Lakers granted disabled player exception worth $1.75 million

Veteran All-Star LeBron James is entering his second season with the Lakers.

The NBA has granted the Los Angeles Lakers a disabled player exception to help with the loss of center DeMarcus Cousins, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.

Per Charania, the exception is worth $1.75 million and expires on March 10.

Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Lakers earlier this offseason, then tore his ACL during a workout in Las Vegas. The Lakers have since signed veteran center Dwight Howard.

Speculation is that the Lakers will perhaps look to add veteran forward Carmelo Anthony with the exception, though there is no indication the team will truly go in that direction. Anthony is a close friend of Lakers star LeBron James.

The Lakers tip off the season Oct. 22 vs. the Los Angeles Clippers.