Lakers Won’t Use Disabled Player Exception

Back in January, the Lakers picked up a disabled player exception for power forward Jordan Hill, who underwent surgery on his left hip.  However, a team source tells Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times that the club plans to let their $1.78MM exception expire without being used.

The Lakers didn't use the exception prior to the February 21st trade deadline but they still had the option of using it to sign a free agent.  Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has repeatedly suggested they will stay put with their current 14-player roster and their push to get an exception for Hill was believed to be a precautionary move from the get-go.  Los Angeles' payroll already stands at a hefty $100MM for 2012/13.

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