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Best Amnesty Option Cuts For Each Team

ATLANTA HAWKS
1-Marvin Williams
2-Joe Johnson

BOSTON CELTICS
1-Jermaine Oneal

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS
1-Desagana Diop
2-Corey Maggette

CHICAGO BULLS
1-Carlos Boozer

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
1-Baron Davis

DALLAS MAVERICKS
1-Brendan Haywood

DENVER NUGGETS
1-Al Harrington

DETROIT PISTONS
1-Richard Hamilton
2-Charlie Villanueva
3-Ben Gordon

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
1-David Lee
2-Andris Beidrins

HOUSTON ROCKETS
1-Hasheem Thabeet

INDIANA PACERS
1-James Posey

LA CLIPPERS
1-Mo Williams

LA LAKERS
1-Ron Artest

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
1-OJ Mayo
2-Mike Conley

MIAMI HEAT
1-Mike Miller

MILWAUKEE BUCKS
1-Drew Gooden
2-Beno Udrih

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
1-Nikola Pekovic
2-Martell Webster
3-Brad Miller

NEW JERSEY NETS
1-Travis Outlaw

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS
1-Jarrett Jack

OKLAHOLMA CITY THUNDER
1-Kendrick Perkins

ORLANDO MAGIC
1-Gilbert Arenas
2-Hedo Turkoglu
3-Chris Duhon
4-JJ Redick

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
1-Andres Nocioni
2-Elton Brand

PHOENIX SUNS
1-Josh Childress
2-Hakim Warrick
3-Vince Carter

PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS
1-Brandon Roy

SACRAMENTO KINGS
1-Francisco Garcia
2-John Salmons

SAN ANTONIO SPURS
1-Richard Jefferson

TORONTO RAPTORS
1-Jose Calderon
2-Amir Johnson
3-Andrea Bargnani

UTAH JAZZ
1-Mehmet Okur

WASHINGTON WIZARDS
1-Rashard Lewis
2-Andray Blatche


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as a laker fan, cut luke

as a laker fan, cut luke walton instead of artest. Artest actually contributes.

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Yah definitely Walton over

Yah definitely Walton over Artest my mistake.

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Great list Mr.Bonner. Good

Great list Mr.Bonner. Good luck this season

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I dont need luck Ive got

I dont need luck Ive got athletisism.

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Wow, it's a shame Orlando has

Wow, it's a shame Orlando has so many bad contracts.

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Suns

Carter only has a very small portion of his contract guaranteed not good option

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Atlanta- Zaza

Atlanta- Zaza Pachulia.
Boston- If the owner isn't itching to trim payroll, the answer is nobody. If so, Jermaine O'Neal.
Charlotte- DeSagana Diop.
Chicago- No one.
Cleveland- Baron Davis.
Dallas- No one. Save it a year. Give Haywood another year before making that decision.
Denver- No one, but possibly Al Harrington in a year.
Detroit- Richard Hamilton.
Golden State- No one. Save it a year. See if Mark Jackson can get anyone to play defense before eating Lee or Biedrins money.
Houston- No one.
Indiana- No one.
LA Clippers- No one. They can't hand over the team to Eric Bledsoe, so keep Mo Williams around. At the end of the year, if the money is needed for 2012 free agency amnesty him then.
LA Lakers- Luke Walton.
Memphis- No one.
Miami- No one. Give Miller another year before making that decision.
Milwaukee- No one. Give Gooden another year before making that decision.
Minnesota- No one. Give Pekovic another year before making that decision.
New Jersey- No one. They can't spend on 2012 free agency now, so keep Travis Outlaw around. At the end of the year, if the money is needed for free agency amnesty him then.
New Orleans- No one.
New York- No one.
OKC- No one. It might come in handy next summer if Perkins doesn't play better.
Orlando- Gilbert Arenas.
Philadelphia- Andres Nocioni.
Phoenix- Josh Childress.
Portland- Brandon Roy. If it wasn't for the tax savings, I'd give him another year, but it is a $15 million swing.
Sacramento- No one. They cannot spend on 2012 free agency until they move to Anaheim, so why release John Salmons now?
San Antonio- Richard Jefferson. It goes against my trend, but they will need to do so to get under the tax line.
Toronto- Jose Calderon.
Utah- No one. It is not as if they are signing anybody if they create cap room.
Washington- Rashard Lewis.

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Even though many of those

Even though many of those players may to over paid, they contribute, and without them their team would be worse.

I don't understand why the Griz would cut Conley? He doesn't put up great stats because of their system, but that guy does wonders for that team. And if they cut him, who would start at PG? Vazquez? They would take a huge step back. Marvin makes a few more mil a year then he should but he's a good starter, and if they gave him more touches he would thrive. Boozer and D.Lee are going to be key for their teams if they want to make it to the next level.

There's always going to be players who are overpaid, but the ones who are going to get the amnesty clause will be ones who are overpaid AND contribute nothing. I expect only a hand full of teams to use it this off season.

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oh canada, whats up...your list is off a bit

Lets start at the top...Is there even going to be an amnesty clause in the New CBA???...

ATLANTA HAWKS
1-Marvin Williams...more than Likely can be traded, but then again who plays Sf
2-Joe Johnson...The Hawks # 1 option and only 2 guard when Crawford leaves in Free Agency...

Most Likely to Go ZaZa Pachulia

BOSTON CELTICS
1-Jermaine Oneal is a Mid Level veteran and the C on the Celtics...

Most likely to go Kevin Garnett(likely resigned afterwards)

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS
1-Desagana Diop is an expiring Contract and big Body, a contender may take a trade for Diop, why trade him
2-Corey Maggette may be the one to go but there is Ty Thomas's longterm deal to figure in...

CHICAGO BULLS
1-Carlos Boozer??? Who would the Bulls sign to be the 2nd option, likely to go is Ronnie Brewer, as Aaron Affalo would take his spot on the team if signed...

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
1-Baron Davis??? Again Gilbert has said he doesn't mind paying Davis and build through the draft...likely to Go, Varejoe,Jamison and Session through trades...

DALLAS MAVERICKS
1-Brendan Haywood, good call on this one I admit as his contract his too ugly to trade...

DENVER NUGGETS
1-Al Harrington, again a good call because he's overpaid and there are no other huge deals in Denver

DETROIT PISTONS
1-Richard Hamilton
2-Charlie Villanueva
3-Ben Gordon

If I had to pick I'd say it's Villanueva, as Rip can be traded and Ben still has value as a scorer

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
1-David Lee
2-Andris Beidrins

both of these can be traded IMO, and Lee is a very good piece to add in a trade package for a Star...

HOUSTON ROCKETS
1-Hasheem Thabeet??? IMO they traded for Thabeet because Houston has no C and Yao retired, I think one of their wings/guards would be a better option than Thabeet who is still very young...

INDIANA PACERS
1-James Posey(isn't he a expiring deal, if not he'd be a good veteran piece for a Contender thus giving him some trade value...Likely to Go, Granger via trade...the Pacers have some cap space and wouldn't mind holding on to Posey IMO...

LA CLIPPERS
1-Mo Williams???again this is an expiring contract and with Kaman involved in most Clippers related Trade rumor Mo is likely to stay...Gomes or Foye would before Mo Williams

LA LAKERS
1-Ron Artest???Meta World Peace is still a good defender and Walton is not, Walton takes the cake here,also Blake is strong choice(they drafted or three guards in the 2nd round, one of those guys would be a better/cheaper back up Pg

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
1-OJ Mayo??? Huh
2-Mike Conley??? Double Huh...both of these guys helped make the Grizzlies an over night contender...

MIAMI HEAT
1-Mike Miller??? again who plays Sg/Sf when James needs a break??? Than again they may not have enough options and Mike may be on the way out...

MILWAUKEE BUCKS
1-Drew Gooden
2-Beno Udrih(Udrih is an expiring Deal I believe and Gooden would become overpaid as a Back up Big) Again Jackson may be the guy to go, he's got a huge deal for an aging Sg...

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
1-Nikola Pekovic...Read #2
2-Martell Webster...could be packaged in a deal with others...
3-Brad Miller(Miller is an expire contract and may retire during the season)

NEW JERSEY NETS
1-Travis Outlaw, makes sense as Damion James is a better role player and Outlaw's 7 million plus looks ugly

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS
1-Jarrett Jack??? with Cp3 likely to go they'll need a Pg for at least a season...Okefor has a Huge deal and with No Paul why would they try to compete...

OKLAHOLMA CITY THUNDER
1-Kendrick Perkins???didn't the trade for Perkins vault The Thunder into contender status, now he's the most likely to go??? The financial truth is that The Thunder window for success is very slim when you factor in Westbrook and Harden's looming Free agency...

ORLANDO MAGIC
1-Gilbert Arenas
2-Hedo Turkoglu
3-Chris Duhon
4-JJ Redick

4 players though, the Magic are screwed...Gilbert needs a buyout, and Hedo will likely be the one to go...

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
1-Andres Nocioni(expiring contract)
2-Elton Brand...The Sixers may need Brand's toughness and leadership but not his 17 millionper price tag...Good call

PHOENIX SUNS
1-Josh Childress
2-Hakim Warrick
3-Vince Carter(Carter is an expiring Contract)

Warrick is likely to go...

PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS
1-Brandon Roy...good call...

SACRAMENTO KINGS
1-Francisco Garcia
2-John Salmons(has to go, he's not needed)

SAN ANTONIO SPURS
1-Richard Jefferson(I may agree on this one...traded for Kawhi Leonard doesn't help his cause)

TORONTO RAPTORS
1-Jose Calderon
2-Amir Johnson(Aamir is an Overpaid dunker)
3-Andrea Bargnani

at least Calderon and Bargnani have value as Pg and Scoring Pf/C

UTAH JAZZ
1-Mehmet Okur(an expiring Contract I believe and a mentor for Kanter IMO)

WASHINGTON WIZARDS
1-Rashard Lewis(has to be the guy this rule was created for...)
2-Andray Blatche(still has room to grow as a player although he is overpaided)

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On a small sidenote I would

On a small sidenote I would love it if the Bulls used their amnesty on Boozer. Philly used their amnest on Brand. And then Chicago could use part of the salary room from Boozer to sign Elton Brand. Brand's early years in Chi town were impressive and it would be great to see him back there. He would also be a good fit as a veteran down low who can still score, rebound and is a better defender than Boozer.

I've always been a Brand fan I have to admit and I think it's a shame that his best years were spent with underacheiving teams and he was hit hard by unjuries as well. It would be a nice way to end his career with a contender.

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This question was raised a

This question was raised a month or so ago, and while I agree the first obvious choice would be to amnesty Luke, but I could still see Artest. If the secondary cut goes through where teams cut a player and pay their contract over twice the length of time but don't count against the luxury tax, I'd have to amnesty Ron and use the secondary cut for Luke. Cheaper deal for the team. But as of now, I can't see MWP leaving LAL with Mike brown coming in, a coach who values Ron and has coached him before with Indy in 04(DPOY award year).

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My list wasnt necessarily

My list wasnt necessarily based off of my own assessment but rather consensus assessment on who it should be used on. Also it states BEST cuts as to why I put at least one player for each team. These would be the best players for the amnesty option to be used on not necessarily every one of the players need it.

No I dont think using it on all these players would be wise, these are just mostly underacheiving players with bad contracts. With this new option GM's can now have an extra card to play and expell of these contracts. These are players to keep in eye on, potential amnesty targets.

To refine my post...

ATLANTA HAWKS
1-Marvin Williams
2-Joe Johnson

Marvin Williams has not lived up to his potential yet is a solid contributor for this team. although he is inconsistant he does have plenty of upside and I believe there is trade value so to simply cut him would be a waste. yet many people also believe his contract is a waste.

Joe Johnson maybe overpaid, he may have a tendancy to dissappear in big games, but lets face it he is one of the best SG's the game has and vastly underrated. His game is complete and without JJ Atlanta is not making the playoffs, and not making money.

Atlanta does not need to cut anyone but these are the best two options.

BOSTON CELTICS
1-Jermaine Oneal

Jermaine Oneal is not worth the type of money he will be recieving at all. The Celtics could easily find a role player to play for them and fill his role for much cheaper. He is also always injured. I would cut him immediatly and try my hardest to get a Marc Gasol, Deandre Jordan, Nene, Tyson Chandler, or even a guy like Joel Pryzbilla for cheaper.

Boston should cut J.O. and look in the market for a better, and/or cheaper Center.

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS
1-Desagana Diop
2-Corey Maggette

Desegana Diop is a non factor in Charlotte. He is a bigman who averaged 33%, is a turnover machine, and a foul frenzy. No reason why he should be on any NBA roster, and besides Charlotte now has Biyambo to replace his role...

Maggette is known to not have the best work ethic, or leadership an NBA team would need. He is a talented player, and argueably charlottes best player. Although with Charlotte rebuilding Maggette being cut is a possible option charlotte could explore to give the young guys Cunningham, Henderson, and White some time to prove what they are worth. Also Maggette takes some horrible shots.

Diop should definitely be dropped by Charlotte without any doubt. Dropping Maggette most likely would not happen, unless he became a big problem in Charlotte.

CHICAGO BULLS
1-Carlos Boozer

Boozer would never get dropped. It has just been talked about so I put him up there. His defence is HORRIBLE although sometimes people forget the offence he provides, and that he is one of the leagues most consistant rebounders in the modern era.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
1-Baron Davis

With Kyrie Irving coming into the league I do believe the bes thing for Cleveland to do is exactly what Washngton did...Clear a path for their 1st Overall Draft Pick PG by any means necassary.

Dont think twice cut Baron and have all focus on Kyries development.

DALLAS MAVERICKS
1-Brendan Haywood

Tyson Chandler will most likely resign with Dallas, although Im not to sure I would let go of Haywood if I were them. Haywood can be a starting C in this league playing 25-28 mpg on the rght team, and with the right conditioning. With the Wizards he was averaging (I think) 10-ppg and 10-rpg. He is definitely overpaid although I would keep him as a backup Center and insurance for Tyson if I was the Mavs.

DENVER NUGGETS
1-Al Harrington

Al takes horrible shots. Terrible teammate on the court, not too sure about off the court. Id drop him ASAP and build around Galinari and Lawson.

DETROIT PISTONS
1-Richard Hamilton
2-Charlie Villanueva
3-Ben Gordon

Richard Hamilton has had alot of problems with the Pistons staff and management lately. He maybe a good player, but lets face it 10-mil a year is a horrible contract. Nobody wants to trade for that contract, and Detroit doesnt want just another bad contract in return for Hamilton. I would obvously attempt to trade him first, although it is easier said then done.

Charlie Villanueva would be the player I would naturally cut if there wasnt such a problem with Hamilton in Detroit, and such a logjam at SG in Detroit. I really think hs antics should have him blacklisted from the NBA, although he has skills and skills still appeal.

Ben Gordon should not really be on this list at all imo. I think he can be a great player for Detroit if given consistant minutes night in and night out...If given the team. Detroit has to make a commitment to get rid of their old sqaud altogether and let Gordon do what he was paid to do.

Detroit should look to trade Hamilton, and Villanueva without accepting bad contracts in return although if not traded the amnesty option should be used on Hamilton first due to the issues, and then Villanueva.

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
1-David Lee
2-Andris Beidrins

I wouldnt use the option on either of them although GSW has alot of money locked up in that contract with Lee. Many owners and GMs have nothing but good things to say about Lee, his trade value is definitely apparent. Teams would be willing to deal with his contract, thats because he will play hard until it ends.

With coach Jackson in GS I actaully think Beidrins may get that spark he once had back, and start busting some necks in the NBA again. While motivated he is actaully a very good player.

Golden State shouldnt pull the trigger on either of these players.

HOUSTON ROCKETS
1-Hasheem Thabeet

The project is over...and his contract is almost as huge as his wingspan.

INDIANA PACERS
1-James Posey

Not really any need to cut him at all.

LA CLIPPERS
1-Mo Williams

Two things that LA needs to get Playoff good a pass first PG and a starting SF. If they can get Barnes/Miller in the draft with Minnesota's pick, and Marshall/Kabongo/Teague with their pick the team could be very scary

LA LAKERS
1-Ron Artest

Luke Walton is the obvious choice just completely forgot to type it in. Artest should nopt be cut by any means I just missed Walton.

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
1-OJ Mayo
2-Mike Conley

OJ Mayo's issues in Memphis are very apparent. I believe he has trade value and can still be a very good NBA player. Although if Memphis cannot find a partner to trade Mayo to then the option will likely be used on him.

Conley's name has been used along with "OVERPAID" many times before. I actually think he is paid what he is worth, and believe that he will contiue to get better.

MIAMI HEAT
1-Mike Miller

Use it.

MILWAUKEE BUCKS
1-Drew Gooden
2-Beno Udrih

Drew Gooden was overpaid from the beggining. Larry Sanders is a great shotblocker, has a fun skillset, and could use some playing time. Although at the same time I do believe Milwaukee is due for another Playoff appearance this year if Bogut stays healthy, especially with Stephen Jackson in town. Captain Jack arriving in Milwaukee to me makes them easily contenders for thhe 7th, or 8th seeds which makes a role player like Gooden much less expendable.

Udrih is a solid backup PG who is well overpaid, although depth is a very good thing in the NBA.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
1-Nikola Pekovic
2-Martell Webster
3-Brad Miller

No way would I keep Pekovic when I have Love, Beasley, and Williams looking for that PF time.

Martell Webster is way too injury prone, and not nearly enough of a contributor to make the most money on the team.

Brad Miller is a very good veteran who can still play ball, and a solid leader for a young team with very little experience. Although he is old as father time, slow as molasses, and gets paid as much as a 1st overall draft pick

NEW JERSEY NETS
1-Travis Outlaw

Travis Outlaw is one of those glue utility guys in New Jersey, although if NJ wants any chance of signing a second superstar they have to clear space now. Outlaw is a bit overpaid, but has a NBA Playoffs type game. All around good (but not great) player.

I would use the option on him in hopes of signing Deron Wlliams a star teammate.

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS
1-Jarrett Jack

Jarrett Jack is worth what he is paid although he is all I could find on New Orleans.

OKLAHOLMA CITY THUNDER
1-Kendrick Perkins

Obviously OKC has no choice but to keep playing Perkins. Since he has been back he hasnt looked the same. Hopefully he shakes off that rut and gets it going this year, back to the intimidating Perkins as appose to the Perkins who gets owned constantly.

ORLANDO MAGIC
1-Gilbert Arenas
2-Hedo Turkoglu
3-Chris Duhon
4-JJ Redick

I could write a book on this one...Holy &$#%#&@!.

Long story short...drop Arenas.

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
1-Andres Nocioni
2-Elton Brand

Andres is expiring my mistake...

Brand is another one of those players who gets mentioned in the "OVERPAID" group. Although brand is one of the most underrated players in the league right now. Anyone who kept a close track on Brand last year knows he was spectacular for Philly. He may not deserve 18-mil but you cant just cut him to "save" money. Collins would never allow Philly to cut their best player...better than Iggy.

PHOENIX SUNS
1-Josh Childress
2-Hakim Warrick
3-Vince Carter

Childress is just a waste of talent on Phoenix, and they have made a commitment to have Dudley play the same type of role Childress would play. Energetic, versatile, defensive forward, that knocks down three's.

PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS
1-Brandon Roy

Roy just looks ready to fall apart...sorry to say but its true. He is a mere image of himself and it is a very sad thing to watch him pop into the NBA and have one of the best SG games in his era, and then just fall off like that. If Roy continues to play basketball he is going to play himself straight into a wheelchair. Do the right thing for the organization and the player, cut him and move on.

SACRAMENTO KINGS
1-Francisco Garcia
2-John Salmons

Francisco Garcia has to be my least favourite player ever. Overpaid, lack of talent, horrible attitude, and horrible rolemodel for the younger Sacramento players.

Not sure why I put Salmons up there.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS
1-Richard Jefferson

The Spurs probally wont cut him, although they definitely should. Especially with kawhi Leonard as their insurance for RJ. They resigned him and overpaid a second time. SMH.

TORONTO RAPTORS
1-Jose Calderon
2-Amir Johnson
3-Andrea Bargnani

Calderon plays horrible defence, constantly has nagging injuries, and those injuries make him very inconsistant. Jerryd Bayless deserves a chance to run the show and should definitely get it.

Although Amir is a very active energy player he is overpaid. People who say he is just a dunker really have no clue what he does...His touch has drastically improved, and he is working on his midrange jumper. Although 6-mil a year for a guy who ultimately blocks shots and plays defense is a bit much...especially with Ed Davis coming up.

Andrea Bargnani is extremely talented, but has major major flaws to be making 10-mil a year. He has no charisma. He has no aggressive nature. No mean streak. Horrible leadership. Horrible ball Iq. Horrible defense. Horrible effort. All of these things are harsh but true, and it just goes to show how talented he really is if he can average 21.4-ppg. Hopefully under a defensive coach we see improvements.

UTAH JAZZ
1-Mehmet Okur

WASHINGTON WIZARDS
1-Rashard Lewis
2-Andray Blatche

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The amnesty rule may allow

The amnesty rule may allow team to use it anytime within the new CBA period on any existing contract (no correcting future mistake), so I think a lot of team may wait and re-evaluate the team before making cuts, unless it's an obvious upgrade move.

Since OhCanada already has a reasonable list, I will just comment...

ATLANTA HAWKS
1-Marvin Williams
2-Joe Johnson

No chance they would cut Jumbo Joe although they shouldn't have given him that horrible contract in the first place, he's the "leader" of the team. I think Hawks would wait to make sure they can't trade Williams away nor can't really see value in him before cutting him loose. (60% to cut Williams)

BOSTON CELTICS
1-Jermaine Oneal

Although cutting JO is a logical move, but Ainge already said he's not intending to cut JO. Also, if JO can stay healthy, he's a solid big man for 25 minutes a game. The Celtics may still cut him as the new CBA may restrict their FA moves and cutting JO may just give them flexibility. (40% to cut JO)

CHARLOTTE BOBCATS
1-Desagana Diop
2-Corey Maggette

Diop is a no brainer. Maggette is expiring. (100% to cut Diop)

CHICAGO BULLS
1-Carlos Boozer

No chance they would admit the mistake in signing Boozer. They may use it on Boozer LATER? (0% to cut Boozer now, maybe next year or beyond)

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS
1-Baron Davis

Cutting Davis is a no brainer to give Irving a starting job. Ramon Session is a good enough backup and may even start before Irving if Irving is not ready. (100% to cut Davis)

DALLAS MAVERICKS
1-Brendan Haywood

They don't know whether they can keep Chandler yet, so Haywood would be keep as a backup plan until they can make sure Ty Chandler would stay and Mark Cuban can't just keep paying the money. (50% to cut Haywood)

DENVER NUGGETS
1-Al Harrington

They got a very small salary even if they sign Nene to 10 mil a year. Although Harrington's contract is bad, they would need him around to meet the NBA salary cap basement. (90% to not cut anyone)

DETROIT PISTONS
1-Richard Hamilton
2-Charlie Villanueva
3-Ben Gordon

This is a tough call. Ben Gordon got the most horrible contract but he maybe able to play up to 70% of his contract value. CV got a bad contract and not playing hard, but the Pistons don't have too many good big man anyway.

Rip Ham is the logical cut as he got a horrible contract, unhappy about the situation, and a serious log jam in the backcourt. The worst part is that every single player in the Pistons backcourt are scorers, none of them can distribute. (60% to cut Rip, 30% to cut CV, 10% to cut BG)

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS
1-David Lee
2-Andris Beidrins

No chance they would cut David Lee. Biedrins is a possible cut, but the owner is rich. The only other player they may cut is Charlie Bell who got an expiring. I think the GSW will stay put and give it some time before they decide to cut Biedrins if he doesn't improve under Mark Jackson. (50% to cut Biedrin but would wait)

HOUSTON ROCKETS
1-Hasheem Thabeet

The Rockets has around 10 mil of cap space and they may need to cut Thabeet (~6mil) in order to max out the money to sign FA. (70% to cut Thabeet if they can secure a good C like Nene / Gasol)

INDIANA PACERS
1-James Posey

Posey is expiring and the Pacers is seriously under the minimum, may need to keep Posey just to reach the salary floor.

LA CLIPPERS
1-Mo Williams

Very low chance to cut Mo William this year unless the cap they free up can help them sign a very good player. Knowing it's Sterling, I don't think he would pay anyone not to play (20% to cut Mo)

LA LAKERS
1-Ron Artest

If Luke Walton retires, Metta World Peace may be cut. If Walton doesn't retire, pretty sure the Lakers would cut Walton first as he's completely useless. (50% to cut Metta World Peace if Walton retires)

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES
1-OJ Mayo
2-Mike Conley

Doubt they would cut anyone. (70% to not cut anyone)

MIAMI HEAT
1-Mike Miller

Depending on LBJ, he's the one who got Miller a deal. (70% to cut miller)

MILWAUKEE BUCKS
1-Drew Gooden
2-Beno Udrih

Gooden is solid when he's healthy. Udrih is solid and only has another year. Probably wait and see.

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES
1-Nikola Pekovic
2-Martell Webster
3-Brad Miller

Pekovic is young and a good backup. If Webster is healthy, he's a solid SG/SF with only 2 years left. Brad Miller is the mostly likely to be cut, but Rick Adelman loves him. The Wolves is also seriously under the cap. (90% to not cut anyone)

NEW JERSEY NETS
1-Travis Outlaw

It depends on training camp, if Outlaw shows up much better, then the Nets may cut Petro instead. Petro is horrible even at 3 mil a year. (50% to cut Outlaw, 30% to cut Petro)

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS
1-Jarrett Jack

The Hornets only has 6 players including Belinelli. (100% no cut)

OKLAHOLMA CITY THUNDER
1-Kendrick Perkins

No chance they would cut Perkins and Perkins is in great shape and showed up much better in a recent charity game. The worst contract is Nate Robinson expiring contract. If they can get someone good with Robinson cut, they may do it. (30% to cut Robinson)

ORLANDO MAGIC
1-Gilbert Arenas
2-Hedo Turkoglu
3-Chris Duhon
4-JJ Redick

Arenas is almost an auto cut. If there's no Arenas, Turkoglu is another autocut. (90% to cut Arenas, 10% to cut Turkoglu)

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS
1-Andres Nocioni
2-Elton Brand

Doug Collins loves Brand. Nocioni is near useless with 2 years left. (70% to cut Nocioni)

PHOENIX SUNS
1-Josh Childress
2-Hakim Warrick
3-Vince Carter

Vince Carter's deal is only worth 4mil on a waiver. No chance to waste the amnesty on him.

Childress was horrible last year, but he may bounce back. Warrick was not too good either, but his contract is smaller and he got a few good games. Without Carter's contract, the Suns would be a lot under the cap. Given it's Sarver, I doubt he would just cut them outright without re-evaluating them at training camp. (40% to cut Childress, 20% to cut Warrick, 40% to wait)

PORTLAND TRAILBLAZERS
1-Brandon Roy

If Roy doesn't retire, he's the logical cut. (100% to cut Roy if he insists not to retire)

SACRAMENTO KINGS
1-Francisco Garcia
2-John Salmons

They just traded for John Salmon on draft night 2011. It's ridiculous to put him on this list. The coach forced the deal to land John Salmon (much worse contract than Udrih). Garcia is a logical choice, but the Kings is almost 30 mil under the cap!!! (95% to no cut)

SAN ANTONIO SPURS
1-Richard Jefferson

The Spurs will wait as they are the one who tried to push for the longer amnesty decision period. They would definitely evaluate RJ before finally cutting him as it would be a painful cut for a horrible mistake. (70% to cut RJ)

TORONTO RAPTORS
1-Jose Calderon
2-Amir Johnson
3-Andrea Bargnani

Amir is a fan favorite and although he's overpaid, he's only 24 and is a great backup. Bargnani is the "franchise" in BC's eyes, no chance he would cut him for nothing. Calderon has only 2 years and is a solid veteran PG. Kleiza's contract isn't too bad and he could be the Lithy mentor for Big V next year. With the Raptors rebuilding and don't need to squeeze in cap space to sign big name FA this year, they would likely do nothing. (70% not to cut, 30% to cut Calderon)

UTAH JAZZ
1-Mehmet Okur

Okur is an expiring contract. Unless the Jazz really runs out of money, I don't see they cut a useless veteran big man with an expiring contract. (80% no cut)

WASHINGTON WIZARDS
1-Rashard Lewis
2-Andray Blatche

The rule is made to cut Lewis. Blatche is solid player and a bargain at his price tag if his head is right. (100% to cut Lewis)

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if I were in bulls management

if I were in bulls management I would keep my amnesty clause and use it on boozer in 2 years to give gibson some playing time and an opportunity to make mirotic come. (see him play with real madrid he's so much skilled...)

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You can't cut OJ Mayo, he is

You can't cut OJ Mayo, he is still on his rookie deal, why would he do this? Conley has been inproving every year, Memphis staff saw that and gave him a deal he will grow into. They shouldn't cut anyone.

It's an option, you don't have to use it, and I believe many teams won't.

Can teams sell this option? I haven't heard anything about this. A team could trade someone to the kings for a cheap player and have them waive him.

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No teams can't sell that

No teams can't sell that option but they can keep it and use it whenever they need during the next cba, but only on palyers with current contracts (deals contracted before this summer).... but your point is real some teams with cap space could use that to take bad contracts players (with draft picks...) and then waive them with the amnesty clause.

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I do not know why people keep

I do not know why people keep thinking the Hawks are going to amnesty Johnson. He just signed a 100million contract so you think they should pay him 100 to go away? We all know they arent going to win a championship so might as well let him play for you

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MIA-BOSH....did you all

MIA-BOSH....did you all forget the softness he brings to the hardwood imagine them getting howard or some servicable players like kevin love,mayo some nice starters and bench players.

CHI-BOOZER as stated resign him for less which I doubt would happen he is money hungry but brand is out the door in philly so...

PHI-BRAND doesnt fit in

ATL-doesnt need to do anybody but zaza they have trade value in their players

PHX...Carter they have value in nash and grant.

WAS-lewis

everybody else has litte worries that can be fixed

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If bosh wants to re do a

If bosh wants to re do a contract with the heat for less torwards cap then fine.....money isnt the real problem for the heat they make alooooooooooooot its cap room.

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