Mavs Considering Using Amnesty Clause?
The Dallas Mavericks might use the NBA’s one-time amnesty clause before free agency opens Sunday.
General manager Donnie Nelson wouldn’t say if center Brendan Haywood would be the target, as some media outlets have reported.
Haywood is owed $8.35 million next season, $9.07 million during the 2013-14 season and $9.79 million for 2014-15. The Mavs also own a team option to pay Haywood $10.52 million for 2015-16.
That’s a huge contract the Mavericks could remove from their books via the amnesty clause for a player who averaged only 5.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game this past season. It also could help them clear more salary cap space.