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Amid a tough begin to the season, the Memphis Grizzlies nonetheless have some room to proceed constructing their roster.
The group acquired a $6.3 million cap exception on account of a knee damage suffered by heart Steven Adams previous to the beginning of the season, in keeping with The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
The exception permits a crew that is over the cap to have some spending energy when it loses a participant to an damage that retains them out for the rest of the season. It’s normally value both half the injured participant’s wage or the mid-level exception—Adams is owed $12.6 million this yr.
The Grizzlies may have till March 11 to make use of the exception. They may be capable of use it to signal a free agent, declare a participant off waivers or purchase a participant in a commerce.
Memphis will want an open roster spot if it desires to make use of the exception.
Adams was dominated out for everything of the marketing campaign after having to endure surgical procedure on his PCL when he wasn’t responding properly to his rehab.
In 42 video games final season Adams averaged 8.6 factors per recreation to associate with a career-high 11.5 rebounds and a pair of.3 assists.
The Grizzlies have struggled with out Adams and star guard Ja Morant, who’s suspended for the primary 25 video games of the yr. They’ve the worst report within the Western Convention at 2-9.