NBA Rumors: Brooklyn Nets progressing on Jordan Hill deal

Feb 11, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Utah Jazz guard Brandon Rush (25) and Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill (27) battle for the ball at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 11, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Utah Jazz guard Brandon Rush (25) and Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill (27) battle for the ball at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

There is a huge hangup in a potential deal between the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers that would send Lakers’ big man Jordan Hill to the Nets.

The Nets’ salary cap is so high that if they do make a deal for Hill, who is making $3.5 million this year, will actually cost them about $17 million.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, the Nets are willing to spend that money to improve the team.

The Lakers, however, are trying to see if they can’t get more than the Disabled Players’ Exception the Nets are willing to give them.

The Nets are close to finalizing a deal that would net them Kings’ guard Marcus Thornton in exchange for guard Jason Terry and big man Reggie Evans.

Despite the Lakers’ struggles, Hill has had a nice season, averaging 8.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.

Topics: Brooklyn Nets, Jordan Hill, Los Angeles Lakers

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