NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: Raja Bell arrives for a National Basketball Players Association meeting to discuss the NBA Lockout at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on November 8, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
The Amnesty provision (not going to link anything) runs out tonight according to Larry Coon (who is kind of a big deal). The Utah Jazz have a few contracts worth even considering using the amnesty provision on.
- Raja Bell (1 yr remaining, at $3,480,000 left to be paid)
- Al Jefferson (1 yr remaining, at $15,000,000 left to be paid)
- Everyone else is either on a reasonable expiring contract, on their rookie deal, or seriously, making less than $2 million a season
The Jazz don't want to pay anyone not to work (unless you're a younger player -- then they'll pay you to sit during games in a nice suit all season long). And as a result, they don't look to be likely to use this. There are really only two likely candidates -- and I believe that Raja Bell is going to be bought out (which would cost the Jazz less than amnestying him). That leaves Al Jefferson, but heavens no, we all know that's not going to happen.
Do you think the Jazz will Amnesty anyone? Yes? No? If so, who do you think they should get rid of?