NBA Amnesty Clause: Who Each NBA Eastern Conference Team Should Cut

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NBA Amnesty Clause: Who Each NBA Eastern Conference Team Should Cut
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First, let's all take a moment to scream in joy that the NBA is coming back.

OK, now let's get to business. To me, the most interesting thing (so far) of the new deal is the amnesty clause. For those that don't know, this allows every NBA team to cut one player and their contracts will be completely and totally off the books.

This is great for teams like the Lakers, who often sign bad contracts, and teams like the Heat, who need more players. The bad 2011 free-agency group just turned into possibly the most interesting ever.

With that being said, let's look at who each team should—keyword being "should"—cut and where they might land.

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