The Lakers have long been expected to be active sellers at the NBA trade deadline this year. However, not only have the Lakers remained silent and inactive, the whole league has been quiet. However, with the deadline quickly approaching, the talks were certain to heat up, and the Lakers have found themselves mixed in the middle of them.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Lakers and Brooklyn Nets have discussed a deal that would see Jordan Hill dealt to the Nets. The deal would be made possible due to the $5.25 million disabled player exception the Nets have at their disposal. The deal would be a complete salary dump for the Lakers, who may be looking to get under the luxury tax thresh hold.
Hill and head coach Mike D’Antoni have never seen eye to eye, dating back to their time on the New York Knicks when Hill was dealt to the Rockets. Wojnarowski reported it was doubtful Hill, who is a free agent this summer, would return if D’Antoni were to remain head coach. Given the circumstances, the Lakers may shed his contract from the books sooner rather than later.