Feb 10, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Ryan Gomes (15) wipes his mouth during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Clippers defeated the Sixers 78-77. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Remember, Clippers Unable to Use Amnesty Clause


As most of you already know The Los Angeles Clippers are unable to use the NBA Amnesty Clause in this years off-season or the next two off-season due to using it on Ryan Gomes before last season. The Clippers thought they had a made a great decision on amnestying Gomes to be able to sign Grant Hill to the “Bi-Annual Expecption”. Ryan Gomes didn’t suit up for a NBA team this season. Grant Hill played in 29 games averaging a measly 3 points per game.

“NBA Amnesty Clause”: Each team is allowed to waive a player without having their salary count toward the salary cap or luxury tax. One player can be waived prior to the start of any season from 2011–12 through 2015–16. It can be exercised during the seven days that follow the July moratorium. Each team is restricted to one “amnestied” player during that time. Only players signed prior to 2011–12 are eligible. Teams can claim an amnestied player at a reduced rate, with the waiving team responsible for paying the balance of the contract. The team with the highest bid acquires the player. If unclaimed, the player becomes a free agent.Teams over the salary cap can only acquire an amnestied player if he becomes a free agent, and the offer would be limited to the veteran’s minimum contract.

Teams that can’t use the “NBA Amnesty Clause”

Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Washington Wizards…

Teams that can use the “NBA Amnesty Clause” until the 2015/2016 season *Players Eligible for Amnesty*

Atlanta Hawks: Al Horford
Boston Celtics: Paul Pierce, Rajon Rondo, Avery Bradley
Charlotte Bobcats: Tyrus Thomas
Chicago Bulls: Carlos Boozer, Luol Deng, Joakim Noah
Detroit Pistons: Charlie Villanueva, Greg Monroe
Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Metta World Peace, Steve Blake
Memphis Grizzlies: Zach Randolph (2014), Mike Conley
Miam Heat: Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Mike Miller, Udonis Haslem, Joel Anthony
Milwaukee Bucks: Drew Gooden, Larry Sanders
Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Durant, Kendrick Perkins, Thabo Sefolosha, Nick Collison
Sacramento Kings: John Salmons, DeMarcus Cousins
San Antonio Spurs: Tony Parker and Matt Bonner
Toronto Raptors: Andrea Bargnani, Amir Johnson, Linas Kleiza
Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward

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