Most likely amnesty cut: None
How likely not to use amnesty this season? Jump ball
Amnesty candidate: Richard Jefferson
Analysis: The Spurs, remember, led the push for an amnesty clause that could be "pocketed" for later use in any offseason during the life of the CBA. That should be a pretty strong hint about their plans.
Jefferson, by all accounts, will get one more season to make it work in San Antonio, in spite of the $9.3 million, $10.2 million and $11 million he's scheduled to earn over the next three seasons.
It makes sense that the Spurs want to keep fielding the strongest team possible before Tim Duncan's window shuts for real, but bear in mind that even one more year of RJ is going to be expensive. The Spurs' payroll would still be above $65 million in 2011-12 if they did release him.