Amnesty Provision Tracker

When the NBA introduced the amnesty clause in the 2005 Collective Bargaining Agreement, it could only be used in the summer of ’05. However, when the league and players’ union reached an agreement on the new CBA in 2011, the amnesty provision was modified to allow teams to use it in any of the next five offseasons.

You can read more about how the amnesty provision works in our Hoops Rumors glossary entry, but the purpose of this post is to track which teams have used the amnesty clause to date, and which teams still have it in their back pockets. You can find this tracker at any time on the right sidebar under “Hoops Rumors Features.”

Here’s how the amnesty landscape currently looks:

76ers: Elton Brand (2012; One year, $18,160,355)
Bulls: Carlos Boozer (2014; One year, $16,800,000)
Bobcats Tyrus Thomas (2013; Two years, $18,082,645)
Bucks: Drew Gooden (2013; Two years, $13,374,800)
Cavaliers: Baron Davis (2011; Two years, $28,650,000)
Celtics: Unused
Clippers: Ryan Gomes (2012; One year, $4,000,000)
: Unused
Heat: Mike Miller (2013; Two years, $12,800,000)
Jazz: Unused
Knicks: Chauncey Billups (2011; One year, $14,200,000)
Lakers: Metta World Peace (2013; One year, $7,727,280)
Magic: Gilbert Arenas (2011; Three years, $62,423,766)
Mavericks: Brendan Haywood (2012; Four years, $37,743,000)
Nets: Travis Outlaw (2011; Four years, $28,000,000)
: Chris Andersen (2012; Two years, $9,344,000)
Pacers: James Posey (2011; One year, $7,595,600)
Pelicans: Unused
Pistons: Unused
Raptors: Linas Kleiza (2013; One year, $4,600,000)
Rockets: Luis Scola (2012; Three years, $20,632,829)
Spurs: Unused
Suns: Josh Childress (2012; Three years, $21,000,000)
Thunder: Unused
Timberwolves: Darko Milicic (2012; Two years, $7,008,000)
Trail Blazers: Brandon Roy (2011; Four years, $68,698,938)
Warriors: Charlie Bell (2011; One year, $4,099,920)
Wizards: Andray Blatche (2012; Three years, $23,384,761)

(Note: Contract figures for amnestied players represent the amount of guaranteed money left at the time the player was released; the salary committment for the team will have been reduced if the player was claimed by another club or signed elsewhere as a free agent)

Storytellers Contracts was used in the creation of this post.


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4 years 1 month ago

bobcats should use it on tyrus thomas

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4 years 1 month ago

You know the Knicks are wishing they hadn’t burned their amnesty clause so quickly with the Ama’re deal looking terrible.

4 years 1 month ago

Amare’s deal is only looking terrible because the Knicks are built with all scorers, with the exception of Chandler. Do the math. They dont want to do what is best for the team so someone will suffer due to the other star getting theirs on isolations.

4 years 1 month ago

heck i would love for the rockets to trade for amare .. amare was palying great until marsh melo showed up ..

Scott Judy
4 years 1 month ago

I thought the Blazers still had the amnesty available because Brandon Roy retired.

4 years 1 month ago

Nope, Roy didn’t officially file retirement papers, so the Blazers are still paying him and don’t have their amnesty clause anymore.

— Luke

4 years 1 month ago

Bulls – boozer
Bobcats – thomas
Bucks – ilyasova
Celtics – no idea
Clippers: jordan
Grizzlies: randolph
Hawks: no idea
Heat: anthony or miller
Hornets: no idea
Jazz: marvin williams
Kings: salmons
Lakers – MWP
Nuggets – birdman
Pistons – villanueva
Raptors – bargnani or johnson
Spurs – Bonner
Thunder – Perkins
Wizards – Okafor or Nene

4 years 1 month ago

I thought the wizards used it on Gilbert Arenas?

Luke Adams
4 years 1 month ago

Nope, they sent him to Orlando for Rashard Lewis well before the lockout, so it was the Magic that amnestied Arenas.

— Luke

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