Lakers granted $4.85 million disabled-player exception for Steve Nash injury
The Lakers have been awarded a $4.85 million disabled player exception for Steve Nash according to a league source.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) November 26, 2014
Can confirm @WindhorstESPN report that NBA granted Lakers the $4.85 million disabled player exception for Steve Nash
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) November 26, 2014
With the exception, the Lakers can sign any player for up to that amount. They’ve lost three players already to season-ending injuries: Nash, rookie power forward Julius Randle (who suffered a broken leg in the Lakers’ first game of the season) and Xavier Henry, who suffered a ruptured Achilles this week.
The Lakers are 3-11 on the season, and it’s unclear who they could sign that could make enough of an impact to turn around their season. Any help they can get would be much needed.