Brian Windhorst on a new amnesty clause: “We don’t know for sure if it’s going to happen. We just know that it’s something that teams are talking about as a possibility. And oh my gosh, if that happens, this was gonna be a pretty lame free agency… If that happens, guys, we could see some big-time action.”
There have been amnesty clauses in the last two CBAs, allowing teams to waive players and have their salaries removed from the salary cap. This move would potentially deal a blow to the Miami Heat as they look for a solution to Chris Bosh, who is owed $75 million over the next three years.
Marc Stein: That means Lakers acquire Boozer’s expiring contract and Chicago is on the hook for the rest of Boozer’s salary in 2014-15: $13.6 million. By releasing Boozer via amnesty, Chicago wiped that $13.6 million off books for cap & tax purposes but must still PAY Boozer money he’s owed.