According to recent reports from Steve Kyler of Yahoo Sports and Marc Stein of ESPN, the Lakers and Nuggets are actively trying to shop Roy Hibbert and J.J. Hickson.
Roy Hibbert waived some of his trade kicker to land in LA… I was told Lakers trying to find him a playoff team. https://t.co/f0ulO2TqJB
— Steve Kyler (@stevekylerNBA) January 18, 2016
Nick Young is on the block as well according to Kyler.
Meanwhile in Denver, newly extended GM Tim Connelly is trying tirelessly to find a suitor for journeyman power forward/center J.J. Hickson.
Nuggets, I'm told, actively trying to find workable deal that would send Hickson elsewhere in advance of the NBA's Feb. 18 trade deadline
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) January 20, 2016
Controversial ESPN First Take analyst Skip Bayless unsurprisingly shared his two cents on the trade value of Hibbert and Young.
REPORT: Lakers open to trading Nick Young & Roy Hibbert. Taco Bell has offered half-eaten Burrito Supreme someone threw in trash for both.
— Skip Bayless (@FunSkipBayless) January 20, 2016
Hibbert is in the final year of a four year contract and is making $15.5 million. He could be a nice expiring contract for a team if the Lakers are willing to take on longer term contract.
None of these guys are seen as having much value among NBA circles and GM’s right now, but all it takes is one team to think their contract or talents is worth dealing for.