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2012-13 Amnesty Tracker

Posted Jul 13 2012 5:47AM - Updated Mar 27 2013 3:00PM

For the first five years of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, each team will be permitted to waive one of its player contracts that was in effect prior to the 2011-12 season and have 100 percent of the player's salary removed from the team's salary for salary cap and tax purposes.

The team must still pay the waived player and each team may use this provision only once over the life of the agreement.

Here are the players who were waived before the 2011-12 season, and these are the ones waived before the 2012-13 season:

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Current Players Waived Via Amnesty Provision:

Amnesty player: Elton Brand

A two-time All-Star, Elton Brand was entering the final season of an $80 million deal. As a result of waiving Brand via the clause, the Sixers will get about $18 million in cap relief. Brand signed with the Sixers in 2008. In four seasons with Philly, he appeared in 246 games, averaging 13.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.3 blocks while shooting 49 percent from the field.  
News story | Official release
2011-12 record: 35-31

Amnesty player: Brendan Haywood

Haywood, acquired in a 2010 deal that included Caron Butler, was re-signed by Dallas in the summer of 2010 to a six-year, $55 million deal. He is set to make $8.3 million next season and is due $27 million over the final three guaranteed years in his deal. He played 154 regular-season games with Dallas, starting 81 of those, and was part of its 2011 title team. 
News story
2011-12 record: 36-30

Amnesty player: Darko Milicic

The Wolves re-signed Milicic to a four-year deal worth $16 million in 2010, but decided to part ways with the former No. 2 pick of the 2003 draft. He is owed about $7 million more. His productivity was far less than what president David Kahn predicted after signing the big Serbian, infamously calling his acquisition for the Wolves "like manna from heaven."  
News story | Official release
2011-12 record: 26-40

Amnesty player: Luis Scola

The tough decision to use the amnesty clause on 6-foot-9 Scola clears $21 million in salary space for the Rockets, who continue to make as much room as possible in pursuit of Dwight Howard. Scola was acquired by the Rockets in 2007 and averaged 14.5 points and 7.7 rebounds in his time with the team.  
News story | Official release
2011-12 record: 34-32

Amnesty player: Josh Childress

Phoenix made room for the 32-year-old Luis Scola by using the amnesty option to cut forward Josh Childress, who was acquired by the Suns in a sign-and-trade deal with Atlanta two years ago. He played in 34 games last season, averaging 2.9 points.  
News story | Official release
2011-12 record: 33-33

Amnesty player: Andray Blatche

The move to amnesty the 25-year-old Blatche enables the Wizards to remove the $23 million remaining on Blatche's contract from their salary cap. Blatche averaged 9.9 points and 5.4 rebounds over seven seasons with the Wizards.  
News story | Official release
2011-12 record: 20-46

Amnesty player: Ryan Gomes

Gomes averaged 2.3 points and 13.3 minutes in 32 games last season -- his second with the Clippers -- in a diminished role with the team.  
News story | Official release
2011-12 record: 40-26

Amnesty player: Chris Andersen

Andersen averaged 5.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.44 blocked shots in 32 games with the Nuggets last season. The move allows Denver to add over $9 million in salary cap space over the next two seasons.  
Official release
2011-12 record: 38-28

In addition, here is a team-by-team breakdown of players waived via the amnesty provision since its inception before the 2011-12 season:

Team Player waived (Year) Waived player's next team
Atlanta Hawks -- --
Boston Celtics -- --
Brooklyn Nets Travis Outlaw (2011) Kings (2011-12)
Charlotte Bobcats -- --
Chicago Bulls -- --
Cleveland Cavaliers Baron Davis (2011) Knicks (2011-12)
Dallas Mavericks Brendan Haywood (2012) Bobcats (2012-13)
Denver Nuggets Chris Andersen (2012) Heat (2012-13)
Detroit Pistons -- --
Golden State Warriors Charlie Bell (2011) --
Houston Rockets Luis Scola (2012) Suns (2012-13)
Indiana Pacers James Posey (2011) --
L.A. Clippers Ryan Gomes (2012) --
L.A. Lakers -- --
Memphis Grizzlies -- --
Miami Heat -- --
Milwaukee Bucks -- --
Minnesota Timberwolves Darko Milicic (2012) --
New Orleans Hornets -- --
New York Knicks Chauncey Billups (2011) Clippers (2011-12)
Oklahoma City Thunder -- --
Orlando Magic Gilbert Arenas (2011) Grizzlies (2011-12)
Philadelphia 76ers Elton Brand (2012) Mavericks (2012-13)
Phoenix Suns Josh Childress (2012) --
Portland Trail Blazers Brandon Roy (2011) Wolves (2012-13)
Sacramento Kings -- --
San Antonio Spurs -- --
Utah Jazz -- --
Washington Wizards Andray Blatche (2012) Nets (2012-13)
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