One of the 3 max players we will/may have on our roster at the start of next season?
So waiving Balkman's 1.5 or contract will give us some money to bring back Feilds and add a max next year
But being that we can only use this clause once every 6 years or so why not just eat Balkman's contract and use this in the case one of our "Big 3" turns into Gilbert Arenas or Jermaine Oneil!
Four years ago a starting 5 that consisted of the before mentioned Jermaine Oneil, Gibert Arenas and say T-Mac would have been thought to be a 60 win team..... fast forward and we are talking 3 players not over the age of 31 who will be playing for league minimum deals for the rest of their NBA career and who are barely 6th men on most NBA teams
Who's to say that won't be Melo, Stat and say Chris Paul (the most popular choice to join us in 2012), so saving this exception to me is the smartest move we could possibly make!