Amnesty roundup: 18 players waived
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
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