What does an amnesty cut mean in the NBA?
It means an NBA team can waive/release any player on their roster, including those under contracts, to have the luxury of freeing up 100% of the waived player’s salary in order to sign other players with the players salary they just waived.
Do amnesty NBA players still get paid?
As far as I know Teams are still bound to pay the NBA amnestied players’ salary, but teams are freed from any obligation to pay luxury tax on those salaries. Of-course it’s more complicated than that but in a nut shell that’s it.
Why the Allen Houston picture?
The whole concept of Amnesty came from the often injured New York Knicks player Allan Houston to read more about it click the link below