The Washington Wizards have applied to the NBA for an $8.6-million disabled player exception for the loss of point guard John Wall, league sources told The Athletic's Shams Charania.
The five-time All-Star underwent successful season-ending surgery on his left heel on Tuesday, with his recovery time set at approximately six-to-eight months.
The league's disabled player exception allows a team to sign a replacement player for the lesser of either half of the injured player's salary or the non-taxpayer mid-level exception. It doesn't count toward the salary cap.
All applications by any team for a DPE must be submitted on or before Jan. 15 and used no later than March 10.
Wall ends the campaign averaging 20.7 points on 44.4 percent shooting to go along with 8.7 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in 34.5 minutes across 32 appearances.
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