Jul 18, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; General manager Billy King (left) and head coach Jason Kidd during the press conference to introduce the newest members of the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Brooklyn Nets applying for Disabled Player Exception in wake of Brook Lopez injury


The Brooklyn Nets confirmed Sunday morning that center Brook Lopez will indeed miss the remainder of the 2013-14 season and they are in the process of applying for the Disabled Player Exception, which will allow them to sign a player to replace Lopez.

Billy confirms Brook is out for the year. Billy confirmed they are in the process of applying for disabled player exception.

As of right now, the Nets have not been linked to any specific player and available free agents leave a lot to be desired, so don’t expect any big names to be signed.

Brooklyn of course can also look at the trade market to see what’s available, but the Nets aren’t exactly littered in assets as they’re without tradeable draft picks for the foreseeable future.

Assuming there is no trade, the loss of Lopez will ultimately mean more time for Kevin Garnett, Andray Blatche and Reggie Evans. Both Mirza Teletovic and Mason Plumlee could also see an increase in floor time as well.

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