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    NBA amnesty clause update: Rules, players let go thus far - NBA - Sporting News

     
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    NBA amnesty candidates - NBA - Sporting News

    Charlotte Bobcats: Tyrus Thomas
    LA Lakers: Metta World Peace
    Detroit Pistons: Charlie Villanueva
    Milwaukee Bucks: Drew Gooden
    Toronto Raptors: Linas Kleiza
    Sacramento Kings: John Salmons
    Miami Heat: Mike Miller
    Chicago Bulls: Carlos Boozer
    OKC Thunder: Kendrick Perkins
     
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    The deadline is next Tuesday, July 16.

    These are the 3 to watch:

    Metta World Peace, Los Angeles Lakers. This is obvious because it has already been out there that the Lakers are likely to send World Peace on his way. The Lakers could amnesty Kobe Bryant, but there is zero chance of that. They could amnesty Pau Gasol, but he has trade value if they want to move him. World Peace is the odd guy out and letting him go would save the Lakers in excess of $14 million (that number was much higher until Dwight Howard bolted and the Lakers payroll fell).

    John Salmons, Sacramento Kings. Salmons is a nice wing player that the Kings oddly gave a large and long contract to. Now they have the just drafted Ben McLemore and they are reportedly in the hunt for Monta Ellis (Atlanta remains the front runner), so why have Salmons in the picture. Salmons is due $7.5 million in 2013-14, and $1 million guaranteed in 2014-15

    Charlie Villanueva, Detroit Pistons. This was a bad contract the day it was signed — back then Villanueva had some value but there was no reason to ink a big multi-year deal. Joe Dumars had cap space and he was going to spend it, no matter what. This should be a no brainer. Villanueva is owed $8.58 million next season.
     
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    Metta waived.

    What if... would be a mean one.
     
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    Like Joe would ever...
     
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    Metta said he is either going to play in China, coach, or play arena football.

    "You don't live twice," World Peace said. "You're not 33 twice. You won't be able to play in China at a good level again. I wouldn't be able to play in China again averaging, maybe, 40 or more points. That would be fun."
     
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    yes, he is bonkers.
     
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    I actually kinda see his point here. Assuming he didn't blow all of his money on Tru Warrier Records, he should be set for cash.

    I would love to see China. How much more fun would it be to live in China as a local basketball star?

    Plus, he might be able to lay the foundations for a new career as a diplomat. Think about Metta World Peace, Xi Jinping, Dennis Rodman, and Kim Jong-un sitting around a conference table.
     
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    I don't blame him. China is awesome.
     
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