Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill faces a felony assault charge after an incident with his girlfriend in Houston.
Hill is charged with allegedly shoving and choking 28-year-old Darlene Luna, about 1 p.m. on Feb. 29 at his Houston apartment. Luna told police that the two had been dating for about two years. He was charged by Harris County prosecutors in March.
The 6-foot-10 Hill played for Houston from February 2010 to March 2012, when he was traded to Los Angeles for point guard Derek Fisher. Hill was a first-round pick in the 2009 draft by New York. He played in 32 games for the Rockets last season.
Hill scored 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Lakers' 103-88 win over Denver in the opener of their playoff series. He has a court appearance scheduled for Tuesday in Houston.