What happened to the amnesty clause?

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What happened to the amnesty clause? 

Post#1 » by tonyreyes123 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 pm

With all this talk of Paul/Westbrook having untradable contracts I was wondering what happened to the amnesty clause?

I remember a few summers ago teams each having one and getting rid of a terrible contract and letting the player walk, I think it’d be perfect for today’s nba
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Re: What happened to the amnesty clause? 

Post#2 » by JunkYardDog6ix » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:00 pm

It was a one time thing for players already under contract
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Re: What happened to the amnesty clause? 

Post#3 » by worldjbfree » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:01 pm

I believe it was a one-time use situation for each team. Maybe owners can ask for another one-time amnesty after the next CBA.
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Re: What happened to the amnesty clause? 

Post#4 » by OptionZero » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:03 pm

not only is it long gone, it only applied to players under contract with a team at the time of that new cba

all these folks that got traded weren't eligible anyways
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Post#5 » by ZemGOAT » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:07 pm

There should be another one for the future
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Re: What happened to the amnesty clause? 

Post#6 » by Darth Celtic » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:53 pm

yeah, you had to be on that contract on that team when the new CBA was signed. We do have stretch provisions now, but you don't stretch a guy with 3 years 124m left on his contract, that means it would be stretched and you would pay 5 years 124m for a guy not on team (or is it 6, i thought it was 2 years after the contract ended.)
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Re: What happened to the amnesty clause? 

Post#7 » by Forte IV » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:55 pm

Amnesty clauses are usually one time things that happen in a new CBA negotiation.
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Re: What happened to the amnesty clause? 

Post#8 » by Not Suave Rico » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:59 pm

The players still had to be paid. The amnesty only meant they didn't count against the cap anymore. I don't think CP3 would be amnestied just like he likely isn't going to be bought out.
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Re: What happened to the amnesty clause? 

Post#9 » by PharmD » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:04 pm

It last applied to players already under contract in 2011.

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