Brooklyn Nets granted $5.25 million player exemption for Brook Lopez
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 7, 2014
The Brooklyn Nets were notified Tuesday night that they've been granted a $5.25 million Disabled Player Exception for center Brook Lopez, according to sources familiar with the league's decision. Lopez was lost for the season Dec. Because the Nets already have the maximum 15 players on their roster, they would have to free up a roster spot should they want to use it. The Nets' current financial obligation for the season, in terms of payroll and luxury tax, approaches $190 million. 20 in Philadelphia after fracturing the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.