Originally Posted by bladefd
What I absolutely hate is that the amnesty clause can only be used one time only after CBA negotiation. So what happens after that? Problems go back to being exactly the way they were before for each of the teams that already used the amnesty clause. I truly wish there was a way for teams to take exactly 1 deal off the books ENTIRELY and make contract void every 2-3 years or something. That is MORE than fair. If you don't want to lose your contract, keep working hard. You slack off, you're OUT. 15 players a team - do not slack off. You still get a chance to sign with anyone instantly afterwards.
Let's not lose track of why there is an Amnesty clause in the first place. It's only there because they changed the CBA's cap structure and taxation schedule. They made changes so to be fair to the teams they give them that one time clause that allows them a head start on getting within sight of the new rules. that's only why it's there in place and why there's only one to use. It goes hand in hand with the two year implementation of the new cap rules.
They did add the stretch provision to waived players which can be used at anytime, on any player and more than once. That's here to stay and though not as encompassing as the amnesty clause it does make swallowing the costs of waived players more bearable. Moot discussion tonight anyways. Amnesty window has closed for this year.