HoopsHype Jordan Hill + Trade rumors
Dave McMenamin: The Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks have also talked to the Lakers about acquiring Jordan Hill, according to a league source. Twitter @mcten
Bill Oram: Asked about reports he could be traded, Hill said he would like to stay in LA "but while I’m here I do want to play." Avgs 8.5 pts & 7 rebs Twitter @bill_oram
Adrian Wojnarowski: Among teams who could still redirect Jordan Hill away from Brooklyn, watch for the Phoenix Suns, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Twitter @WojYahooNBA
The Nets' deal with Sacramento doesn't preclude them from also completing a deal for the Los Angeles Lakers' Jordan Hill using the Nets' Disabled Player Exception, sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports
The Lakers have concurrently had talks about Kaman, Hill, Blake and several other players. Sources confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk that Brooklyn and the Lakers have had trade discussions Hill. The Nets have a $5.25 million Disabled Player Exception through March 10 that they were granted for losing Brook Lopez for rest of the season in December. But the Nets -- already possessing a payroll that will cost roughly $190 this season -- would take an additional luxury tax hit of more than $15 million if they used it to absorb Hill's salary. The Hill discussions were first reported by Yahoo Sports. ESPN.com
Although the Lakers engaged in preliminary talks about a trade that would send Jordan Hill to the Brooklyn Nets, the deal likely will not happen, according to a league source familiar with the situation. Brooklyn can use its $5.25 million disabled player exception to absorb Hill’s remaining $3.5 million contract. But the Nets would absorb an additional $17 million in luxury taxes. San Bernardino County Sun
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