Lakers News: Nets Willing To Take $17M Hit To Acquire Jordan Hill

Lakers News: Nets Willing To Take $17M Hit To Acquire Jordan Hill


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It may be only a matter of time between now and the NBA trade deadline on Thursday that Jordan Hill is dealt to the Brooklyn Nets. Although the Nets will have to take a $17 million hit as a result of absorbing Hill’s $3.5 million contract, Brooklyn seems willing to do so according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:


Trading Hill to the Nets could be the first of multiple moves made by the Lakers before the deadline. Rumors have circulated around the league over the last 24 hours about the Lakers and Dallas Mavericks targeting Kevin Love, but few believe Love is going anywhere until he becomes a free agent in the summer of 2015.

Although Love might not be on the move right now, a few other Lakers might headed elsewhere along with Hill before 3 p.m. ET tomorrow. Pau Gasol is without a doubt the biggest name that could be headed out of Los Angeles at some point in the next day or so, but Chris Kaman and Steve Blake have also been mentioned as potential candidates to be traded.

It’s difficult to tell which deals may ultimately go down, but at this point in time it appears that Hill seems the most likely to be traded before tomorrow’s deadline.
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  • Lakersalldayyy

    If the Front office is thinking of dumping D’antoni then that’s a stupid move to let hill go! I mean D’antoni and his fast faced game is part of the reason all these injuries are happening! Phil Jackson was half court ball nice n slow that’s why injuries were to a minimum! Pretty sad how no1 can see that!

    • Tom Hammond

      amen brother. it is one thing to play 20-30 minutes, and another to play them at maximum velocity. Thank you, because I seemed to be the only one saw that. everyone is like, can’t blame coach for injuries. HA!

      • Justis

        You guys are crazy. How can you blame the coach for injuries. D’Antoni not once had injuries issues in Phoenix. This training staff sucks ass and Garry Vitti needs to go.

        • Michael P. Monroe

          are U kidding me – where have you been the past 20 yrs. The Lakers training staff is among the best in ALL sports … ever!

          • ScoobyTheAnnouncer

            Gary Vitti is one of the greatest athletic trainers in the business. It was his taping style that allowed Kobe to put off surgery in the torn ligament in his pinky on his shooting hand. Anyone who blame Vitti is on Moron Mountain. Let’s face it the Lakers are in demolition stage. Let’s get under the salary cap that way this summer in addition to having a nice draft pick we’ll have some money to spend too. There are dozens of great players that would kill to star alongside the Mamba and be a face of this great but rebuilding franchise.

    • Daryl Peek

      Kobe was injured way more than Nash from 2000-2011. Nash is five years older and played for D’Antoni. How do you explain that?

      • Chrmngblly

        Kobe is/was injured, Nash was born with a bad back.

      • Sylvia Ross

        If you know these players are old, why are you running them to death then? Damtoni, needs to go.

        • Daryl Peek

          What part of a 5 year older than Kobe, Nash playing for D’Antoni in the run and gun offense from 2004-2012 VS. the younger Kobe playing in the slowed down Phil Jackson triangle yet Kobe was injured way more than Nash over those years, don’t you understand?

          If D’Antoni was running older players to death why did Nash and many other older Suns players like Kurt Thomas, Jimmy Jackson, Raja Bell and Grant Hill maintain better health than Kobe under D’Antoni? Nash did not miss more than 7 games in a season between 2000 and 2012. Kobe missed 8 games or more five times between that time frame and a couple of times it was 20 plus games missed by Kobe. How is this possible when MDA runs players to death VS. Phil?

          D’Antoni is unquestionably not the accomplished championship coach Phil is but the pile on excuses many of you’all keep coming up with for his ouster are laughable flat out lies when you look at the truth of the matters.

          • Josh

            I wish I could vote you up 1000 times. I’m so sick of defending D’Antoni, but people need to use their heads and realize he is not the problem. I’d rather have Byron Scott or Kurt Rambis coaching, but give Pringles a break, people.

    • Josh

      They’re not thinking of dumping D’Antoni. They hired him because they felt he was the best coaching option available to them, and he still has not had a chance to prove it or be disproved yet. He is not to blame for the injuries… Dwight had a bad back when he came to LA and came back too early. Damian Lillard broke Nash’s leg in his second game with the team. Steve Blake stepped on a metal spike in a parking lot, strained an abdominal muscle in preseason last year, then hurt his elbow this season. Kobe hurt his achilles. Gasol has struggled with plantar fasciitis for a few years now. None of these have anything to do with running a fast pace offense. Quit blaming the guy who hasn’t had a chance to succeed or fail yet. If he fails with a healthy NBA-quality roster, then blame him, but so far that hasn’t happened. Starting trusting the Lakers franchise; they’ve been through unexpected slumps before and always get back on their feet faster than any other team in any sport.

      • kobe24

        I think the one thing we keep forgetting though is that through all troubles in the past, Dr. BUSS was the head of the Lakers, players respected and wanted to play for that man, he was inspiring to guys like Magic, Shaq, Kobe, West, Kareem, etc etc.

        However now that we have JIM BUSS in the house its hard to put faith in the Lakers franchise since guys don’t really want to paly for him

        • Gregory Choa

          No, the thing people keep forgetting is that Dr. Buss PASSED AWAY, and the Lakers remain (thank goodness) a FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS, with Jim and Jeanie now running both sides (operations/marketing) of the business. Dr. Buss’ legacy remains – the Lakers will be fine in the long run.

        • Josh

          Just like D’Antoni, fans are judging Jim Buss too soon as well. Laker Nation, give your team time to do something before assuming they will never be good again. Jim and Jeannie learned from dad and all the other great executives and coaches they have watched over the years. I know we all expect greatness from our Lakers every single season, but that’s because we’ve just been spoiled. Every ten years or so, we go through a rough patch and then get back to the Finals. It’s why we’re better than the Celtics and every other franchise in every sport. Patience. Go Lakers!

          • Sylvia Ross

            Fans are judging him to soon? How about Mike Brown they ousted him after 5 games. This butt hole has hurt enough players already. It’s time for damtoni , to go.

          • Josh

            Mike Brown might be the dumbest head coach the NBA has ever seen. Those five games were a gift after the team underachieved in his first season with the team and didn’t win a single game that preseason. After a full year with the team, he hired the second dumbest coach ever to implement one of the stupidest offensive systems ever attempted in the league. Just to not have to listen to his press conferences anymore, I’m glad they got rid of Brown. Some people might say some of the same things about D’Antoni, but remember that D’Antoni changed the way teams play basketball. Every team (besides Memphis) basically runs D’Antoni’s offense now from his days in Phoenix. It’s a new NBA thanks to that man, and love it or hate it, it’s here to stay.
            And D’Antoni hasn’t hurt anyone. Running up and down the floor does not cause broken legs, concussions, parking lot spikes to go through feet, or elbow injuries. It can not be blamed for a torn achilles, and it can not be blamed for any pre-existing injuries.

      • nlruizjr

        Josh, are you saying that Dantoni had a winning record before he came to the Lakers, I definitely can’t say that, he’s already proven that he is not a winning coach, so why should we give him more time to prove that he sucks, he’s already proven that the first yr. with the Laker organization, this season was his chance to prove otherwise and that proof would of been to at least keep the team at 500 and he hasn’t done that, infact it appears that this team is going backwards instead of improving and most of it is because Dantoni just can’t make adjustments and can’t coach defense, two things that are in his control.

        • Josh

          I’m not saying anything about D’Antoni, except give him a chance. He coached a very good team in Phoenix when he revolutionized the way the NBA plays basketball. He developed a bunch of scrubs in New York that were pretty good by the time they were traded to Denver. He hasn’t had a healthy roster in Los Angeles.

  • $20509373

    We should focus on moving Pau more than anyone else.

    • nlruizjr

      wrong, we should focus on firing MD, period !!!!


    Im down to trade basically everyone EXCEPT Pau. If we can get under the tax while keeping him, PLZ DO IT! I would love for us to keep him after this yr. Assuming he takes a major pay cut. And I dont mean the type of paycut Kobe just took, I mean a real one haha.

    • Evan Boland

      Pau 2 year 20 million. Deng 2 year 18 million. Kyle Lowry 2 year 20 mill. Retire Nash. Lowry- Kobe-Deng-Kelly-Deng starting unit. Marshall, Meeks and Young off the bench.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    Lakers are pretty much cleaning house and it’s a money saving trade.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    I heard the Suns want Jordan Hill also.

  • Daryl Peek

    Marc Stein ‏@ESPNSteinLine 34m
    Hearing now that Cavs have strongly emerged as team trying to trump BKN and acquire Jordan Hill from Lakers. Looks like Cavs & Nets for Hill

    Looks like Hill is definitely on his way out. It will be interesting to see if he plays at all tonight?

    • LakersHeatBeef

      Yeah Jordan Hill is a goner IMO.We shall see what transpires.

      • Daryl Peek

        Dave McMenamin ‏@mcten 2h
        The Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks have also talked to the Lakers about acquiring Jordan Hill, according to a league source

        • LakersHeatBeef

          Teams see that Rodman in Hill,he is a lunch pail guy hustler.

          • Daryl Peek

            True but it’s more about the expiring contract for all except the Nets. Prokhorov just flat don’t care about the CBA and luxury taxes. He has the deepest pockets of all sports owners.

          • LakersHeatBeef

            Nets traded Reggie Evans,now Hill could fill his role better.

  • PJ

    D’Antoni is terrible. He’s always forgetting defense. Phil won titles with defense and the triangle

  • Gary Kelly

    jim buss will not fire dantoni because for him to do so means he fked up I wish Jeanie buss would take this team already this dude is completely destroying our team as a long time laker fan since the 70s im very disappointed in this dantoni needs to go as does steve nash but as long as dantoni is there so will nash this is bad we are going to be the smallest team ever hasn’t he fiqured this out yet he didn’t win this way in phonix or the knicks

  • Swaggy Rambo

    Good. Trade Hill and Kaman since both don’t want to play for the Lakers. Get the fuck off my team. I’m sick of these lazy losers.

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