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Old 10-28-2011, 01:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ValanciunasFanboy View Post
It sucks for you.
I don't really see much sense in cutting either Calderon or Bargs. Kleiza at 4.5 mil isn't worth the amnesty, and he's probably worth the money anyway.

It's a little better if you can save it for 2 years, and it seems you can.

But for it to be really great -- make it so you can trade for a player and amnesty him.
I assume they'll prevent that -- or maybe not.
Imagine what Orlando would give for you to take Turkoglu and amnesty?
Picks, Redick, pretty much anything that's not Dwight Howard or Jameer Nelson I guess.
That would be awesome.
They clearly need to lose both Arenas and Turk, and 1 amnesty doesn't cut it.
You need assets.

Although maybe your owners wouldn't want to spend money like that.
I don't see being able to trade amnesty exceptions so to speak. But I do wonder if you can save your amnesty, and then if you make a trade that includes taking a bad contract in return (say you're getting two players) that you can amnesty the bad contract and keep the other player which was the reason for the deal.

Example: Say the Caldeon deal went down for Chandler & Diaw, you'd be allowed to keep Chandler and amnesty Diaw.
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