Interesting tidbit from Chad Ford's article about the new CBA:
Second, 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.
I think Croshere may well be one person waived from this rule as well. If the Pacers re-sign Dale Davis, they'll have O'Neal, Davis, Foster, Pollard, and Harrison at the power positions. That leaves little playing time for Croshere, provided everyone's healthy. And he's due to make about 18.5 million over the next two years, with the Pacers being well over the luxury tax limit. Makes sense to me.
On a completely selfish note, I'm hoping the Pistons are able to sign Jalen Rose because of this rule as well. (And yes, it's sacrilege to be thinking of the offseason when your team is one win away from a title. Well, sue me. )