NBA Teams That Can Still Use Their Amnesty Clause Before It's Too Late

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NBA Teams That Can Still Use Their Amnesty Clause Before It's Too Late
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Ever since the end of the 2011 NBA lockout, over half the teams in the NBA have used the amnesty cause. This allows teams to cut a player from their team. They still must pay every cent of the player's salary, however the money no longer counts toward the team's cap. This can be very useful when trying to clear cap space to make trades or sign free agents.

It sounds great, but there is a catch. For one, this opportunity expires at the start of the 2015-2016 season. That means that any team that hasn't used their amnesty clause yet has just a few more opportunities to do so before it expires forever. Here is another catch: a player is only available to be cut if he was on the team when the 2011 lockout ended and if he is on the same contract that he was on when the lockout ended. 

Because of these requirements, some teams have lost their chance. There are 14 teams that still have their amnesty clause available, but some will not be on this list. For example, the Hornets have no players that could qualify, and therefore, they missed their opportunity. Other teams such as the Hawks have one player who is eligible, but that one player is Al Horford, who has an almost zero percent chance of being cut.

After explaining all that, let's see which teams can still use their amnesty clause and who they'll use it on. 

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