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Unfortunate news strikes Tony Snell

Published February 3, 2024 at 11:50

One week ahead of the NBA trade deadline, Tony Snell, an NBA veteran, faced challenges securing a spot for the rest of the 2023-24 season, as per sources from Yahoo Sports. The deadline for Snell to join any of the league's 30 teams expired at 11:59 p.m. ET.

A successful signing would have allowed him to reach a 10th year of service for the players association's retiree benefits program, crucial for providing healthcare coverage for his family, including his two sons diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. However, potential luxury tax implications deterred some teams from signing Snell to a standard contract despite open roster spots.

In a nuanced situation, Tony Snell's eligibility for certain salary considerations typically requires just one day of service on an NBA roster. While several teams were open to signing him to a 10-day deal this week for that purpose, the retiree benefits plan, stipulated in the collective bargaining agreement, demands players to be on an NBA roster for the remainder of the season by Feb. 2 or play 50% of the season's games.

Despite the interest and support garnered nationally, particularly with offers for a 10-day contract, there's optimism that Snell might secure a spot on an NBA roster at the beginning of the 2024-25 season.

Source : Yahoo Sports
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Unfortunate news strikes Tony Snell

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