Predicting Which NBA Teams Will Still Use Their Amnesty Clauses

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Predicting Which NBA Teams Will Still Use Their Amnesty Clauses
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Just 13 teams in the NBA have yet to use their amnesty provisions provided by the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, while 34 amnesty-eligible players remain and could very well be cut in the coming days. 

With the post-free agency moratorium time frame passing as the clock ticked past midnight from July 10 to 11, teams are officially able to sign, trade and move players in any way they want.

Between July 11 and 16, teams are permitted to clear a player's salary from their books (while remaining responsible for paying the player), thereby making him a free agent.

Teams with salary cap space are allowed to place a bid, and the highest bidder will win the player for however much they put up.

Already this summer, the Charlotte Bobcats have used their amnesty provision on Tyrus Thomas, while the Los Angeles Lakers are poised to do the same with Metta World Peace.

Which of the remaining eligible players will be shed, and which teams will be happy to be rid of those players?

Beyond that, which players who seem bound for the amnestied life might actually survive the week?

Let's take a look at the candidates.

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