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Lakers applying for hardship exception, may add 16th player

Lakers applying for hardship exception, may add 16th player

After Ronnie Price misses his fourth game Tuesday, the Lakers will ask the NBA for a hardship exception, which would allow the team to add a 16th player to the roster. The Lakers are currently at the league maximum of 15, but with four players out for the season (Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Julius Randle and Price), the NBA is likely to assent to the Lakers' request. According to a team spokesman, the Lakers have discussed the matter internally, but haven't decided if they will use the exception if granted. The franchise was previously given a hardship exception while Ryan Kelly was out with a hamstring injury, but it expired unused. At 16-42, the Lakers aren't aspiring...

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