Several Lakers players each spent 20 to 30 minutes with Coach Mike D'Antoni and General Manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday in individual "exit meetings."
It was a chance to reflect on the season and figure out how to improve their game during the off-season. And one last opportunity to sell themselves.
Only four Lakers have guaranteed contracts next season, and one of them, Nick Young, will decline a player option for $1.2 million.
No better time to start looking toward the next contract than now.
Jordan Hill quietly had a career year with the Lakers, averaging 9.7 points and 7.4 rebounds, his most ever in those categories.
But it is tough to envision him returning to the Lakers. He made $3.5 million this season and never really showed the consistency desired by D'Antoni, who said a few times that Hill was limited because he fatigued quickly.
"I think I'm a good fit for any team," Hill, 26, said Thursday. "Great rebounder, energy guy. I play hard 24-7. I definitely alter, block shots."
Will he be back with the Lakers?
"It's tough to say right now," Hill said. "I had a great time here, whatever happens."
Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Robert Sacre are the only Lakers besides Young with guaranteed contracts next season.
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