dis*a*bled play*er ex*cep*tion
What Is The Definition Of Disabled Player Exception In Basketball?
1. The disability player exception is an NBA rule which permits teams who have already exceeded their salary spending cap to replace an injured player who will be out for the remainder of the season. In order to apply for an exception, the team must have a league-approved physician and/or formal panel assess a player’s fitness to play.
When an exception is granted, no additional funds are provided for a replacement player’s salary. Instead, the team is allowed to sign a replacement player for 50% of the injured player’s salary or the mid-level exception for a non-taxpaying team (using whichever figure is less). A player added to a team as a result of an exception will remain on the team with the same salary even if the disabled player returns earlier than expected.
Examples Of How Disabled Player Exception Is Used In Commentary
1. With Barea out for the remainder of the season, the Mavericks are undoubtedly applying for a disabled player exception to fill his place.
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