Albert Nahmad: Fascinating stuff from @BobbyMarks42: NBA hasn’t yet approved Nene’s contract, which has $2.6M base salary and $7.4M likely bonuses. That they’re “likely” follows CBA rules. NBA could perhaps assert circumvention, but CBA seems to only allow NBA challenge from unlikely to likely.
Shams Charania: The Lakers have been granted a disabled player exception worth $1.75M from the NBA for the expected season-ending ACL injury to DeMarcus Cousins, league sources tell @The Athletic @Stadium. It expires on March 10, 2020.
Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is planning to turn his contract into a digital investment vehicle and receive an upfront lump payment, The Athletic has learned, an unprecedented move for an NBA player. Dinwiddie, according to multiple sources, is starting his own company to securitize his NBA contract in the form of a digital token as he begins a three-year, $34.36 million extension with the Nets. It’s unclear how much of the contract amount he wants to raise upfront, but it would likely be less than the total amount, according to sources.