Originally Posted by Qwyjibo
I don't see how they could get anything back for Bargnani other than an equally bad contract. Unless there is some manager in the league that really thinks all he needs is the "change of scenery" to get going. I wouldn't bet any money on that though.
And the only reason to amnesty a player is to use that cap room on someone else right away. You still have to pay the amnestied player the full value of his deal. So if he's amnestied, it looks like the Raptors are still doing the "retool" thing rather than rebuilding which doesn't fill me with much hope for the future.
Doesn't have to be used to sign another player right away. And we are in such cap hell that amnestying Bargnani probably would even get us much space at all but unless a miracle happens via trade amnestying Bargnani is the best way to go with the franchise in every way.