Grizzlies Granted Disabled Player Exception by League

The NBA is granting the Grizzlies a $6.3 million disabled player exception in light of the season-ending knee injury to center Steven Adams, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.Taylor Jenkins

This should give the Grizzlies a little wiggle room should they attempt to add to the roster. A disabled player exception allows an over-the-cap team the ability to spend and is generally granted when an injured player is deemed out until at least June 15.

Adams will certainly be out longer than that, given he had to undergo surgery on his right posterior cruciate ligament.

The Grizzlies finished with the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference last season. This year, they are not only without Adams but suspended point guard Ja Morant for the first 25 games.

As we relayed here, guard Marcus Smart said he is staying positive and not worried about the team’s early issues.

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