NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers trading Hill, Kaman, keeping Gasol?

Jan 10, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers players Chris Kaman (left), Jordan Hill (center) and Kobe Bryant react during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors — The Los Angeles Lakers are in a trade happy mood on deadline day, and moving Steve Blake to the Golden State Warriors might not have been the last transaction the team makes. A lot of rumors have suggested that Pau Gasol is up for grabs, with Phoenix Suns being the most interested team in the former All-Star. However, the plan might have changed, and the Lakers are now rumored to be moving Jordan Hill and Chris Kaman, while keeping Gasol. At least that’s what rival executives believe, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Laker plan taking shape: Trade Jordan Hill and Chris kaman in next 17 hours and they get under tax AND no longer HAVE to trade Pau Gasol

Last tweet what some rival execs now expect Lakes to do. Trade Hill. Trade Kaman. Then roll w/Pau into July to re-sign or sign-and-trade him

(via Marc Stein, Twitter, ESPN)

Again, this seems to be coming from sources around the league but not the Lakers directly, and no one is really safe until the deadline passes. Still, the Gasol to Phoenix trade talk has cooled off lately and it seems that the Suns are unwilling to pay the steep price for an expiring contract. On the other hand, Hill is almost a lock to be moved, with several teams around the league after his signature, especially the Brooklyn Nets. Kaman hasn’t really fit in particularly well with the Lakers, so naturally he is up for grabs as well.


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