The Orlando Magic have been granted a disabled player exception (DPE) worth $6.1 million for the season-ending loss of Markelle Fultz, according to Shams Charania.
The DPE will expire on April 19 if the Magic don’t use it by then.
The Magic applied for the exception on Jan. 11.
This is the second DPE given to the Magic this season, as they also were granted one following Jonathan Isaac’s season-ending ACL tear.
Fultz suffered a torn ACL on Jan. 6, the eighth game of the season.
A DPE doesn’t give a team an extra roster spot, but it allows the team to add a player without using salary cap to sign him.
It can be used to sign a free agent, claim a player off waivers or acquire a player via a trade.