Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/30/11
Remember back a long time ago, before all this lockout hoopla when we used to discuss things like the Cleveland Cavaliers’ $14.5 million trade exception they earned in the LeBron James trade? I know, it’s hard to remember that far back, but it’s time to start thinking trade exception again. I know what you’re thinking, “Didn’t that trade exception expire when the lockout started?”. The answer is, not necessarily. Earlier Wednesday morning, Brian Windhorst tweeted the following: Not finalized,but NBA execs expecting to get lost time back on trade exceptions that expired in lockout.Biggest is Cavs $14.5M (9 days left) This is not a certainty yet, but several other NBA writers have since tweeted that their sources confirm the same thing, that the NBA most likely will honor the remaining time on trade exceptions by giving teams a grace period. As you may or may not remember, I was staunchly opposed to the Cavaliers ever using the trade exception. I always felt that the timing wasn’t rig...
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