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Veteran forward Richard Jefferson is about to become the first victim of the NBA's new amnesty clause.Reports out of San Antonio say the Spurs intend to use the amnesty to rid themselves of Jefferson's contract. The 31-year-old is owed $30 million over the final three years of his deal.As part of the new collective bargaining agreement, each time is allowed to dump one contract as part of an amnesty clause. The amount of the contract comes off of the team's salary cap, but the club must still pay the player the full amount owing.Jefferson struggled mightly in two seasons with the Spurs. He averaged just 11 points in 81 games last season - well below his career scoring average of 16.4.
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San Antonio Spurs forward Richard Jefferson might become the first causality of the NBA's brand-new amnesty clause as the team reportedly intends to use it on him.
The San Antonio Spurs have decided to use their one-time amnesty clause on Richard Jefferson(notes) to waive their starting small forward, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The decision allows the Spurs to remove the three years and $30.5 million left on Jefferson’s contract from the team’s payroll for salary-cap and tax purposes. Jefferson will still be paid the $30.5 million...
Although Richard Jefferson didn’t make our list of the Top 5 Potential NBA Amnesty Clause Victims, that doesn’t mean he couldn’t still fall victim. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Spurs have indeed decided to use their one-time amnesty clause on the 10-year NBA veteran. What does this mean? While San Antonio clears [...]
Richard Jefferson has $30.5 million remaining on his deal with the Spurs.
The San Antonio Spurs have decided to use their one-time amnesty clause on Richard Jefferson to waive their starting small forward, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The decision allows the Spurs to remove the three years and $30.5 million left on Jefferson’s contract from the team’s payroll for salary-cap and tax purposes. Jefferson will still be [...]
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