So the new CBA says that a team can amnesty a player that signed his contract before this season. Now, a team can count an amnestied player towards the minimum cap threshold. Bill Simmons explains:
Your amnesty guy can potentially count against your salary floor (85 percent, as mentioned above), if you choose. For example, the Wizards have $44.7 million of guaranteed 2011-12 contracts right now. Once Lewis gets amnestied, they'll suddenly have $23.6 million counting against their cap — putting them $34.4 million under it — but they'll only have to spend another $4.6 million to hit that $49.3 million salary floor, because, again, Lewis counts for that (if they want).
(note: I could not find anywhere where it says that the amnestied player must be on the team's roster prior to the lockout)
I know that the Kings want to make a splash this off season, but spending max or near max money on some of these turds may not be the best thing for our young team. Is paying Dalembert more than $6M a year for a max of 2 years really going to push us to the next level? I think that we all agree that locking up MT23 for a reasonable sum of money is ideal for our internal growth. That being said, who are we spending the rest of the money on?
Why not make a deal to pick up a guy like Brandon Roy or Richard Hamilton to amnesty? The name of this game would be assets and I think that we could bring in a nice haul. We could take on Roy and the Nicolas Batum for Garcia. IN this scenario we get closer to the cap threshold, however we wouldn't have the additional player clogging the roster. Batum becomes the starter at the 3.
Or if you'd like, we could take on Rip and get Jerekbo or Daye and a future #1 in return. In this scenario,they could then amnesty Gordon and clear a lot of space. We would walk away with a young SF and a pick.
Before Section and the fun police get on here and shoot it down, I do understand that this would be an alternative to signing a nice piece like a Marc Gasol or a big trade for a top notch SF. It is just a solution to a potential problem, I do not want to see a serious logjam (more than there already is) at each position that impedes the development of our players. Most of us can agree that the 3 need improvement so my examples centered around this.