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Pacers will sign Jordan Hill to fill front court need, according to report

Adding Jordan Hill will add versatile, veteran big man depth the team needs after the departure of David West and Luis Scola.

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The Pacers will add former Lakers big man, Jordan Hill to fill a roster need at power forward, as Sean Deveney reported earlier today.

After gathering C.J.'s last offseason, the Pacers are now maxing out on Hill's with Jordan joining George and fellow Arizona alum, Solomon to give the team more Hills than Brown County.

More importantly, Jordan Hill is coming off his best season as a pro when he averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds in 27 minutes per game for the Lakers last season. Entering his seventh season, Hill will turn 28 at the end of July putting him in his prime NBA years. No doubt, after the past two seasons in L.A. with a struggling Lakers team, Hill should enjoy a fresh start on a team that could use him to produce at the power forward spot this season.

Hill can also slide over and play center if needed, matching a similar skill set to that of Lavoy Allen. With Ian Mahinmi and rookie Myles Turner, the Pacers should be able to fill all of the needed minutes even if they don't go small all of the time.

The Lakers didn't pick up Hill's team option (he made $9 million last season) which put him on the open market. With the options at power forward dwindling quickly, the Pacers were able to land one of the last PF options available who may also be a great fit for this team that will want him to hit the glass and leave the offense to other options.