NBA Teams Would Amnesty These Players If They Still Could

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NBA Teams Would Amnesty These Players If They Still Could
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When the new collective bargaining agreement was established after the lockout, teams were granted the ability to use the amnesty provision on one existing contract on their roster to clear a player's cap number, but not their actual salary.

The amnesty provision was used by 20 teams. Some of the victims were big names (Chauncey Billups, Baron Davis, Gilbert Arenas) and some were not so big (Charlie Bell, Ryan Gomes).

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, there are only 10 players in the entire league still eligible to be amnestied. The only two players with a reasonable chance of having that happen are Chicago Bulls forward Carlos Boozer and Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins.

If those two players survive this offseason, it's very likely that we won't hear the phrase "amnesty" again for quite some time.

But let's imagine a scenario where David Stern waves his magic commissioner wand and gives every NBA team the right to use the amnesty provision again this offseason.

In this hypothetical, which players would be erased from the books for next year? Let's take a look.

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