Can a team claim an amnestied player and then trade him? Example, since the Clips have cap space left (before we match on DeAndre), could we claim Billups and then trade him to the Heat or even the Knicks. I know the Knicks can't claim him, but can they get him in a trade? Is this allowed? If so, I see a great opportunity for the Clippers. Make a deal ahead of time with the Heat, say Heat 2012 first round pick (A Miami 1st rounder is not that valuable), for Billups. If they agree on the contract value (that is the amount the Clippers bid) then swap a scrub to the Clipper to make the $ work. Is this allowed?