A traded player exception created a year ago by the Thunder is set to expire, as Bobby Marks of ESPN tweets. If it goes unused today, the TPE – which allows Oklahoma City to acquire a player without sending out any salary in return – will disappear. The Thunder initially generated the exception in a trade with the Sixers, sending Ersan Ilyasova to Philadelphia and getting Jerami Grant in return. The original amount of the trade exception was $7,419,569, the difference between the two players’ salaries. However, Oklahoma City used a portion of the TPE at last season’s trade deadline to acquire Doug McDermott. It’s now worth $4,936,529. While it’s not a huge exception, the $4.94MM TPE represents the Thunder’s best means of acquiring another rotation player.