Lakers’ Jordan Hill doubtful to play in rest of team’s trip

Eric Gay/The Associated Press

Eric Gay/The Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — The Lakers consider forward Jordan Hill doubtful to play on the remainder of the team’s three-game trip this week after team doctors in Los Angeles diagnosed him with a grade 1 hip flexor strain.

The Lakers (13-35) have penciled Hill out for Wednesday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks (25-22) BMO Harris Bradley Center. But Hill will still travel on to Milwaukee on Wednesday to receive treatment from the Lakers’ training staff.

Hill had averaged 12.8 points on 47.7 percent shooting and 8.1 rebounds in 28.4 minutes all as a starter, mostly at center. In the past five games, Hill since shifted to power forward, while Robert Sacre started at center.

Lakers backup center Tarik Black will also likely receive more playing time, though Lakers coach Byron Scott had sat him in four of the past six games after spraining his right ankle on Jan. 19 in Phoenix.


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