Lakers Rumors: Lakers and Timberwolves Battling for Jordan Hill's Services

Daniel Boston@NBAReportingAnalyst IIJuly 18, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 08:  Jordan Hill #27 of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs the ball between Andre Miller #24 and JaVale McGee #34 of the Denver Nuggets in the first quarter in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 8, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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This just in.

According to Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, there is no clear-cut front runner to acquire Jordan Hill's services.

Hill's agent says Wolves "right there" with Lakers, probably no deal tonite because he's getting on a plane now headed home from Vegas

— Jerry Zgoda(@JerryZgoda) July 18, 2012

Towards the end of last season, Hill proved to be an invaluable contributor off the Lakers' bench with his hustle play and rebounding prowess.

He posted multiple double-doubles when given the playing time, and was solid during the NBA Playoffs as well.

Having just lost Ramon Sessions to the Charlotte Bobcats via free agency, the Lakers' would have nothing to show for their trade-deadline transactions should Hill bolt to Minnesota.

With the newest addition, Antawn Jamison now in the fold, the Lakers' are clawing to keep Hill, who would add to the second unit's depth which L.A.'s management is desperately trying to establish.

Last season with the Lakers, Jordan Hill averaged 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 11.7 minutes of nightly action.

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