HoopsHype Jordan Hill + Trade rumors

December 12, 2014 Updates

A contract that once looked overwrought now appears eminently fair, to the point where the Lakers are considered likely to exercise the $9 million option they hold on Hill’s deal next season. On a roster widely viewed as devoid of trade assets, sources told Sporting News that Hill is the one guy about whom the Lakers get realistic trade calls—but that LA has no plans to move him. Sporting News

When LA was criticized for the size of Hill’s contract, he mostly shrugged it off. He had been pursued by the Heat and Rockets—among others—but Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak told him to make sure he checked back with the team before he signed elsewhere. “I heard all that, but I didn’t pay any attention,” Hill told Sporting News. “I knew I had the skills to do it, I just needed the minutes. With D’Antoni, it was hard for me to find the minutes. He wanted me to do the things he wanted me to do to get the minutes. I couldn’t really do what I wanted to do, to play the way I know I could play. "So, things happened and now it’s a whole new year. Now, I am one of the main focal points of the team, so I can go out there and do what I am capable of doing.” Sporting News

July 20, 2014 Updates
February 20, 2014 Updates

With less than an hour left to go, the crickets continued to be heard around most of the league. I'm told all is quiet for - among many others, I'm sure - the Chicago Bulls, Memphis Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, and New Orleans Pelicans. In relation to the below note on the Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Hill, the Mavericks do have interest in him but the proposal is problematic because of the Lakers' desire to move both Hill and fellow big man Chris Kaman in order to get under the luxury tax. USA Today Sports

David Aldridge: Nets may pass on Jordan Hill, per league source. Momentum has cooled significantly to get deal done. Twitter @daldridgetnt

With Los Angeles Lakers big man Jordan Hill widely known to be on the block, these last couple of hours should be very interesting. Hill looked to be headed for the Brooklyn Nets, who wanted to use their disabled player exception to add more depth down low despite the fact that they'll take yet another huge luxury tax hit by doing so. But according to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Lakers are now asking for a second-round pick in the deal and it's safe to say the Nets don't see that as a fair deal. Often times, teams that are moving a player like Hill in order to help get them under the increasingly-restrictive luxury tax will offer a pick in addition to the player. The Lakers are clearly talking to several teams, and Dallas, Phoenix and Cleveland were reported by ESPN.com as possibilities. USA Today Sports

The Lakers continue to weigh their options when it comes to big man Jordan Hill, with the hope of moving his $3.5 million salary, further diminishing the team’s luxury tax bill. The Lakers have talked with several teams, including the Pelicans, Bobcats, Suns and Cavaliers, but the team that might wind up in the best position to land Hill remains the Nets, a source told Sporting News. Sporting News

February 19, 2014 Updates

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