Los Angeles Lakers May Lose Jordan Hill to the Timberwolves

7/1/12 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

May 1, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill (27) goes in for a basket against the Denver Nuggets during the second half of game two of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIREWith the draft over, teams are now getting serious about signing free agents and trying to get back any players they have lost. 

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Lakers' backup big man Jordan Hill will be meeting with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday. The forward is a free-agent, and the Lakers will be hard-pressed to offer him more money than any team who really wants him. 

Woj says: 

"The Lakers can offer Hill a four-year deal worth nearly $17 million, but the Wolves – who are also pursuing free-agent guard Brandon Roy – have the ability to make a bigger offer... The Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat and Orlando Magic also have interest in Hill."

He also adds that the Lakers are strongly pursuing a trade involving Pau Gasol. 

If the Lakers lose Hill, this will be one of the few talented bench spots that they'll need to fill.
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