Report: NBA grants Warriors $9.3M disabled player exception
What has lengthy been assumed has now reportedly been confirmed.
The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Wednesday evening, citing sources, that the Warriors have been granted a disabled player exception (DPE) on account of Klay Thompson’s season-ending Achilles injury.
With the DPE, the Warriors can both sign a free agent to a one-year contract value up to $9.3 million or trade for a player whose wage is the same as or lower than that value and has one yr remaining on his contract. The exception can’t be mixed with some other property and can expire on April 19.
The Warriors can use the DPE at any time previous to the expiration date, however for a large number of causes, it is likely to be some time till they really achieve this. The DPE is a priceless asset with which the Warriors may considerably improve their roster, however contemplating the extreme tax penalties that will outcome from utilizing it, they’re going to doubtless wait till a worthwhile alternative presents itself to take action — if it ever does.
In addition to the DPE, the Warriors sill have roughly $3.5 million remaining of the taxpayer mid-level exception (MLE) with which they might sign a player.