Dave @ Blazersedge has a good breakdown of some Amnesty questions. He's a reliable source for NBA CBA and contract coverage.
His ending remarks left wondering what would happen if the Magic made a swap ... after the amnesty was used of course.
Here is what he said
Even the decision whether to cut Brandon is going to cause more soul-searching than most teams will have to do. Pre-injury Roy was The Man on this team. Few teams are going to be losing their former #1 guy--a young guy and maybe a potential star again--through this provision. We're talking Baron Davis or Antawn Jamison, Gilbert Arenas, and Rashard Lewis here...no-brainers
Obviously he was talking about using the Amnesty clause on Brandon Roy and only in a situation where the clause included Luxury and salary cap relief.
His explanantion of the former team still owing the cut player their contract value, would create as he stated situation where cut players would probably head to a playoff contending team for a minimum contract.
That's when I thought, man, if the Magic picked up Brandon Roy after dumping Gilbert Arenas, would I be happy, blah, or upset? I settled on somewhere between blah and happy, with a closer edge to blah. But this brings up my main question, what would you do?
Dave makes the Amnesty clause seem like all but a done deal, the only questions will be how it will be implemented, with a huge lean to the salary cap and luxury relief. Because teams don't want a stagnant NBA with little movement possibilites over the next 2 to 4 years. Owners don't want that, players definitely don't want that.
Who would you replace Arenas or for that matter Turk (the Magic's second worse contract) with? Would replacing either of them with bad knees Brandon Roy be better than keeping them? Do you believe that Barndon Roy is currently better than GA or HT?
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