The Utah Jazz have expressed interest in acquiring Indiana forward Solomon Hill once the free agency period opens on Friday at midnight, The Salt Lake Tribune has learned.
Multiple league sources say the interest is mutual between the Hill and the Jazz. But that doesn’t mean there wouldn’t be obstacles for Utah in its potential pursuit. The market for Hill is “fertile,” according to one source, because he is young and can play three positions — power forward, small forward and shooting guard — and that a number of teams plan to chase him once July 1 hits.
Also, Hill won’t come cheap. The Tribune has learned that the former Arizona star is seeking anywhere between $9 and $13 million a year, and there are multiple teams willing to meet that number. The money isn’t much of a hurdle for the Jazz, though, as they are far under the salary cap floor.