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