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Lakers interested in Rashard Lewis, Baron Davis

Chuck - Red's Army November 26, 2011 Uncategorized 2 Comments

Via the LA Times:

The Lakers are curious to see if veteran point guard Baron Davis gets cut by Cleveland. He has two years and $28.7 million left on his contract, though he can be signed for substantially less than that. The Lakers also want a shooter and are monitoring whether forward Rashard Lewis (two years, $43.8 million remaining) gets waived by Washington.

Because the Lakers are so far over the salary cap with a current payroll of about $90 million, their only real spending tool in free agency is the mid-level exception, which will shrink dramatically from last year's five-year, $29-million maximum for such a player.

How much fun is the Amnesty clause? Teams are going to drop dead weight like crazy. Speculation in Los Angeles is the Lakers will use its Amnesty clause to waive either Luke Walton or Metta World Peace. 

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  • http://profile.typepad.com/sothewind Lee in Oregon

    I would hope the C’s would be interested in either Lewis, or “MW Peace”. Damn it’s so nice to have hoops back, happy holidays everyone! Go C’s! Ainge better be on his game these next few weeks…..

  • http://profile.typepad.com/mdsample greenbeand

    sheed or shaq be used as amnesty?