5 Most Tradeable Lakers Assets

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5. Jordan Hill

Jan 14, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill (27) grabs a rebound in the first half of the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe the least likely on this list to be traded, but Jordan Hill has a very friendly contract. As a high-energy post player, Hill has made a living this year off the bench, bringing a great tenacity with him. He’s having a career year in all categories and proved he could play well as a starter earlier in the year. Even with all the perimeter injuries, the Lakers front court is a big logjam right now with Robert Sacre, Chris Kaman, Pau Gasol, and Hill all looking for minutes. In the end, one of them will be the odd man out.

 

Hill is set to make just $3.5 million this year, which given his production level, is a bargain. The reason he comes in at #5 on this list is the willingness for the Lakers to move him. He fits well as a center into D’Antoni’s offense (largely due to his ability to roll hard to the rim off pick and rolls) and he’s still very young. But no one save from Kobe Bryant is untouchable on this Lakers roster, and for the right price, Hill could be had. But it’d take a very pretty penny to do so.

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  • Dom4LA

    Lakers have their 1st round pick and a 2nd, currently projected at =6th overall (1st round) and 36th overall (2nd round) they couldn’t trade all their pics in consecutive years, its next year they have nothing, do some fact checking dude. I would be very surprised if they make any trades.