The moment the NBA and its players' union made the amnesty clause a possible option for the next collective bargaining agreement, Rashard Lewis became the most likely candidate for the Wizards to waive.

Under the amnesty clause, teams would be allowed to waive any player, with pay, and have his salary exempt from the salary cap and the luxury tax. Lewis will be the second-highest paid player in the league next season, behind only Kobe Bryant, but has watched his production decline in each of his past three seasons.