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Lakers Rumors: Lakers, Hawks discussed potential trade involving Chris Kaman

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Every player outside of Kobe Bryant seems to be the trading block for the Los Angeles Lakers with the NBA trade deadline looming. Along with Jordan Hill and Pau Gasol, Chris Kaman was another player mentioned in a potential deal involving the Atlanta Hawks on Feb. 19 according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne:

Lakers have also had discussions with the Atlanta Hawks on Jordan Hill and Chris Kaman. Nets, Cavs also in mix for Hill.

With less than 24 hours remaining until the NBA trade deadline, there's no telling if any deal will come to fruition for the Lakers. The Lakers trade rumors continue to swirl with the Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves all being potential suitors, but it remains to be seen if any player on the current Lakers roster will be moved.

Kaman hasn't really fit into head coach Mike D'Antoni's system in Los Angeles since signing with the team last summer. The one-time All-Star has gotten increasingly frustrated as a result of the lack of playing time. Even though Kaman continues to put up solid numbers with extended time on the floor, the veteran center only receives considerable time when Pau Gasol is on the shelf with injuries.

The most likely candidate to be headed elsewhere is Jordan Hill. Along with Kaman, Hill was mentioned in trade discussions with the Hawks and has been linked in connection with three other teams in trade scenarios.

As of right now, Hill's most likely destination could be Cleveland. The Nets continue to pursue Hill and are willing to pay $17 million in order to do so, but the Cavs have emerged as a potential trade partner in Lakers trade rumors and might ultimately be Hill's next team.

As for a potential blockbuster deal, the Lakers are reportedly interested in acquiring Kevin Love from Minnesota. Although it may be farfetched, Love has been linked to the Lakers numerous times over the last few weeks.

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