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Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 11:00 am  |  8 responses

Nets Get $5.25 Million Disabled Player Exception for Brook Lopez

The NBA reportedly gave the Nets a break in regards to injured center Brook Lopez. Brooklyn can now use a $5.25 million Disabled Player Exception to sign a free agent to a one-year deal for the amount of the non-taxpayer mid-level exception ($5.15 million) plus $100,000, or trade for a player in the final year of his contract who is making no more than $5.25 million. Per ESPN:

Sources say the Nets naturally will explore their options in terms of actually using the DPE, but acquiring a player worth the full amount would trigger an extra $20 million in luxury tax. The Nets’ current financial obligation for the season, in terms of payroll and luxury tax, approaches $190 million.

Because the Nets already have the maximum 15 players on their roster, they would have to free up a roster spot should they want to use the DPE.

Lopez was lost for the season Dec. 20 in Philadelphia after fracturing the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.

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  • Blarmac

    It’s like a buyout.

  • spit hot fiyah

    is there a disabled franchise exception?

  • Jake

    Any chance they use the exception to sign Andrew Bynum?

  • spit hot fiyah

    no need to use the exception to sign bynum. anyone that gives him more than the minimum at this point don’t know what they are doing.

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  • brothasdontsurf

    “It don’t matter…none of this matters”
    -Carl, Aqua Teen Hunger Force

  • VictorDeLaWood

    If they get somebody for the full amount, they’ll be paying over $200 million for that roster!! That is buku bucks right there.

  • http://signup.divinerenergy.com/ Anthony Dixon

    4 game win streak lol

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