Will Pistons amnesty Charlie V? 

March, 31, 2013
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The Detroit Pistons will have some critical decisions to make this offseason, including how to secure unrestricted free agent Jose Calderon, which player they will draft (presumably high in the lottery) and what to do with Charlie Villanueva's dead weight of a contract. Assuming that Charlie V activates his player option for next season (a safe assumption), he'll be on the books for $8.5 million, though the Pistons have the option to amnesty his contract. However, Keith Langlois of Pistons.com thinks the Pistons probably won't use their amnesty option on Villanueva.