Posted January 07, 2014

Report: NBA approves $5.25 million Disabled Player Exception for Nets

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Nets center Brook Lopez is out for the season after breaking his right foot. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets center Brook Lopez is out for the season after breaking his right foot. (Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

The NBA approved a $5.25 million Disabled Player Exception for the Brooklyn Nets, reports Yahoo Sports Adrian Wojnarowski.

The exception, which expires March 10, gives the Nets a chance to sign a another player to replace injured center Brook Lopez.  The team must waive someone on the current roster to create roster space.

This exception allows a team to replace a player who has been injured and will be out the rest of the season or for the entire next season.

Lopez was injured Dec. 20 and had surgery to repair the fractured fifth metatarsal of his right foot last weekend.

DOLLINGER: Nets 22nd in latest NBA Power Rankings

He was leading the team in scoring at 20.7 points per game at the time he was injured. He also was averaging six rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 17 games played.


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