Los Angeles Lakers: Why Jordan Hill Should Not Be Undervalued in 2012 Season

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Los Angeles Lakers: Why Jordan Hill Should Not Be Undervalued in 2012 Season
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Drafted as the eighth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, center Jordan Hill was never a heavy contributor to a team.  Dealing with injury for the most part during his first year as a Laker, Hill was able to finish the last five regular season games as well as both playoff series against the Nuggets and Thunder. 

Resigned for a two-year extension, Hill looks to have a bigger role this year. Still only 25, the area of development for the young center is high, and playing for a playoff team alongside Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant will only make him better. 

With so many stars on this Lakers team, from Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash, the resigning of Hill was very important to this team. 

Here are five reasons why Hill should not be undervalued heading into the 2012 season. 

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