Pelicans and Nets most likely in Lakers' Jordan Hill trade

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With only hours remaining of the NBA trade deadline rumors coming out of LA suggest that the Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Pelicans are leading the race to get LA Lakers man Jordan Hill.

ESPN reporter Ramona Shelburne suggested on Twitter that both the Nets and Pelicans are interested in the reserve big man, with the Hawks and Charlotte Bobcats also keeping tabs.

Hill , who has been averaging 8.5 points and seven rebounds in his limited playing time this season, is on $3.5 million this season.

The Brooklyn Nets would have to utilise the $5.3 million injured-player exception they received last month in relation to the Brook Lopez injury should they want to bring in the 26-year old.

The Pelicans meanwhile would likely use Hill as back up to 2014 All-Star big man Anthony Davis.

With numerous teams seemingly interested in their player, the Lakers could well benefit from the competition and gain something in the long term market.

Shelburne believes that they would certainly be looking for more than simply cap relief.

Hill would follow Steve Blake out on the franchise, after the veteran was traded to the Golden State Warriors overnight as it looks like the Lakers have well and truly given up on this season.

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