Originally Posted by MikeToronto
It actually makes perfect sense. If BC is going after a max free agent (say, Deron
) and if, as expected, the draft will yield another power forward, Amir and Bargnani
become natural targets for amnesty both by the length of the contract and by position. Of the two, Bargs
is the one who possesses more of a unique set of skills, even if he has not been that consistent to far in putting them on display. Hence - Amir. Nothing to do with him as a player or with his contract, as a matter of fact - circumstance.
You're not going after a max player by amnestying Amir's 5.5Mil. We'd have to dump more salary. Amnestying Amir gives us what 16-17Mil in capspace? Not bad especially if we draft a big anyway.
Edit: Ha, didn't read the rest of the posts. Lol