Originally posted by Negrodamus:
time to use amnesty clause on boozer and get Nene. get Brandon Roy and few others. call it a day
Will Boozer be an amnesty case?
Sam: Boozer will not be, and he shouldn't be. It makes no sense for the Bulls. I don't expect many players to be in an amnesty situation, maybe three or four. The reason is that it makes no sense unless you are way over the cap, like Orlando with Arenas, and will save luxury tax penalties, or can get way under the cap to pursue a free agent. The Bulls are in neither position. Plus, remember, you still have to pay the player. And then you have to presumably replace him. So for a league which was saying it lost so much money, the team is likely putting itself in position where it cannot make a profit by paying a player not to play and then trying to add another player to replace him. After Rose's extension goes into effect next season, the Bulls will eventually be going deeper into the luxury tax and then it would make sense to use amnesty and you have several years to do so. I expect most teams to wait. As for Boozer, after missing camp and an early season ankle sprain when he returned, the Bulls have to give him a hard look and ask a lot from him this season because he can be a major factor.