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

NBA Rumors: Los Angeles Lakers want a 2nd round pick for Jordan Hill

The Los Angeles Lakers have been aggressively shopping big man Jordan Hill as of late.

His suitors believe Hill can provide depth in the back court that so many teams desperately need and covet.

On Tuesday morning, a report surfaced the Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans were the front runners to land Hill. Both teams have a Disabled Players’ Exception, the Nets from center Brook Lopez’s foot injury that ended his season and the Pelicans from Ryan Anderson’s back issues.

Another team with a Disabled Players’ Exception is the Atlanta Hawks (from the injury to big man Al Horford), who have also inquired about Hill (and disgruntled Lakers’ center Chris Kaman).

The Pelicans have apparently backed out of the race and because of the large interest in Hill, the Lakers are now asking for a 2nd round pick in addition to a team’s exception.

 

Hill is averaging 8.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game this season.

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