NBA rumors: Thunder won’t amnesty Kendrick Perkins

Following the Oklahoma City Thunder’s disappointing end to the season, there has been speculation that the team could use its amnesty clause on center Kendrick Perkins. However, general manager Sam Presti told reporters -- including Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahomanm -- that he doesn't plan on using the clause to part ways with the big man.


Presti told reporters that the team wasn’t considering amnestying Perkins this summer.
“We just haven't considered using the provision,” Presti said. “I wouldn't necessarily directly attribute that to any player on our team. Every team looks at the amnesty provision different based on their different circumstances. But it's not something that we've really explored.”
Presti went on to praise Perkins, saying that OKC believes he “has a lot of value to our team.”

In case you’re not familiar, the amnesty clause is a new provision in the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement that allows each team a one-time opportunity to waive a player whose contract was signed prior to July 1, 2011. While the player must still be paid his full salary over the life of the contract, that deal would no longer could against the team’s salary cap or tax payment.

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