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February 19, 2014 Updates

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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January 16, 2013 Updates

The Lakers also filed for a disabled player exception for Jordan Hill on Tuesday, general manager Mitch Kupchak told ESPNLosAngeles.com. Hill needs hip surgery and is expected to be out the rest of the season. If the league grants the petition, the Lakers will be allowed to spend a little more than half of Hill's salary, about $1.78 million, in order to sign a free agent or to absorb a player's contract acquired in a trade. ESPN.com

According to Kupchak, the Lakers will not definitely use the exception if it becomes available to them, especially with Clark unexpectedly stepping up in Hill's absence. "There's no downside (to receiving the exception)," Kupchak told ESPNLosAngeles.com. "You never know what could happen." ESPN.com

December 16, 2012 Updates

Under typical circumstances, when a player signs as a free agent over the summer, they cannot be traded until Dec 15. Now that that date has been reached, the Lakers are now able to deal most of their free-agent acquisitions. This isn't to suggest the Lakers are actually looking to make any specific moves, but technically Jodie Meeks and Antawn Jamison are now trade eligible. Additionally, Devin Ebanks and Darius Morris can be dealt but under the strict rules of the league's collective bargaining agreement, both have the right to block any trade after signing one year-deals (with Bird or Early Bird Rights upon completion). Another wrinkle to the equation is Jordan Hill, who can't be dealt until Jan. 15 after getting a raise greater than 20% from the Lakers. Los Angeles Times

June 7, 2012 Updates
March 15, 2012 Updates

The Rockets get the 2012 first-round pick the Lakers received from the Dallas Mavericks in the deal that sent Lamar Odom to Dallas. "I defnitely was shocked," Hill said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports. "I was shocked. "It was unexpected, but things happen." Hill is happy to join the Lakers. "It's a great organization and a great team and I'm just going to continue to do what I do and just play (basketball)," Hill said. FOX 26 Sports

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