davriver290 wrote:What is the rule of amnesty players? Why couldn't the Lakers get these guys?
They have to clear waivers first -- teams under the cap can bid on them. Say the nets offer him $5 mil per year. They would pay that, and Orlando would pay the rest of his contract amount, but that amount by Orlando is not against the cap or the tax if they are over the cap. the amount paid by NJ counts for them.
So not until all teams under the cap say no to not offering him anything above the vet minimum could teams over the cap (lakers) sign him for a vet minimum contract.
I can see everyone passing on guys like Gil and Baron, but not Rashard and a few others.