Lakers Do Not Use Disabled Player Exception
According to a team spokesman, the Los Angeles Lakers will let their disabled player exception of $1.8 million expire on Monday. The team applied for the exception after learning forward Jordan Hill would be out for the season in January.
If the Lakers are still looking to sign a player, they have $1.59 million of their mid-level exception remaining. They can also sign a free agent for a minimum salary or a 10-day contract. Given their $100-million payroll (almost $130 million with luxury taxes), it’s more likely the team holds with the current group of 14.