Report: Nets granted $5.7M disabled player exception for loss of Dinwiddie

Brooklyn Nets' Spencer Dinwiddie (26) dribbles against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The Brooklyn Nets have been granted a disabled player exception worth $5.7 million for the loss of starting guard Spencer Dinwiddie, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

Brooklyn will have until April 19 to use the exception.

Dinwiddie suffered a partially torn ACL in his right knee Dec. 27 during the third quarter of a game against the Charlotte Hornets — the Nets' first loss of the season.

Following the blockbuster deal the Nets made for James Harden, they were left with three open roster spots. The disabled player exception (which was, of course, asked for prior to the trade and would have been asked for no matter what) will aid them in their quest to add meaningful depth to their now-top-heavy roster. They also have the $5.7 million taxpayer midlevel exception available to them.

One such roster spot, it was reported earlier Friday, will likely be filled by 27-year-old big man Norvel Pelle, who is planning to sign a deal with the Nets once he clears health and safety protocols in the coming days.

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