Nets DPE likely coming; won't be used

On Saturday ESPN.com's Marc Stein tweeted: "Indications are Nets will explore applying for Disabled Player Exception after losing Brook Lopez to yet another sad foot injury." Stein was right as Nets general manager Billy King will file the application with the league office by Jan. 15, although the DPE likely will go unused unless a trade is made to send out a player(s) on the current roster.