Each NBA Team’s Possible Amnesty Rule Cuts (Part 2)

September 30th, 2011 by Karthik Tadisina Leave a reply »
Welcome to Part 2!

The latest reports covering the NBA lockout say that the owners have supposedly agreed to the inclusion of an amnesty clause in the new collective bargaining agreement talks.

With the amnesty clause, NBA teams can choose one player that they would like to waive and buy out the remainder of the contract, without it having any effect on the salary cap.

If the owners win out (vs. the players' union), and the NBA decides to install a hard cap model in the next collective bargaining agreement talks, then teams may have to use the amnesty clause on well-established veterans in order to fit under the required salary cap number.

The following slides show both “Likely” and “Possible” amnesty-related cuts for 15 NBA teams if agreed upon in the next collective bargaining agreement talks. In part Part 1 I broke down potential cuts for the other franchises.

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