Applying the Allan Houston Rule to the NBA Pacific Division Teams in 2011

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One of the topics expected to be discussed during the NBA Lockout is the possible revival of The Allan Houston Rule.  When a new CBA was agreed upon in 2005, it allowed NBA teams a one time opportunity to waive a player and not have his contract count against the luxury tax teams have to pay if their team salary exceeds a pre-determined amount set by the league.  The released player becomes a free agent but his salary still gets paid and counts against his former team’s salary cap.  Ironically enough, Allan Houston was not a victim of The Allan Houston Rule.  The Knicks instead decided to waive Jerome Williams.

If the new CBA once again invokes this clause, most teams will probably take advantage since it would save them possibly tens of millions of dollars.  To keep up with the times, we will change the name of this from “The Allan Houston Rule” to the “Rashard Arenas Rule” since Rashard Lewis and Gilbert Arenas easily have the two worst contracts in the league.  Allow me to break down each team and who would end up being the casualties of this rule.  Here is the Pacific Division.

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Sacramento Kings Enter Off-Season With A Ton of Cap Space

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Like we are currently seeing in the NFL, the 2011 NBA off-season is up in the air with a lockout looming.  Free agency could be delayed and completely restructured depending on the new agreement reached by the owners and players.  Still, The Sports Bank will break down all thirty NBA teams over the next six weeks to see what areas they need to address in the off-season.

The Sacramento Kings continue their youth movement this summer but also have more cap space to spend in free agency than any other team in the NBA.  Here is a look at what areas they should try to up-grade this off-season.

By: David Kay

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Kings must get Tyreke Evans help this summer

By: David Kay

’09-’10 Season in Review:
The Kings suffered through their fourth straight losing season but showed improvement in the second year of their re-building project.  That improvement can be attributed to the arrival of the next big thing; Tyreke Evans (allow me to say “I told you so” as I have been high on Evans since seeing him in person at the 2008 McDonald’s All-American Game.)  Evans joined LeBron James and Dwyane Wade as the only players in the NBA to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists per game and has stud potential written all over him.  In the process of Evans taking the reigns as the face of the franchise, Sacramento decided to deal Kevin Martin partly due to the fact that they didn’t think Martin and Evans were the perfect fit in the same backcourt.  Martin was practically given away though as the Kings received Carl Landry and cap space in exchange.
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