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#1 Bjork

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 03:39 PM

The NBA granted the Lakers Wednesday a disabled players exception for Jordan Hill worth $1.78 million, according to a team official.
The Lakers can use this exception to sign a free agent for up to one season or acquire a player making up to $1.88 million through a trade. The Lakers don’t plan to use it considering they’re already devoting $100 million in player payroll and $30 million in luxury taxes.

Nonetheless, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak has said the team applied for the exception because it gives them added “flexibility.” Even though Hill is expected to stay sidelined for at least six months after having surgery to treat his injured left hip, Kupchak said he had no intentions of filling his roster spot because of Earl Clark’s emergence.

He has cracked double digits in points in eight of the last 12 games since earning a rotating spot after Pau Gasol sat out for five games because of a concussion. Clark soon took the starting power forward position even when Gasol returned to the lineup.

The Lakers applied for the exception on Jan. 15, but the NBA didn’t approve of it until today because it needed to look at the paperwork surrounding Hill’s surgery. The NBA grants the exception only if the injured player must be considered sidelined until at least June 15.



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Posted January 30, 2013 - 03:58 PM

cool.

Now trade Eblanks!

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 03:58 PM

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 04:10 PM

Only a business move. Dont expect a signing.

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 04:11 PM

cool.

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 04:23 PM

thats cool. Iversons on the market.

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 04:26 PM

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 04:33 PM

Kupchak said he had no intentions of filling his roster spot because of Earl Clark’s emergence.


This stood out to me the most. I'm glad the FO has realized what Clark brings to our line-up and gives me faith they won't be trading him away too quickly.

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 04:37 PM

^ :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: Gotcha!
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LOL look at Goldberg and Great Khali :D :D

Edited by manaro90, January 30, 2013 - 04:37 PM.

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 04:38 PM

I hate Ebanks
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Posted January 30, 2013 - 04:49 PM

This is good news :D

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 05:01 PM

Ya'll wanted an athletic wing that can spread the floor and play defense. You got him in Clark!

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 05:45 PM

^it would be dope if Hill was playing as well. Imagine our bench if he was healthy.


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Posted January 30, 2013 - 06:41 PM

Pretty much! With Clark's emergence our bench is actually quite dangerous with the addition of Pau to it. Sadly Hill is injured.

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 08:10 PM

I'm pretty sure they're gonna use this money to bolster the front court.

Not many options out there.

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Posted January 30, 2013 - 08:48 PM

Hills injury allowed Clark to emerge and pay to stay a laker


Steve Blake's return should quit the lakers calling for delonte west. Meeks getting mins at SG means the 9 man rotation is set

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