With the Warriors committed to several expensive and lengthy contracts, should they consider the one-time option to buy out a player? This does not mean the Warriors will lose the player, because they can turnaround and resign them once they clear waivers. <div class="quote_poster">Quote:</div><div class="quote_post">Each team will be given a one-time option this summer to waive one player from its roster and receive luxury tax relief. The team will still have to pay the player and his salary will still count against the cap, but the team won't have to pay a luxury tax on his salary. For example, the Knicks' Allan Houston might a candidate to be waived because of this rule. </div> I think the Warriors should consider using this option on one of the following 3 players. Derek Fisher - 5 years remaining / $27Million Getting rid of his contract would save Cohen money, but also the Warriors get a Mulligan (pun intended) on the deal they gave to Fisher. His current salary would end when he turns 36 years old. Fisher still has some value because of his locker room leadership, playoff experience, and occassional 20 point game. However, his contributions don't justify his deal, and the Warriors could consider bringing him back for a shorter deal (2 years) and far less money. Adonal Foyle - 6 years remaining (1 is a team option) / $44Million Another suspect signing by Chris Mullin, but he gets a chance to rectify the mistake by buying out Foyle and then resigning him for cheaper. The Warriors might even consider letting him go permantly depending on who they draft and how much Biedrins improves in the summer. Baron Davis - 4 years remaining / $62.5Million It's a lot of dough to shell out, and the Warriors have to have assurances B. Diddy doesn't pull a Boozer and bolt after he cashes in and becomes a free agent. However, if both sides can agree to a deal, this saves the organization A LOT of money, potentially $62.5Million in luxury tax. Saving that much money is enough to put a smile on Cohen's face and maybe do something about upgrading the Coliseum. Or the Warriors could use some of the money saved to overpay for some other players. Let's say the Warriors allocate $20Million from the $62.5Million saved towards their roster. The $20Million would really cost $40Million ($20M + $20M in luxury tax), but still Cohen has a net savings of $22.5M. So the Warriors should sharpen the ax and take a Bash Brother Swing at one of these contracts.