Lakers News: Buzz on Jordan Hill Comments and Jordan Clarkson’s Development

The Los Angeles Lakers, good or bad, are often the talk of the town, especially as the NBA gears up for Thursday's trade deadline.

There is no shortage of trade rumors and chatter surrounding the future of this team, hardly surprising since the current squad is 13-40, second-worst record in the Western Conference. 

While hard news may be difficult to come by in the feverish, rumor-heavy buildup to the deadline, Lakers fans can take heart in some of the latest info surrounding a pair of Jordans—Jordan Hill and Jordan Clarkson that is, not the sneakers—and their commitment to improving themselves and helping the team's cause.

Of the Lakers' precious few assets, Hill likely ranks among the most desirable to other NBA franchises in any potential deal. 

The high-energy power forward has shown marked improvement in certain facets of his game this season, and his $9 million team option for next season gives any potential trade partners some semblance of control, in that they could release him if he doesn't pan out or retain their investment if he proves a viable cog.

However, Hill has no plans to move on from the team and recently reiterated his desire to stick with the Purple and Gold.

“I want to be here,” Hill said, via Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News. “I want to be a in a steady place I call home.”

Of course, comments like these haven't stopped some members of the Lakers organization from trolling Hill in epic fashion, per ESPN Los Angeles' Arash Markazi: 

Hill is averaging 12.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game this season and has improved his numbers in every season since joining the Lakers in 2012. 

Medina noted his improved mid-range jump shot, a key to Hill's development as a more well-rounded scorer. Thirty-five percent of his shots have come from between 16 feet and the...

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