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Updated: Most likely amnesty cuts

If a team chooses to free one player from its salary-cap number, here's who it could be

Originally Published: December 1, 2011
By Marc Stein and Chad Ford | ESPN.com

It's a lot less of a mystery now.

Pretty much everyone in the NBA has a decent handle on how the return of the so-called "amnesty" clause, conceived in 2005, is designed to operate in 2011.

That's the good news.

The bad news: Looks like the magic bullet that teams will be granted in the new labor agreement, inviting them to take a mulligan on their most unpalatable contract, will not lead to the sort of free-agent bonanza that so many of us transaction-game lovers were anticipating. ...

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