Originally written July 11, 2013 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
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It is definitely “Peace Out,” for the Los Angeles Lakers, however could that apply to the entire Association? Reports from “USA Today,” Wednesday night revealed that the Los Angeles Lakers exercised their Amnesty Clause and waived veteran forward Metta World Peace. The “NBA Player Formerly Known As Ron Artest,” helped the Lakers win the second of back-to-back NBA Finals in his first season with the squad, as Los Angeles defeated the Boston Celtics in the 2010 NBA Finals. By waving the veteran forward, it will knock $7.7 million off the team’s payroll, saving them $15 million in Luxury Taxes. The penalties for going over the NBA Salary Cap, became much harsher on July 1. The well-traveled player spent four seasons with the Lakers, he had a strong regular season, averaging 12.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest, playing in 75 games while starting 66 of them. Unfortunately torn cartilage in his knee rendered him far less effective, after getting hurt in March. Los Angele...
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