Earlier this month, the NBA granted the Brooklyn Nets the Disabled Player Exception, a one-time chance to replace Brook Lopez on their roster. Lopez went down with a season-ending foot injury on December 20th, and was examined by a league doctor to verify he’d be out for the season.
Though the CBA dictates that the Disabled Player Exception expires on March 15th, a league source says they have until March 10th to use it on a free agent, or until the trade deadline (February 20th) to use it in a trade.
So what can they do with it? Should they do anything with it? Here are their three options.
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