NBA Free Agency 2011: Danny Ainge Says Celtics Will Not Use Amnesty

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said that Boston will not use the league's new amnesty clause on anyone from the Cetlics roster at a press conference on Thursday morning. So there's one question mark answered from the 2011 Celtics Free Agency period.

The amnesty clause is part of the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement and allows a team to void a contract this season and remove the salary from their cap number. "We are not amnesty-ing anybody," Ainge said Thursday.

The decision was unsurprising since the Celtics do not have an obvious player to amnesty. Jermaine O'Neal was perhaps the closest thing to a choice, but his salary would not save the Celtics much cap room and he is still a tall body when healthy.

The Celtics are lacking size up front, and will probably look to add a big man with the space that they do have. Tyson Chandler is one name that has been linked to Boston.

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