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  1. Suns make winning bid for Luis Scola

    Jeff Caplan

    One amnesty acquisition is enough for now. The Dallas Mavericks got the one they really wanted Friday in Elton Brand. The Rockets amnestied forward Luis Scola, a crafty, below-the-rim, low-post scorer who seemed a difficult fit with Dirk Nowitzki ...

    Blog | July 15, 2012
  2. Mavs get Elton Brand cheaply; plans still in line

    Jeff Caplan

    Elton Brand, welcome to the retooled -- and still-retooling -- Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs on Friday found out they won the bidding for Brand, the 6-foot-8 veteran power forward who was waived via the amnesty clause by the Philadelphia 76ers. He'll...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  3. Elton Brand winner to be revealed Friday

    Jeff Caplan

    Will the Dallas Mavericks land Elton Brand in the amnesty waiver process? They'll know in about 24 hours. The winning bid will be revealed after 4 p.m. CT on Friday. Teams under the salary cap, which include the Mavs, Portland Trail Blazers and...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  4. Mavs officially use amnesty on Brendan Haywood

    Jeff Caplan's Marc Stein reports that the Dallas Mavericks have made it official: Brendan Haywood will be waived courtesy of the amnesty clause. Haywood's $8.3 million salary this season and $27.2 million overall will be wiped off the books, however ...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  5. Source: Mavs to go hard after Elton Brand

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks will make a "very aggressive bid" for Elton Brand in the amnesty waiver process, a source close to the situation confirmed Wednesday. The Philadelphia 76ers have used their amnesty clause on the 6-foot-8 veteran forward, makin...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  6. If bid for Elton Brand wins, work to be done

    Jeff Caplan

    The Dallas Mavericks have interest in bidding for Philadelphia power forward Elton Brand, whom the 76ers have chosen to amnesty when the NBA resumes business operations Wednesday. Teams under the salary cap have first crack to bid on amnestied pla...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  7. Brendan Haywood high on Joe Johnson trade

    Jeff Caplan

    Dallas Mavericks center Brendan Haywood is watching the Deron Williams saga as closely as anyone. After all, his future is at stake, too. If Williams agrees to sign with the Mavs, Haywood very well could be released via the amnesty clause to clear...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  8. Straight-talking Shawn Marion on recovery

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- Mavericks forward Shawn Marion knows he could fall victim to the amnesty clause this summer and be forced to resume his career somewhere else next season. "I'm a Dallas Maverick right now," Marion said Sunday during the team's exit inter...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  9. Pregame buzz: Pop likes Lamar Odom addition

    Jeff Caplan

    SAN ANTONIO -- It certainly appeared as though the San Antonio Spurs were prepared to use the amnesty provision on Richard Jefferson to make room to sign former Dallas Mavericks forward Caron Butler. And then Butler chose to sign with the Los Ange...

    Blog | January 05, 2012
  10. Why Dirk and J-Kidd sat it out

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- After a few huff-and-puff practices last week, Dirk Nowitzki said that Jason Kidd joked to him that the front office was thinking about using the amnesty provision on the 7-foot NBA Finals MVP. Admittedly, Nowitzki was hurting getting th...

    Blog | December 18, 2011
  11. Will Mavs, Heat chase Chauncey Billups?

    Jeff Caplan

    An amnesty case of the New York Knicks, veteran point guard Chauncey Billups issued a warning to teams under the salary cap that will have first crack to bring him on board: Don't do it. "If I get claimed by a team I don't want to play for, I woul...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  12. How would amnesty affect the Mavs?

    Jeff Caplan

    When a new collective bargaining agreement is finalized at some point, it appears that an amnesty clause similar to the one in 2005 will be included. In '05, amnesty allowed clubs to waive one player with a burdensome contract and avoid paying th...

    Blog | November 01, 2011