On December 5, 2017, the NBA has granted the Los Angeles Clippers a $2.75 million disabled player exception to offset the season-ending injury to guard Patrick Beverly.
According to the 2017 CBA Article VII Section 6c, a team may be granted one Disabled Player Exception in order to acquire a Replacement Player for the disabled player, suffering from a disabling injury or illness (defined in the CBA). The team may sign the replacement player to the following contract – the lesser of the options below:
Patrick Beverly’s 2017-2018 contract is for $5.514 million. Thus, 50% of that contract is less than the Non-Taxpayer MLE, resulting in a $2.75 million disabled player exception.
When Gordon Hayward was lost at the beginning of the season, the Celtics were granted a Disabled Player Exception of $8.40 million because it was less than half of his $29.7 million salary in 2017-2018.
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