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Lakers awarded $4.85-million disabled player exception for Steve Nash
Lakers awarded $4.85-million disabled player exception for Steve Nash

The NBA on Tuesday awarded the Lakers a $4.85-million disabled player exception for injured point guard Steve Nash. The Lakers gain a spending tool that can be used to add one player via free agency or a waiver claim, whom they can pay no more than $4.85 million.  Or they can use it instead to trade for one player making up to $4.95 million. Nash was declared out for the season before opening night because of  chronic nerve issues in his back.  Soon after, the Lakers applied or the exception, but the NBA needed time to examine Nash's medical records and confirm the team's prognosis. If the Lakers manage to trade Nash’s expiring contract, the exception...

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