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Will the Nets Get "Amnesty" on Ron Mercer?

The Nets will be waiting on the waiver wires the next two weeks to see what high-priced talent might be dropped to save money under the league's new "amnesty clause". But they may also be getting ready to dump one of their own to avoid the luxury tax. With recent signings and $1.6 million still left on the mid-level exception, the Nets are perilously close to the tax threshhold. Dumping Mercer could help.