The Los Angeles Lakers are rumored to be interested in trading for George Hill.
The NBA offseason is in full swing and there has already been plenty of player movement via trades. Perhaps the biggest trade of the offseason thus far included the Milwaukee Bucks acquiring former all-star point guard, Jrue Holiday.
The Bucks sent three first-round picks as well as the rights to two first-round pick swaps with Eric Bledsoe and George Hill to the New Orleans Pelicans for Holiday. The Bucks have pushed all of their chips into the pot.
Hill and Bledsoe were thrown into the deal to match the salaries and should not be expected to stay on the Pelicans for very long. If they make it to the regular season then they will most likely be dealt at the NBA Trade Deadline.
They are two veteran role players that would be beneficial to any contending team. The Pelicans, being a young team, get much more out of trading them than they do holding onto them.
The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly one of the teams that are interested in trading for Hill. Hill is a former teammate of LeBron James and has plenty of playoff experience to add to the experienced Lakers.
It seems like an excellent fit, especially when you look at Hill’s numbers last year and see that he led the league in three-point percentage (46%).
However, as nice as it sounds on paper, the Los Angeles Lakers are ultimately not in a position to trade for Hill. Here are two reasons why that is the case.