Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/7/11
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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