Victim of a ruptured cruciate ligament in his knee, Ricky Rubio is already out of action for the rest of the season, and the Cavaliers have therefore obtained a “Disabled Player Exception” in order to replace it.
This is equivalent to 50% of the leader’s contract, or 8.9 million dollars, and is usable until March 10.
An envelope that can allow the franchise to recover a player during the “trade deadline”, in order to try to play spoilsports at the end of the season, the Cavs currently being 3rd in the East!
Tea #cavs have been granted a disabled player exception worth $8.9 million for the season-ending injury to Ricky Rubio, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA. March 10 is the deadline to use the DPE.
— Kelsey Russo (@kelseyyrusso) January 27, 2022
Disabled Player Exception : when a franchise loses a player for a long period, it can ask the NBA to take advantage of an additional envelope to recruit a player. This “derogation”, granted after a study of the medical file, makes it possible not to count the salary of the injured player, and to offer a contract to his replacement for an amount equal to 50% of the salary of the injured player. With this envelope, you can sign a free player or a player on the cut list, but also make a transfer. The duration of the contract of the player acquired by this exception cannot exceed one year, and with this envelope, only one player can be acquired.