Understanding the DeMarcus Cousins Disabled Player Exception, Anthony Davis’ Role (Hollywood Hoops NBA Podcast)

The Los Angeles Lakers have already signed Dwight Howard as a potential injury replacement for DeMarcus Cousins, but that doesn’t mean the team’s Boogie saga is over. On this week’s episode of Hollywood Hoops, Eric Pincus and Josh Martin get into the nitty gritty of the Disabled Player Exception—from what it is generally, to why the Lakers applied for it, to what the Purple and Gold could potentially use it for. The co-hosts also salute former Laker Vlade Divac and long-time Los Angeles Clippers announcer Ralph Lawler for their inductions into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Finally, Eric and Josh consider Anthony Davis’ defensive ambitions and upcoming offensive role, and whether top billing for The Brow could benefit LeBron James on both ends of the floor.

0:00 – What is the Disabled Player Exception?
12:09 – How Could the DPE Help the Lakers?
30:40 – Vlade Divac, Ralph Lawler in the Hall of Fame
43:43 – Anthony Davis Gets Top Billing, Opening the Mailbag


Co-host of Hollywood Hoops, Eric Pincus covers the Los Angeles Lakers for Bleacher Report while serving as capologist for NBA TV and Basketball Insiders. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram, @EricPincus.

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