Warriors Seek DPE After Klay Thompson’s Injury

The Warriors have applied for a disabled player exception after losing Klay Thompson for the season, tweets Shams Charania of The Athletic. If granted, the DPE would be worth $9.3MM, the value of the non-taxpayer mid-level exception.

The DPE allows a team to add a player without using cap space. It can be used to sign a free agent, to claim a player off waivers, or to acquire a player in a trade, but it can only be used on one player. Additionally, it can only be used to sign a player to a one-year contract, or to claim or trade for a player in the final year of his deal.

Thompson suffered a season-ending Achilles tear in his right leg during a workout on Wednesday. He hasn’t played since tearing his left ACL during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals, but was reportedly fully recovered and ready for the start of training camp.


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14 thoughts on “Warriors Seek DPE After Klay Thompson’s Injury

    • harden-westbrook-mvps

      Curry’s load management should be their top priority in avoiding a repeat of last season. Signing not just one, but two veteran PG’s would be the best prevention of another disaster occurring.

      • Sports guy 2005

        I agree with that. They can’t afford for Curry or Draymond getting injured again

      • implant

        Load management for Curry is ridiculous. That’s why players aren’t standing in to play with Kawaii

  1. rxbrgr

    What’s the timeline for these being granted? It looks like the Wizards’ request for a second DPE for Wall took several months to get an answer from the NBA (it was denied).

  2. brewpackbuckbadg

    So is the rule that the max is 9.3. Otherwise is it half of the injured player’s salary?

    • Luke Adams

      Yep, it’s either half the injured player’s salary or the amount of the non-taxpayer MLE, whichever is lesser.

  3. jacobsigel1025

    Without Klay and with the additions of Wiseman, Oubre, Mannion, and whoever else, where do y’all see GS in the landscape of the West rn? I see them around #7

  4. WillieBeamon

    DPE plus Poole and draft compensation for JJ Reddick. Also bring in Lin for backup duty.

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