid 2013-14 season, the Lakers have brought back many of the same pieces. With Kobe Bryant set to return, there should be enough leadership to help the team return to prominence.

With the offseason still in full swing, here's a look at the latest signings by the Lakers.


Lakers Re-Sign Jordan Hill

Following his best statistical season in the NBA, Jordan Hill will don the purple and gold again this year.

The Lakers' official website reported the news after weeks of speculation that Hill would re-sign. In the report, general manager Mitch Kupchak provides his thoughts on Hill:

Jordan has been a consistent contributor for us over the last three seasons and we are pleased to keep him in the Laker family. Jordan’s frontcourt versatility is a benefit to our roster and his on-court work ethic is something we value on our team. We hope he’ll continue to work hard and develop as an NBA player

Last season, Hill emerged as a consistent contributor on the offensively challenged team. Playing in 72 games, Hill started in 32 and averaged 9.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.

He also finished the season strong, averaging 16.6 points and 10.1 rebounds in April. Though Hill admitted he was winded with the minutes he earned, Mike Trudell of provides a telling quote from the big man:

Hill already has plenty of comfort with the Lakers...

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