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Sorry, there’s no sneaky way for C’s to use the “amnesty clause”

RedsArmyAdmin October 28, 2011 Uncategorized 3 Comments

Ever since the first hints of an amnesty clause started spreading around the basketball world, people have been wondering how to use it.  I've already determined there's probably no way for the Celtics to use it, but some have wondered if there was a sneaky way around it.

The theory, basically, was to waive Paul Pierce, pay him the almost $50 million he's owed over the next few seasons, then re-sign him to the veteran's minimum to gain cap space. 

I was never quite sure that was possible, but cap expert Larry Coon helped settle that today on Twitter.  That's his answer to my question up there.  In a nutshell, if you use the amnesty clause on Paul Pierce, you're "waiving" goodbye to him for the rest of his career.

…. ummm…. sorry for the bad pun there.  I'm a little loopy from the lockout.

So sorry C's fans.  I know we're all trying to figure out a way to manipulate the upcoming system to our benefit, but I'm not so sure that's going to happen.  

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/the_bantam the_bantam

    Calling foul! We can’t talk about a deal that isn’t agreed yet. If it goes south I hold you accountable for the jinx

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p0115704263ce970b Papa Irish

    I have a huge problem with this. The rule is already blatantly set up to reward teams that have terrible management, ie the type of management that has been overpaying mediocre to terrible players since 1999, and are the MAIN F*ING REASON we are in this lockout; now you are going to take away any advantages that smartly managed teams could use in their favor with this amnesty clause.
    I mean seriously, how fair is it that teams like the wizards, magic, cavs will be able to shed 15 million plus for players they have no use for and are vastly overpaid, while the Celtics and Thunder are looking at their roster and going what the hell use do we have for that?
    Their seriously has to be some sort of benefit for not using the amnesty clause, maybe even an extra first rounder.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/brandonat1899 Rondo To KG

    Adrian Wojnarowski
    @WojYahooNBA Adrian Wojnarowski
    Source says that two sides also “couldn’t agree on final pieces of system.” No new sessions scheduled. Kaboom.
    8 minutes ago via UberSocial for BlackBerry
    ….ugh.