Trans. Jan 25 4:26 ET (Jan 25 4:26 ET ) Atlanta was granted a $5.25 million exception for the loss of All-Star forward Al Horford (torn pectoral muscle), and Milwaukee a $1.75 million exception for the loss of guard Carlos Delfino (foot surgery).
Carlos Delfino has undergone a second surgery on his injured right foot and he isn't sure whether he will join the Milwaukee Bucks on the court this season. ''It's time to wait now,'' Delfino said Thursday from his home in Argentina. After the injury last May while with Houston, Delfino signed a three-year, $9.75 million deal with the Bucks in July and expected to be ready to go when training camp opened in October. Delfino's injury is one of many that have in part led the Bucks to a 5-20 mark, worst in the Eastern Conference.