No, those 3M should be substracted what Hawks would owe him in this case. Still better system than the old one - no reason to investigate whether Dallas tried to persuade some team into waiveing someone using cash in the process. Getting portion of money (amoung of the higheest bid) back will motivate team using amnesty on somewhat useful players too i.e. Bobcats could be thinking not only about Diop but maybe about Maggette too. Thomas is out of question as with one amnesty clause use per year there is no hurry to decide on him (yet).