Originally Posted by dinamite
The guaranteed salary doesn't have to be cut, but could be transformed into bonuses based on performance or, just spread the money to next year. Just makes it more manageable for this year and easier to trade him if there ever was a trade market.
It can not be converted to a bonus based on performance. Some of it can be converted to a roster bonus and prorated out, but it is guaranteed money and will need to be accounted for at some point.