Rashard Lewis’s agent, Tony Dutt, confirmed to Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday that the Wizards would not use the amnesty clause to waive his client.
The new collective bargaining agreement will contain a provision that allows teams to cut a player and have the entire salary removed from the cap. Lewis would appear to be a prime candidate to be released since he is two years removed from his last all-star appearance, averaged just 11.4 points in 32 games with the Wizards and is slated to earn about $46 million over the next two seasons – though his salary this season will be reduced by $4.3 million because of the 66-game season.
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