Saturday July 21st, 2012

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed power forward Jordan Hill to a two-year contract worth almost $8 million.

Hill was the eighth overall pick in the 2009 draft, by the New York Knicks. He played only 24 games for New York before being traded to Houston as part of a deal for Tracy McGrady. The Lakers acquired him at the trade deadline this past season for Derek Fisher and a first-round pick.

Hill has averaged 5.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in his career, in just 14.6 minutes per game.

Eric Pincus of offered his take via Twitter:

Other reports also have the deal coming in at just under $8 million, but Pincus calculates it at a bit less:

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