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Lakers may amnesty Metta World Peace, no official decision yet
- Updated: July 10, 2013
Peace is slated to make$7.7 million next season on the final year of his five-year $33.5 million contract he signed with the team in the 2009 offseason. The move to amnesty the 33-year-old would save the Lakers $21.5 million on their team salary and taxes.
In his four seasons with Los Angeles, Peace has been a stout defender and solid contributor to the team by helping the franchise win its 16th championship in the 2009-10 season by defeating the Boston Celtics in seven games. In the 2012-13 season, he had arguably his best season as a Laker averaging 12.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.6 steals per game.
Bryant went to Twitter on Monday night to air his thoughts about the possibility of the former defensive player of the year being released by tweeting:
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) July 9, 2013
Nash on Tuesday during a radio interview on ESPN Radio’s “Mason & Ireland Show” stated “This is a world class guy…Its tough to lose a guy like that. You never wanna see a guy like that go.”
There are also several rumors swirling around that the 13-year veteran may retire from the NBA or join the New York Knicks if he is indeed amnestied by Los Angeles.
The Lakers reported this past weekend that the franchise had decided not use their amnesty clause on forward Pau Gasol, which was expected after the departure of center Dwight Howard. Gasol is scheduled to make $19.3 million next season in his final year of his three-year extension he signed with team during the 2009-10 season.
The Lakers are one of 15 teams in the NBA that has yet to use its amnesty clause that will expire after the 2015-2016 season. The team can use the provision between July 11-17.
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