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Amnesty roundup: 18 players waived

Originally Published: May 31, 2005
ESPN.com news services

The so-called "Allan Houston Rule" failed to claim its namesake Monday.

Houston avoided being cut by the New York Knicks on the final day for NBA teams to take advantage of a one-time chance to escape luxury tax obligations for any contract on their books.

In all, teams saved more than $212 million in future tax payments by waiving 18 players.

Several teams made moves to clear tax obligations for players who left their rosters long ago. They included Alonzo Mourning (Toronto), ...

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