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Oklahoma City Thunder: Taking a look at the NBA's amnesty provision

What is the NBA's amnesty provision and how does it work?
by Darnell Mayberry Published: May 4, 2013

Who pays an amnestied player: The team that waived the player under the amnesty provision must continue to pay the player's salary unless a team assumed the full contract of the waived player. If another team is awarded the player via a partial waiver bid, the new team will pay that amount of the original contract while the waving team pays the rest.

What else: The waving team is not permitted to re-sign or re-acquire the waived player prior to the end of the term of the player's terminated contract.

Which teams have used the provision: Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Golden State, Houston, Indiana, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota, New York, Brooklyn, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland and Washington.


by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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