Jordan Hill Frustrated by Role
The two players who benefitted the most minutes-wise from the absence of Gasol and Nash were Jordan Hill and Chris Duhon. Both played for D’Antoni previously in New York. Duhon thrived in the system then and was solid on Tuesday night with six points, five rebounds and seven assists.
Hill on the other hand played just 10 minutes a game during his 24-game stint in New York with D’Antoni and had seen his minutes decrease since D’Antoni took over for Mike Brown. “It’s frustrating, but things get better,” Hill said before the game. By the end of it, they had for him individually.