Hill told the Houston Chronicle "Coach D'Antoni, he relies on his veterans more than rookies. He feels like his rookies need to learn more their first year so they could get everything down pat. I understood. I just wanted to wait patiently until my time was coming. My chance was here [in Houston] and I'm making the best of it," Hill said. "Fans there [in New York], they know what I can do. I just didn't have the opportunity to show it."
"He gives us a dimension the other guys don't. He's athletic and plays above the rim. The biggest thing he needs to do is just play hard all of the time. He can't relax. Every rebound has to be his. The effort plays have to be there for him. He's only played two games - I'll just wait a bit. He was drafted eighth in the draft. He has talent - you can see he has talent. He's bigger than Carl, longer than Carl was. But he has to learn how to play like Carl did - play hard. But that's not an easy thing for a young guy to understand. He started in college, played in college, and a lot of times he was better because he had more talent. In our league, you can't go by that. Carl learned that - how hard he had to play to be effective. That's going to be the key for Jordan." -- Coach Rick Adelman of the Rockets
Hill needs some refinement, but he ran the pick and roll well. He showed good speed and athleticism, was solid defensively at times and didn't shy away from contact. One play in particular that stuck out to me was an attempt to block a Ben Gordon drive. However, what most impressed me about Hill was how active he was -- specifically, how he ran the floor. Despite his size, the Arizona product never hung back after getting a board.-- Clutch at Clutchfans