Jordan Hill’s Limited Minutes Dates Back to D’Antoni-Knicks Era

Jordan Hill is one of the best players the Los Angeles Lakers have off the bench, but he has not been getting a lot of minutes as of late. When Mike Brown was running the Lakers’ sidelines, Hill was a major contributor off the bench, but now that Mike D’Antoni is the coach, Hill has been noticeably absent.

In last night’s loss to the Orlando Magic, Hill did not play a single minute and that is coming off his three minutes of play in the Lakers’ rout of the Denver Nuggets. However, this isn’t the first time Hill has been buried on the bench by D’Antoni. Hill was drafted by the New York Knicks in 2009 and in his short tenure with the team, he did not see a lot of playing time.

Hill ended up getting traded by the Knicks in his rookie season and he spoke to the New York Post in 2010 about the changes he saw after getting traded to the Houston Rockets.

“Coach D’Antoni, he relies on his veterans more than rookies,” Hill told the Houston Chronicle. “He feels like his rookies need to learn more their first year so they could get everything down pat. I understood. I just wanted to wait patiently until my time was coming.”

“My chance was here [in Houston] and I’m making the best of it,” Hill said. “Fans there [in New York], they know what I can do. I just didn’t have the opportunity to show it.”

While with the Knicks, Hill averaged only 10.5 minutes per game whereas he was on the court for an average of 16.2 minutes with the Rockets. Hill may not be a starting center for a team during his NBA career, but he has been a reliable defender and rebounder for every team he has played for.

—- Show off your team pride with your own Lakers Nation t-shirt! —-

The Lakers used Hill quite often in the later stages of last season, especially during the postseason. However, D’Antoni still does not seem to have trust in his back-up big man. Hill said that D’Antoni favors veterans over rookies, but Hill is now in his third season and D’Antoni still keeps him on the bench.

Last night D’Antoni mentioned that it was the system influencing his decision to keep Hill on the bench. D’Antoni is known as a run-and-gun coach and Hill isn’t much of an offensive player, and certainly isn’t a lethal mid-range shooter. Still, in a game like Sunday night’s with the Magic, where the Lakers are severely lacking energy it would make sense to put a player like Hill, who is known for his intensity, on the court.

I just want to mention I am newbie to blogging and truly liked this web site. Likely I’m likely to bookmark your website . You certainly come with excellent articles. Many thanks for revealing your website.

  • Informative Site… Hello guys here are some links that contains information that you may find useful yourselves. It’s Worth Checking out….

  • You must participate in a competition for among the best blog sites on the internet. I will certainly advise this website!

  • An intriguing conversation is worth comment. I believe that you should write a lot more on this subject, it may not be a taboo topic but typically individuals are inadequate to talk on such topics. To the following. Cheers

  • An outstanding share, I simply provided this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. As well as he as a matter of fact bought me breakfast since I discovered it for him. smile. So let me rephrase that: Thnx for the treat! Yet yeah Thnkx for spending the moment to review this, I really feel strongly about it and also like reading more on this subject. Preferably, as you end up being expertise, would you mind upgrading your blog with more details? It is extremely handy for me. Big thumb up for this blog post!

  • I don’t even know the way I stopped up right here, however I assumed this post was once good. I do not recognise who you might be but definitely you’re going to a well-known blogger in the event you aren’t already Cheers!

  • There are absolutely a great deal of details like that to think about. That is a fantastic indicate raise. I offer the thoughts over as basic inspiration however plainly there are questions like the one you raise where the most important thing will be operating in honest good faith. I don?t understand if ideal methods have actually arised around points like that, but I am sure that your task is plainly determined as a fair game. Both kids and also girls really feel the impact of simply a moment?s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.

  • Youre so awesome! I don’t intend Ive review anything such as this prior to. So wonderful to locate someone with some original ideas on this subject. realy thanks for starting this up. this internet site is something that is required on the web, a person with a little originality. valuable job for bringing something brand-new to the internet!

  • Can I simply claim what an alleviation to locate a person who really knows what theyre talking about online. You absolutely recognize just how to bring a concern to light and also make it essential. Even more people require to read this as well as recognize this side of the story. I angle think youre not extra prominent because you most definitely have the present.

  • When I originally commented I clicked the -Alert me when brand-new remarks are included- checkbox and now each time a remark is added I obtain four e-mails with the exact same remark. Exists any way you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  • I discovered your blog site on google as well as check a few of your early articles. Remain to keep up the excellent run. I simply added up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Seeking ahead to finding out more from you later!?

  • I was really delighted to find this web-site. I wanted to thanks for your time for this wonderful read!! I certainly appreciating every little of it and also I have you bookmarked to have a look at new stuff you post.

  • There are some fascinating moments in this article but I don?t recognize if I see every one of them center to heart. There is some credibility yet I will take hold opinion till I look into it better. Good write-up, thanks as well as we want a lot more! Added to FeedBurner too

  • After research a few of the article on your web site now, and also I absolutely like your method of blogging. I bookmarked it to my book mark site list as well as will be inspecting back soon. Pls have a look at my website also and let me recognize what you believe.

  • An interesting discussion is worth remark. I assume that you should create a lot more on this subject, it could not be a frowned on topic but generally people are not enough to speak on such topics. To the next. Thanks

  • I?m impressed, I need to say. Really hardly ever do I experience a blog that?s both instructional and also enjoyable, and let me inform you, you have actually struck the nail on the head. Your concept is outstanding; the problem is something that not nearly enough individuals are talking smartly around. I am really pleased that I came across this in my look for something connecting to this.

  • The following time I review a blog, I really hope that it doesn’t disappoint me as long as this set. I imply, I know it was my option to read, but I really thought youd have something intriguing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whimpering regarding something that you can take care of if you werent also active seeking interest.

  • The following time I read a blog, I hope that it doesn’t dissatisfy me as high as this one. I indicate, I recognize it was my choice to check out, yet I actually thought youd have something fascinating to state. All I listen to is a number of whimpering concerning something that you could take care of if you werent as well active searching for focus.

  • Aw, this was an actually wonderful article. In idea I would like to place in creating similar to this in addition? taking some time and also actual initiative to make a great write-up? but what can I state? I hesitate alot and also never appear to obtain something done.

  • There are some intriguing moments in this write-up but I don?t recognize if I see every one of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will certainly take hold point of view till I check out it even more. Excellent short article, many thanks and also we desire a lot more! Contributed to FeedBurner too

  • I uncovered your blog website on google and also examine a few of your very early posts. Continue to keep up the very good run. I simply added up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Visitor. Looking for ahead to reading more from you later!?

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.