With the NBA Trade Deadline on Thursday, expect to hear plenty of rumors and names thrown around.
The name this time is Los Angeles Lakers’ power forward Jordan Hill.
Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Brooklyn Nets may have their eyes on the energetic forward to add depth to their frontline.
With the Lakers out of playoff contention, it comes to no surprise that they may be looking to unload players in an effort to add cap flexibility and assets.
In the reported trade, the Nets would acquire Hill’s salary through their Disabled Players Exception.
They were granted the DPE when All-Star center Brook Lopez was announced out for the season with another foot injury.
Hill, the former 8th overall pick in the 2009 draft by the New York Knicks, is having a career season for the injury riddled Lakers. He’s averaging career highs of 8 points and 7.5 rebounds in 19.5 minutes through 52 games (19 starts).
If the Nets were able to pull this trade off, it would cost them $17 million due to salary and luxury tax.
The Nets were also reported to be interested in Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jarrett Jack.