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06:57 AM ET 02.18 | Despite an already expensive roster, Brooklyn may have the appetite to further scoff at a luxury tax. The Los Angeles Lakers have had discussions on a deal to send forward Jordan Hill to [the Nets], league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Nets have a $5.25 million disabled player exception that they can use in a trade or free-agent transaction until March 10, and could use a portion to absorb the remaining $3.5 million on Hill's expiring contract. Nevertheless, the luxury tax penalty on absorbing Hill's contract would be extraordinary for Brooklyn: Nearly $17 million. Hill could give the Nets a capable power forward and center replacement for a run at the postseason, but ultimately ownership would have to be willing to sign off on expanding its record $190 million-plus combined payroll and luxury tax.

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February 18, 2014  07:28 AM ET

Tanking Is Not The Laker Way, Bros.

February 18, 2014  08:16 AM ET

Cool.....spend $20+ million to acquire an average 'big' for 30 games + the play-offs.....which, while it's a good bet, it's not exactly a certainty.

And IF they do make the play-offs, it's pretty much a 100% certainty that they won't last more than 5 games in the 1st round....unless they luck out and play the Raptors....then they might last the full seven.

This ain't exactly the best way to go as far as 'stimulating the economy' is concerned.....but hell, it's the Russian's money, so let him 'spend away' ;-) !!!

February 18, 2014  08:33 AM ET

Not that hill is anything...
But why would LA move him for nothing in return?

February 18, 2014  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Not that hill is anything...
But why would LA move him for nothing in return?

Because Jimmy will sign off on it...

February 18, 2014  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Because Jimmy will sign off on it...

Lil' Dolan?

I feel your pain man.......

February 18, 2014  08:58 AM ET

This story is incomplete. They should have mentioned the cap relief that the Lakers get out of dealing or whatever draft pick they are getting. Lakers are trying to cut down on the salary so they don't take a big hit on luxury taxes knowing they are going nowhere

February 18, 2014  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

This story is incomplete. They should have mentioned the cap relief that the Lakers get out of dealing or whatever draft pick they are getting. Lakers are trying to cut down on the salary so they don't take a big hit on luxury taxes knowing they are going nowhere

the lakers were willing to take the hit before the season started, and they knew they were going nowhere.....

now?
now they need to get as many assets as they can to help them going forwards.
losing a few more mil vs moving pieces for assets is FAR more important to the long term viability of the team

its pretty short-sited, IMO

February 18, 2014  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Not that hill is anything... But why would LA move him for nothing in return?

Hill isn't exactly nothing either.
His rebounding has helped me immensely in fantasy basketball.

February 18, 2014  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

the lakers were willing to take the hit before the season started, and they knew they were going nowhere.....now?now they need to get as many assets as they can to help them going forwards.losing a few more mil vs moving pieces for assets is FAR more important to the long term viability of the teamits pretty short-sited, IMO

I think the only part that they doing smart is they are trying to not be a repeat offender so they get a cheaper tax penalty so that they can go over the cap when they really have a good team or great players and not have as stiff of a penalty. I agree though with what you said but they scrapped plans now that Kobe and the rest of the team is hurt. Lakers are really thinking long term when the next big FA's are coming.

February 18, 2014  09:50 AM ET
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I think the only part that they doing smart is they are trying to not be a repeat offender so they get a cheaper tax penalty so that they can go over the cap when they really have a good team or great players and not have as stiff of a penalty. I agree though with what you said but they scrapped plans now that Kobe and the rest of the team is hurt. Lakers are really thinking long term when the next big FA's are coming.

I have no issue with them moving anything on that team
but they need to get back something in return that will help them in the future
simply getting rid of hills minimal contract won't get them out of the lux tax penalty/repeat offender
If they were really concerned about that- they would;ve moved pau for bynums contract.

bottom line is it's too little too late

February 18, 2014  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Not that hill is anything... But why would LA move him for nothing in return?

They are trying to get under the luxury tax.

February 18, 2014  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I have no issue with them moving anything on that teambut they need to get back something in return that will help them in the futuresimply getting rid of hills minimal contract won't get them out of the lux tax penalty/repeat offenderIf they were really concerned about that- they would;ve moved pau for bynums contract.bottom line is it's too little too late

They still have other options to get under luxury tax. They probably would have to move Kaman as well. They just want the best deal for them. Bynum for Gasol was strictly a money play. I think right now they are going strictly for getting out of repeater penalty while giving away little. They wanted too much for Gasol for picks.

February 18, 2014  10:19 AM ET
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They are trying to get under the luxury tax.

I realize that-
but explain to me how moving 1/2 of hills contract accomplishes that

February 18, 2014  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

They still have other options to get under luxury tax. They probably would have to move Kaman as well. They just want the best deal for them. Bynum for Gasol was strictly a money play. I think right now they are going strictly for getting out of repeater penalty while giving away little. They wanted too much for Gasol for picks.

they can't just dump salary - they have to have a trading partner
and why would a team want to take on kaman for them? out of the goodness of their hearts?
they are too far over for them to get out of the lux tax line unless they move pau

February 18, 2014  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Tanking Is Not The Laker Way, Bros.

This year is different.

February 18, 2014  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Tanking Is Not The Laker Way, Bros.

Then why did they just pick up Adam Morrison?

February 18, 2014  10:35 AM ET

A team would take on Kaman and Hill for a trade exception and picks? I would say a playoff team would give this up. They are not that far from the tax level

February 18, 2014  10:47 AM ET
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A team would take on Kaman and Hill for a trade exception and picks? I would say a playoff team would give this up. They are not that far from the tax level

what picks?
the lakers have no picks
the lakers NEED picks- they can't give them up

kobe is making 25 mil next year-
thats bascially almost 40% of the cap
+ nash at 9mil
thats like 60% of the cap
how can they fill out a roster? mediocre FAs like this year?
why keep treading water?

February 18, 2014  10:58 AM ET
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what picks?the lakers have no picksthe lakers NEED picks- they can't give them upkobe is making 25 mil next year-thats bascially almost 40% of the cap+ nash at 9milthats like 60% of the caphow can they fill out a roster? mediocre FAs like this year?why keep treading water?

If they sign Shaq they could be an old timers team.

 
February 18, 2014  11:37 AM ET
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Then why did they just pick up Adam Morrison?

Because Kobe taught him how to win?

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