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The Disabled Player Exception that Phoenix applied for with regards to Darrell Arthur is now voided with his waiver. The Suns will have a $7.4M cap hit on Arthur and $50K with Shaquille Harrison. Teams eligible to claim Harrison must have cap space or a trade exception to claim him based on the guard signed a three-year contract in March. The remaining $1.4M on the Harrison contract is non-guaranteed and he has a $1.6M team option in 2019-20. The Suns will need to waive or trade one player before Jamal Crawford is signed.
Shams Charania: Denver Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur has exercised his $7.4M player option for the 2018-19 season, league sources tell Yahoo.
The veteran opted out of the final year of his contract to test the market, and, like last season, there is interest in him around the league. Arthur has always been a solid defender and locker room leader. Last season he added a more potent offensive attack to his game as well. There is desire on both sides to get a deal done, and according to league sources the two are set to meet on Friday, but Arthur’s price may skyrocket in the wake of the new, ultra-high salary cap. Arthur made $2.8 million last season. He could get into double-digit millions this time around.
“I definitely want to be here, especially if they extend me three or four years,” Arthur told The Post. “That would be great. Because I love the city, I love the team, I love the direction the coach is going in and the organization. So, I want to be here.”
Asked if he would definitely pick up his option, Arthur said “I don’t know. I have to talk to my agent.” The danger for the Nuggets in Arthur opting out and becoming an unrestricted free agent, it would also open him up to negotiate with anyone else. And few players on the roster were more coveted than Arthur this season.
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