The Lakers may add another player to their roster. It's a long shot, but Lakers forward Jordan Hill said doctors have told him there's a slim possibility he could return in late April or early May after spending the past two months rehabbing from a surgically repaired left hip. "Even if he could come back, to get back in shape and make it in the rotation, that would be tough," coach Mike D'Antoni said. "That would be a miracle." Hill said he's been off crutches for the past three weeks and has performed exercises on bike and elliptical machines. Hill plans to meet with team doctors in three weeks to reevaluate the possibility he'd return, assuming the Lakers remain in the playoffs by then. The Lakers play their last regular-season game April 17 against the Houston Rockets. After having surgery Jan. 23 on his left hip, the Lakers expected Hill to stay sidelined for at least six months. Hill injured his left hip in the Lakers' loss Jan. 6 against the Denver Nuggets. He had appeared in 29 games averaging 6.7 points and 5.7 rebounds in 15.8 minutes.
Lakers forward Jordan Hill could return this season
L.A. Daily News | Mar 18