Report: Lakers on verge of using Amnesty Clause on Metta World Peace
The Lakers have had a tumultuous off-season thus far, highlighted by the departure of Dwight Howard. After making a slight splash earlier in the day by signing veteran center Chris Kaman to fill Howard’s spot, the Lakers are reportedly on the verge of making another move to use their Amnesty Clause on Metta World Peace.
To refresh your memories, the Amnesty Clause allows you to cut a player that was signed to a contract prior to the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. While MWP would still be owed the $7.7 million dollars he was scheduled to make this upcoming season, his money won’t count against the Lakers cap space.
Though probably known for his off the court personality more than his on the court performance at this point, MWP was maybe the only player on the Lakers last season that played with passion night-in and night-out. It will be interesting to see if he clears waivers, as only teams with cap room are eligible to bid for his services. If he does, MWP landing with a contender will definitely not be out of the realm of possibility. He will find little trouble finding a place to call home next season.
By: Frank Santos- Pass the Pill Manager