Deadline Rumors: Hill, Nelson, Bulls, Kaman

February 20 at 1:24pm CDT By Zach Links

The latest from around the league as we inch closer to the deadline..

  • All is quiet for the Bulls, Grizzlies, Warriors, Mavericks, and Pelicans at the moment, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.
  • Meanwhile, the Mavericks have interest in Lakers big man Jordan Hill but the proposal is problematic because of L.A.’s desire to move both Hill and fellow big man Chris Kaman in order to get under the luxury tax, Amick writes.
  • The Kings are still shopping anyone not named DeMarcus Cousins from the Maloofs regime, a source tells Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports (on Twitter).
  • The Magic and Wizards were discussing a deal involving Jameer Nelson before the Andre Miller deal was agreed upon, tweets Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders.
  • The Bulls, who are $678K under tax, are comfortable standing pat, a source tells Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.  They believe they can stay under the threshold even with bonuses and 10-day deals.
  • The Cavs were never in on Lakers big man Chris Kaman, despite reports to the contrary, tweets Sam Amico of FOX Sports Ohio.
  • More from Amico, who tweets that Cavs acting GM David Griffin was unwilling to give up a first-round pick and a player for Rockets big man Omer Asik.  The Cavs went out and got Spencer Hawes instead.
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