On a Rocket Ride to Amnesty

August, 15, 2005
8/15/05
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With today's midnight deadline for teams to use the tax amnesty provision, the Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen speculates about who might get the axe in Houston.
Clarence Weatherspoon Unable to crack the rotation when Juwan Howard was healthy; due $6,353,200.
Vin Baker Unlikely to get playing time if he returns; owed $3.85 million in the last season of contract.
Juwan Howard Valuable but coming off heart and knee conditions; due $26,551,800 over the next four seasons.
Charlie Ward Might not come back from knee injury.
Moochie Norris Rarely played after February trade.

With Stromile Swift in the fold, Juwan Howard sure would provide some fiscal relief. But then again, the other guys are all less important.

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