Jordan Hill’s Back Injury Should Open Door for Kenyon Martin to Join L.A. Lakers

October 9th, 2012 by Maxwell Ogden Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Lakers are a team that has been built for immediate success. Their star power is unheralded, and the depth within their rotation is to a point where championship aspirations have begun to lean more to the side of expectations.

Unfortunately for the purple and gold, those plans may be placed on a temporary hold due to a key injury.

According to Kevin Ding of The Orange County Register, reserve center Jordan Hill has suffered what could be a severe injury. Franchise center Dwight Howard can attest to this, as he received surgery for what appears to have been the same injury (via


Bad news for Lakers bench. Jordan Hill has herniated disk in his back. Will be re-evaluated in a week.

— KEVIN DING (@KevinDing) October 9, 2012  

If Jordan Hill is to miss a significant amount of time, which an injury of this severity suggests he might, the Lakers must begin to prepare a contingency plan. Earl Clark is athletic but underwhelming as an interior defender, while rookie Robert Sacre is as unproven as they come.

For that reason, it is time to start thinking about ...

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