Memphis Grizzlies Receive Disabled Player Exception for Steven Adams’ Injury
Memphis Grizzlies have been granted the disabled player exception by the NBA following the serious injury that has sidelined Steven Adams for the entire season. This exception, amounting to $6.3 million, can be utilized by the team until March 11, as reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Reinforcement Options for Memphis
According to the collective agreement, Memphis can utilize this financial compensation to strengthen their roster. They can do so by acquiring a player in the last year of their contract through a trade or by signing a player for a single season in free agency.
Concerns Surrounding Adams’ Injury
Adams’ injury situation is a cause for concern. After featuring in only 42 games during the 2022-23 season, his rehabilitation efforts did not yield the desired results. Consequently, he underwent surgery three weeks ago to repair the posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. While this procedure is expected to resolve his issues, it will force him to miss the entire campaign.
Challenges Mount for the Grizzlies
The Grizzlies are grappling with multiple setbacks, with Brandon Clarke also sidelined due to injury and Ja Morant serving a 25-game suspension. These losses have taken a toll on the team, currently placing them at the bottom of the Western Conference with a 2-9 record.
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