Mavericks Officially Amnesty Haywood

4:11pm: Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com tweets that the team has officially amnestied Haywood. 

THURSDAY, 1:14pm: The Mavericks have notified the league office that they're releasing Haywood using the amnesty clause, tweets ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

WEDNESDAY, 6:02pm: The Mavericks have decided to use the amnesty clause on Brendan Haywood, according to Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News. The move clears about $37.7MM off the Mavs' salary cap over the next four seasons. Haywood was due to make $8.349MM next year, but the Mavs will pay roughly that same amount to Chris Kaman, who'll presumably take over as the team's starting center after agreeing to sign today.

Haywood will go on waivers for a week, during which any team can claim him and pay either a portion or the full amount of his contract, though it's more likely he'll become an unrestricted free agent. Jeff Caplan of ESPNDallas.com tweets that using the amnesty clause on Haywood allows the Mavs to make a play for former Sixers power forward Elton Brand, who is also expected to be let go via amnesty.

The final year of Haywood's deal with the Mavs, worth more than $10.5MM, is fully non-guaranteed, according to Jeff Caplan of ESPNDallas.com, so the Mavs will pay Haywood all but that amount, despite it not counting toward their salary cap (Twitter link).

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DeLos
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DeLos
4 years 2 months ago

huh? Why would they swap these centers just to pay double?

Tanner_applegate
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Tanner_applegate
4 years 2 months ago

Because Haywood sucked. and he was not worth all that money.

Gonzalesv
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Gonzalesv
4 years 2 months ago

i dont know what cuban was smoking when he gave haywood all that money anyways ..

Mr Popo
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Mr Popo
4 years 2 months ago

Na na na na, na na na na, HEY HEY HEY, GOOOODBYE!!!!!!

Gonzalesv
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Gonzalesv
4 years 2 months ago

saw this coming .. look for him to sign with the heat or bobcats ,,,

Bobby
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Bobby
4 years 2 months ago

Perfect fit for the Heat. I know I said Milicic was in his topic, but honestly, this is so much better. Come off the bench, 4 points and 7 rebounds, and get a ring. Veteran’s minimum?

Hector Cortes
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Hector Cortes
4 years 2 months ago

Well Dallas sure is gonna have a whole new roster now that’s for sure.

John LeClair
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John LeClair
4 years 2 months ago

Celtics should sign him we need a Big.

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