Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Lakers apply for Hill injury exception
By Nick Borges
The Los Angeles Lakers did apply to the NBA office for an injury exception, Jordan Hill is likely out for the season, by Tuesday's deadline and they now will wait to hear if it has been granted. It's worth $1.78 million and even though they will likely never use it, the Lakers made the request just in case something comes up.
"There's no downside," Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak told the Los Angeles Daily News. "It gives us more flexibility. It's not like we're anticipating using it, but you never know."
The Lakers currently have an open roster spot and it doesn't sound like Kupchak will go after a frontcourt player.
"No," Kupchak said. "Earl Clark, unexpectedly, seems to have stepped up and provided minutes at that position. We still have a full roster so we'll see."