A couple of weeks ago, the Spurs applied for a Disabled Player Exception on Charles Bassey, and the NBA has granted it according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The DPE, which will allow them to sign another player without having to waive Bassey, will be worth $1.3 million, and the Spurs have until March 11 to use it. If he were to return (he won’t), the DPE would be null and void.
The NBA has granted the Spurs a $1.3 million Disabled Player Exception for the loss of Charles Bassey, sources tell ESPN. The Spurs have until March 11 to use it.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 12, 2024
Bassey was lost for the season in December with a torn ACL suffered during a G League game, and the Spurs front court depth has only been depleted further since with the loss of Zach Collins for 2-4 weeks with a light ankle sprain suffered in Portland. The Spurs could either use their DPE on a free agent like the recently waived Bismack Biyombo, or they could use it to upgrade Dominick Barlow, who has been holding down the fort at backup center lately, from a two-way to a guaranteed contract.
Whatever the Spurs do, we will keep you informed here.