Sources: Hawks, Bucks given Disabled Player Exceptions

Adrian WojnarowskiThe Vertical
Yahoo Sports

The NBA has granted the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks Disabled Player Exceptions because of season-ending losses of two players, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Atlanta was granted a $5.25 million exception for the loss of All-Star forward Al Horford (torn pectoral muscle), and Milwaukee a $1.75 million exception for the loss of guard Carlos Delfino (foot surgery).

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The DPE can be used in trades or signing free agents, and expires on March 10.

The Brooklyn Nets, who lost center Brook Lopez for the season, were granted a $5.25 exception earlier this month.

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team can apply for the exception upon losing a player for the balance of a season.

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