With Ryan Anderson expected to miss so much time and possibly the rest of the regular season, it looks like the league is likely to grant New Orleans the Disabled Players’ Exception.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, the Pelicans would receive the exception, which can be used to sign or trade for a player, worth around $4 million.
Interesting Trade Deadline Week wrinkle: Hearing Pelicans poised to receive Disabled Player Exception in $4 mil range for Ryan Anderson
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) February 18, 2014
New Orleans can essentially absorb a player’s contract, giving their trade partner some salary or luxury tax relief in the process.
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