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Sunday, December 18th, 2011 at 1:00 pm  |  11 responses

Sacramento Kings Claim Travis Outlaw off Amnesty Waivers


Former Nets forward Travis Outlaw was amnestied a few days ago, but he didn’t go unclaimed for long, as Yahoo!‘s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Outlaw has been scooped up by Sacramento: “The Sacramento Kings have been awarded former New Jersey Nets forward Travis Outlaw after placing the highest bid in the NBA’s amnesty waiver process, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. After Nets coach Avery Johnson pushed for his signing a year ago, Outlaw received a five-year, $35 million free-agent deal, but never delivered the type of production that warranted the contract. New Jersey used the amnesty clause to waive him. Outlaw, 27, averaged 9.2 points and four rebounds a game for the Nets last season. The Kings are Outlaw’s fourth team of his nine-year career. After joining the NBA straight from high school, he spent most of his first seven seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, who made him the 23rd pick in the 2003 draft. Outlaw fractured his right wrist doing boxing training during the lockout.”

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  • ripslam

    Boston could’ve used him…

  • Heals

    I love how NJ just brushes this aside cause they’re focused on D12. Ya’ll sign the guy to a 5 year/35mil deal and then amnesty the contract the next year. I dunno about this trio of Avery, BillyKing and Mikhail (sp?) getting it done together. It’s one thing to have money, it’s a whole nother to have a effective plan in place and spend it correctly…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Tarzan Cooper

    Outlaw is a solid player. I don’t know what the nets did with him last season.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    I had a feeling he’d get claimed. Nets were stupid to give up on him.

  • LeBryanNash

    he has a cool lastname, thats about it

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Travis ins’t a bad first name either…

  • Nick

    Sacramento is building a solid roster. Wouldn’t be surprised if they reached the playoffs this year.

  • Chukaz

    He woulda looked good in a lakers uni

  • http://slamonline.com datkid

    @nick I’ve said that several times. sacramento has crazy depth, young depth too!

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Travis Outlaw is like the swingman version of Andray Blatche. Dude plays flat-out DUMB at times.

  • tony.m

    smart move by sacramento kings to get travis outlaw. Welcome Travis to the best fans in the NBA. purple n black baby! , Go KINGS!

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