2011 NBA Free Agents: 10 Possible Amnesty Players the Raptors Should Pursue

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2011 NBA Free Agents: 10 Possible Amnesty Players the Raptors Should Pursue
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The NBA season is coming quickly.

Once the new CBA is finally signed, sealed and delivered, camps and free agency will open up December 9th, and the 66-game 2011-2012 season will open on Christmas Day.

The time between opening of camp and the start of the season will be one of the most frenetic and fast paced free agencies to ever hit the NBA.

Teams will only have two weeks to make decisions on and sign players. Every team's management will be working overtime to get to the necessary 12-man active roster by the start of the season.

One interesting aspect of the new CBA is the "amnesty clause", which allows teams to buy out players, dollar for dollar, without going over the cap. Teams likely to use it are either over the cap by a few million, or below the cap and stuck with one contract that really holds them down.

NBA sources believe not many teams will use the clause. Perhaps only three to six teams might actually take advantage of it.

But here are 10 players who I believe are at risk of getting "amnestied" and who might be an option for the Raptors to pick up in that two-week rush beginning December 9th.

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