Earlier in the season, the franchise was granted a $4.9-million exception for
Either could have been used to acquire a player via trade, free agency or waiver claim, provided the player's contract was set to expire by the end of the current season.
Instead, the Lakers claimed Tarik Black off waivers from the
The Lakers also signed
The Lakers were given permission by the
The team's payroll stands at $70.2 million.