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Sources: Heat, Blazers given exceptions

Updated: December 10, 2010, 10:58 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The Portland Trail Blazers and Miami Heat have been granted disabled player exceptions for Greg Oden and Udonis Haslem, sources familiar with the league's ruling told ESPN.com.

Both Oden (knee) and Haslem (foot), after being examined by an independent league-appointed physician, have been deemed to be carrying injuries that likely will sideline them for the remainder of the season.

Portland and Miami, as a result, have received exceptions valued at half of each player's salary.

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