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Chicago Bulls – Carlos Boozer is Finally Gone

Posted on 16 Jul, 2014, by in NBA

It took the Chicago Bulls too long to realize that Carlos Boozer needs to be amnestied. Maybe a year or two too late, the former All-Star power forward has finally been released on that magical clause that keeps him paid but helps the team get rid of cap hit and player they no longer had use for. More

Brandon Roy & Gilbert Arenas – Highest Paid Players Without Even Playing

Posted on 11 Apr, 2014, by in NBA

The wonders of the amnesty clause mean an NBA player gets released from his team but still paid in full, only without counting against the cap. Gilbert Arenas ($22.3 million) and Brandon Roy ($17.7 million) didn’t play a single minute of basketball for the teams paying them this season, which didn’t stop them from being two of the highest paid players in the NBA. More

Amnesty Clause – 11 NBA Players That Can Still Be Let Go

Posted on 17 Jul, 2013, by in NBA

The deadline to use the Amnesty Clause in 2013 has passed, which leaves only 11 players that can be released that way by NBA teams in 2014, with the Chicago Bulls (Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer), Memphis Grizzlies (Mike Conley, Zach Randolph) and the Oklahoma City Thunder (Nick Collison, Kevin Durant, Kendrick Perkins) the only teams with more than one potential candidate. More

NBA Rumors – Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs & Los Angeles Clippers Should Try & Sign Mike Miller

Posted on 17 Jul, 2013, by in NBA

The Miami Heat and Mike Miller are no longer a thing after the amnesty clause being used on him, and considering that after two NBA titles the veteran will probably look to sign with a contender, the Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Clippers all seem like teams that could make a move for him. More

NBA Rumors – Toronto Raptors to Amnesty Linas Kleiza

Posted on 16 Jul, 2013, by in NBA

After another season of barely playing any basketball, Linas Kleiza seems to have run out of NBA credits, and will be amnestied by the Toronto Raptors, which will presumably send the Lithuanian forward back to Europe. More

Los Angeles Lakers – Kobe Bryant Should Have Been the Amnestied One

Posted on 14 Jul, 2013, by in NBA

For so many years, it seemed the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t care about the money they were spending – winning titles, competing for them, was the only thing that mattered. So suddenly, a move that professionally makes no sense – using the amnesty clause on Metta World Peace, is brought forth, while the real financial burden on the team, Kobe Bryant, gets more money than anyone in the NBA. More

NBA Rumors – Miami Heat Might Use the Amnesty Clause on Mike Miller or Even Dwyane Wade

Posted on 11 Jul, 2013, by in NBA

The Miami Heat have until July 16 to use the Amnesty Clause heading into the next season, and there’s a chance they’ll choose to use it on Mike Miller and the two years he has left on his contract, although if they pass that up, there’s a small chance they might use it in the future on Dwyane Wade. More

NBA Rumors – Chicago Bulls Will Use Amnesty Clause on Carlos Boozer

Posted on 25 May, 2013, by in NBA

While there have been denials from the Chicago Bulls regarding the prospect of them using the amnesty clause on Carlos Boozer heading into the 2013-2014 NBA season, it’s hard not to think that might be a sensible course of action for them. More

Los Angeles Lakers Should Amnesty Kobe Bryant, Not Pau Gasol

Posted on 22 Apr, 2013, by in Featured

People don’t always do the smart things because of, well, less than intelligent decision making. While Kobe Bryant has been the face of the Los Angeles Lakers for over a decade, the Southern California will get over him eventually, like they do about everything, once the team built around others, specifically Dwight Howard, starts winning games at an acceptable rate. Meanwhile, the team is more inclined to release Pau Gasol than the Black Mamba. More

Los Angeles Lakers – Kobe Bryant Still Fueled By Anger

Posted on 25 Feb, 2013, by in NBA

The most important thing about getting angry as an athlete is venting it in the right direction. The Los Angeles Lakers need a focused, balanced Kobe Bryant if they’re to make it into the playoffs, which is still reachable after 3 straight wins, and an incredible individual display by a player Mark Cuban suggested the Lakers should amnesty. More