he NBA is reportedly proposing another so-called "amnesty" clause in the next collective bargaining agreement to allow teams to waive a player and pay the rest of his contract without having it count against the salary cap or the luxury tax. Rashard Lewis is the most likely candidate for the Wizards to release if such a provision is ratified, since he is guaranteed to receive $32 million of the $43 million that he is owed over the next two seasons.

Lewis is slated to be the second-highest paid player in the NBA next season, behind only Kobe Bryant, and has already pledged his willingness to sit out the upcoming season and "sacrifice" his entire salary in order to get a fair deal. Several of the NBA's biggest stars are participating in a critical negotiating session on Friday, which could go a long way toward determining if Lewis will have to stand by those words.