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Forecasting what might happen with those fancy trade exceptions this season: “Most years the NBA trade season is defined by the term ‘expiring contracts.’ This season, however, there’s a different phrase that might be at the center of big-name transactions: trade exceptions.
Trade exceptions can be created several ways, but large ones typically are created when a team acquires salary-cap space in exchange for trading a player. The team that receives the cap space then gets a credit — of the amount of the departing player’s salary in the current year of his deal or the first year of a new deal — that it can use in future transactions for a calendar year.” [Brian Windhorst/ESPN.com]