The Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers have discussed a possible deal surrounding Jordan Hill, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Such a trade would be absorbed into the Disabled Player Exception after Brook Lopez’s season ending surgery.
The talks are preliminary, but the Nets have been in the market for a post defender. After Garnett, Brooklyn doesn’t have any standout defenders in the paint and Hill could fill that need.
It’s unclear where talks currently stand: Brooklyn may have just floated the offer to start a conversation and the Lakers could be mulling it over or may have even rejected it already.
So far this year, Hill has averaged nearly 9 points and 7 rebounds in 20 minutes per game.
The Nets have until March 10th to use their DPE on a FA or by February 20th in a trade. So if talks for Hill fall apart it’s likely that a new rumor will crop up eventually. The Brooklyn Game discussed in length what options the Nets have moving forward with the DPE here.