The emergence of Antawn Jamison as a contributor has had an effect on Jordan Hill's minutes.
After averaging 18.8 minutes a game over the previous nine, Hill played just 14 minutes combined against the Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks.
"There will be room for Jordan but his role has changed a little bit," Coach Mike D'Antoni said.
Hill is a capable rebounder, collecting 4.8 despite just 14 minutes a game. Offensively, he's shot 44.1% from the field, low for a big man. Jamison is more naturally skilled offensively than Hill.
"Nineteen and 15, it's tough to argue with that," said D'Antoni of Jamison's performance against the Mavericks. "The biggest thing is trying to create room for Dwight [Howard]; trying to create room for Pau [Gasol]."