would they be able to Amnesty Kobe(resign him with the mid Level exeption) and sign Howard to a Max contract...this seems like a Scary possibilty(one I would hate to see happen) but not out the realm of reality...all I know is that Dnyce would return to rub our faces in It...that's a scarier thought...Imagine a team with Kobe,Howard,Pau,LO and Bynum...WTF....
^Whoa there, that is scary. So Kobe gets his usual contract money, plus he gets the midlevel? And then LA clears cap? (Although I'm still not sure whether they would be enough under the cap to sign Dwight, or Dwill or CP3.) But if someone tells this to Kobe, Kobe might be on board with this, then again, they'll probably just use it on Ron Artest, um, I mean Metta World Peace.
clearing Kobe's MAX contract and trading Bynum would clear over 30 million in cap space if Im correct...A team could use their Amnsety to clear space for Bynum(lets use the Sixers as an example, they cut Brand and trade the Lakers a pick or two for Bynum) The Lakers reload with a Healthy Kobe(at the Mid Level) and newly signed Dwight Howard(for the Max), not to mention they keep Gasol,Odom and Artest...The pick they get from the Sixers would be conditional(depending on the number of games played by Bynum) and could help down the road...I for one would hate to see it but my Genius Level IQ couldn't help imagine up the scenario...I heard The Sixers are willing to Cut Brand if they can get a Center back either through Trade or Free Agency(Bynum makes sense to me)...
amnesty would mean the player would be gone and contract gets ripped up
So in a way...DNYCE could have been right....
Hmm, so just to confirm, Kobe gets the rest of his current contract, (the one that has him slated to make 30 mil in a couple years) and the new MLE contract?
But there are probably going to be rules in place to prevent a guy like Kobe to just pick apart the league and find loopholes in everything.
There is hopefully something in place to prevent this. Like a small rule that states if you use the amnesty clause on a player you can't resign them for at least a year.
plus the MLE...and yeah if Dnyce turns out to be right we can safely say the END IS NEAR...And I believe a team can only use the Amnesty rule ONCE...so Kobe could get still paid like a Superstar and create Cap space to help the Lakers compete for a few more Rings...I'm sure I'm going to lose a lot of points for even thinking this could happen
I believe the rule will be like it is with traded players being waived with their new team, then not being able to sign with the team that traded them for 30 days, sort of what happened with Illugauskas in the Jamison trade, except I don't think Kobe would sit out a month for Dwight.
Why wouldn't they just trade Bynum and pieces for Howard? If the Magic are going to lose Howard then they would definitely take Bynum than having nothing at all
amnesty means that the team could cut someone meaning their contract would be void. I doubt this would happen in kobes case
Now that I think about it, a ton of teams are going to amnesty their best player, than sign the right back, so there is going to have to be a rule in place to prevent that, cause I can see a team like Miami amnestying a guy like Bosh, then signing him right back for the for the minimum, and now that I think of it, that would clear them enough money to sign a guy like Nene.
There would surely have to be some sort of clause to stop teams giving up a player via the amnesty and then resigning them for a minimal deal in order to bring in additional free agents or other waived players. Lets say Atlanta decided that Joe Johnson's contract was too big, Joe might look elsewhere maybe to a bigger market and thus a team there waives one of their big names and resigns him and Joe for a low level deal knowing that Atlanta are subsidising Joe's deal and the other team still pays their own player's money.
Miami could maybe waive on of the big 3 for a month to make a run at extra FA's with created cap space being minus Bosh for a month to bring in extra players for a couple of years would be a risk worth taking.Likewise NY Knicks could perhaps spare a month minus Billups to make a run at Tyson Chandler for example?
I'm sure there would be a clause there otherwise the big teams get stronger.
You can't resign a player you amnesty cut until the length of their amnestied contract is over. And Jerry Buss is not going to amnesty Kobe, not even for Dwight. Dwight is a good player, but Kobe is still the man and brings in more money than Dwight. Kobe is a global icon and as per Buss, he should be making over 70 million a year contracts. So no, they won't amnesty Kobe, he, like Magic and west, will be a Laker for life.
SI.com has a summary of the new CBA up on its website
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/sam_amick/11/26/tentative.... It says that Any player waived via Amnesty will be placed on waivers, where teams with cap space will be able to bid on them. No team will cut a player that they think has actual value, unless they are trying to get into the CP3 Dwill Dwight sweepstakes, or desperately need to get below the luxury tax. If the lakers cut kobe under these rules he would end up at the pacers or on whichever team has the most cap space this summer
Wow. Dude, why? You dislike teams stacking the decks so much, but you come up with this scenario? Do you think the NBA would let that happen? The Heat had to have everyone gone (outside of Mario Chalmers) before getting their guys, but they still had to sacrifice to get something. Cutting Kobe and than being able to sign him again would be insane. INSANE. Not to mention, they still would not be under the cap. Not to mention, Dwight Howard is not a Free Agent yet. Not to mention, DNYCE would still want to trade Andrew Bynum for John Wall. Still, please take your DNYCE vaccine immediately.
Hmm. It's makes too much sense for Kobe to be down with it. And I'm sure there is something in the new CBA to prevent it
You can't resign a player you waive until their contract is up. Therefore: this scenario isn't possible, so everyone stop freaking out.
I guess I have to time away from my family over this Holiday season to Read EVERY &$#%#&@! WORD OF THE NEW CBA...I'll them that Daddy can't play, I have to read this ten page contract, other wise I'll lose draftnet points for throwing out a scenario I thought could occur with some stupid The Amnesty Clause...thanks for Letting me know how much of loser I AM...
LOL. You certainly have time to write about INSANE SCENARIOS OF YOUR WORST FEARS AND DISLIKES OF THE NBA! I guess that part of you never takes a vacation :)
I think if you would have worded this as "Could the Lakers Amnesty Kobe to sign Dwight and then resign Kobe to mid level," it would have been better received. lol.