The majority of the Los Angeles Lakers focus in free agency is expected to be placed on the frontcourt. The team met with LaMarcus Aldridge right at the start of free agency and has meetings scheduled with Kevin Love, DeAndre Jordan, and Greg Monroe.
They may also look to bring back one of their own as Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports that the Lakers have expressed interest in re-signing Hill:
Despite declined his team option worth $9 million only a day earlier, the Lakers expressed interest in re-signing Jordan Hill as a free agent, according to a league source familiar with the situation.
The Lakers obviously thought $9 million was too much and they are probably right, but bringing Hill back for less money would make some sense. Hill enjoyed a career-year last season averaging career-highs in points and rebounds while expanding his offensive game.
Though their focus is currently on the bigger names, Hill remains a potentially solid piece to have, though bringing him back may be difficult, especially if the Lakers are successful in signing one of their free agency targets. The Lakers already have Julius Randle, Tarik Black, Robert Sacre, Ryan Kelly, and Larry Nance as front court options and Ed Davis is also interested in a return.
Hill isn’t a priority at this time, but once the bigger dominoes begin to fall, Hill could be someone the Lakers look at while they round out the rest of their roster.[divide]