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07:32 AM ET 02.20 | As Thursday dawned, the stars hadn't quite aligned, but it seemed the Lakers were most interested in moving reserve big man Jordan Hill. With the Lakers looking to cut into their massive luxury tax obligations, Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that the price for the hustle junkie is low. "@KBergCBS: Nets would give Lakers nothing for Jordan Hill, who'd go into their exception. So it's a "race" to see who will offer more than nothing." So let's run down the list of teams interested in Hill, according to reports. The Nets, as listed above, plus ... the Suns and Mavericks ... the Cavs ... and the Hawks. ... Hill is thought of as a low-impact role player, but he plays extremely hard. Per 36 minutes, he's averaging 15.6 points and 12.9 rebounds on 54 percent shooting with an 18.5 PER.

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Mitch Kupchak, Icon Sports Mitch Kupchak, Icon Sports
February 20, 2014  07:36 AM ET

The Lakers would not have all these problems if they hadn't given that contract to Kobe. They basically delayed their comeback for at least 2 years.

February 20, 2014  08:19 AM ET

Continue to add players and rebuild, the pieces will begin to fall into place.

February 20, 2014  08:27 AM ET

No takers for the highly priced Pau. Gotta love it. I guess they can afford to pay the luxury tax while losing Pau in the summer time for nothing. Great job. At least we know that tanking for a great pick is the best decision right now.

February 20, 2014  08:40 AM ET

Good morning all. What a beat down in LA last night. The Lakers only have 8 healthy players on the roster at the moment...and they trade Blake right before the game last nigh? Howard looked like the smartest guy in the room last night. Have a great day everyone...better times are ahead, Laker fans. Hang in there.

February 20, 2014  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

No takers for the highly priced Pau. Gotta love it. I guess they can afford to pay the luxury tax while losing Pau in the summer time for nothing. Great job. At least we know that tanking for a great pick is the best decision right now.

Before the season started I said the Lakers tanking would be the best option as they actually have a pick this year. Next year their pick goes to the Suns. I can't really see the Lakers in the playoffs next year and they don't look like they are headed that direction.

February 20, 2014  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Before the season started I said the Lakers tanking would be the best option as they actually have a pick this year. Next year their pick goes to the Suns. I can't really see the Lakers in the playoffs next year and they don't look like they are headed that direction.

It will be 3-5 years before they can sniff the playoffs again unless they get lucky w/ this upcoming draft. Love said he wants to stay in Minny. There will be no big time free agent that will go there. Lakers had their chance last year and it was given on a silver platter. They chose to alienate Howard instead. Howard would have worked out in LA but the Mamba never liked him. He made sure that he froze Howard and made him look bad.

February 20, 2014  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Lakers would not have all these problems if they hadn't given that contract to Kobe. They basically delayed their comeback for at least 2 years.

They would have still had problems this year but they messed up rebuilding quicker by giving Kobe that money before he played a minute. They secured some season tickets and probably some add revenue by extending Kobe.

February 20, 2014  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Before the season started I said the Lakers tanking would be the best option as they actually have a pick this year. Next year their pick goes to the Suns. I can't really see the Lakers in the playoffs next year and they don't look like they are headed that direction.

when howard is the smartest guy in the room.......

yikes-

February 20, 2014  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Lakers would not have all these problems if they hadn't given that contract to Kobe. They basically delayed their comeback for at least 2 years.

yup-
the last 3 years of business decisions regarding the lakers has been abysmal at best

February 20, 2014  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

They would have still had problems this year but they messed up rebuilding quicker by giving Kobe that money before he played a minute. They secured some season tickets and probably some add revenue by extending Kobe.

It's all about the $$$$ now and not about winning...

February 20, 2014  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It will be 3-5 years before they can sniff the playoffs again unless they get lucky w/ this upcoming draft. Love said he wants to stay in Minny. There will be no big time free agent that will go there. Lakers had their chance last year and it was given on a silver platter. They chose to alienate Howard instead. Howard would have worked out in LA but the Mamba never liked him. He made sure that he froze Howard and made him look bad.

Lakers have nothing but cap room right now. They will get a disgruntled vet "max" type player in two years or a chance to. All the cap space is about to be in LA soon. I don't believe Love is staying in Minny

February 20, 2014  09:10 AM ET

Do You Even Have A Plan, Bros?

February 20, 2014  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Lakers would not have all these problems if they hadn't given that contract to Kobe. They basically delayed their comeback for at least 2 years.

Yep. That contract really threw me for a loop.

February 20, 2014  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

when howard is the smartest guy in the room.......yikes-

Howard knew that ship was sinking and it was Kobe's ship until Kobe retires.

February 20, 2014  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The Lakers would not have all these problems if they hadn't given that contract to Kobe. They basically delayed their comeback for at least 2 years.

There was an article in Bleacher Report yesterday that pointed to all of LA's problems stemming from Stern blocking the CP3 deal.

"Los Angeles Lakers' True Rebuild Was Set Back by Failed Chris Paul Trade"

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1965686-los-angeles-lakers-true-rebuild -was-set-back-by-failed-chris-paul-trade

February 20, 2014  10:35 AM ET

The Cavs acquired Spencer Hawes.

February 20, 2014  10:35 AM ET

Two second rounders and either Earl Clark or Alonzo Gee.

February 20, 2014  10:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It will be 3-5 years before they can sniff the playoffs again unless they get lucky w/ this upcoming draft. Love said he wants to stay in Minny. There will be no big time free agent that will go there. Lakers had their chance last year and it was given on a silver platter. They chose to alienate Howard instead. Howard would have worked out in LA but the Mamba never liked him. He made sure that he froze Howard and made him look bad.

so now its Kobe's fault that Howard looked bad last year??? wrong !! sure, Kobe wont be sending Dwight a Christmas card, but he did nothing out of the ordinary that helped Howard look bad, He did that on his own... I agree Howard probably left because Kobe made no attempt to make him feel welcome, but it was not Kobe's fault for Howards poor play last year. Howard just doesn't want the spotlight... now he has Harden to hide behind in Houston, so he's comfortable

February 20, 2014  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

There was an article in Bleacher Report yesterday that pointed to all of LA's problems stemming from Stern blocking the CP3 deal. "Los Angeles Lakers' True Rebuild Was Set Back by Failed Chris Paul Trade"http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1965686-los-angeles-lakers-true-r ebuild -was-set-back-by-failed-chris-paul-trade

it did set them back, no question-
but they have made zero good moves since

 
February 20, 2014  10:53 AM ET

Don't look now, but the Nets have risen to the #6 seed.

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