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My Sports Rumors:
Is it me or does it seem like everyday there are reports of the New York Knicks being interested in a new player? Guess that’s what happens when they have so many needs. Well today, the New York Post reports that they have interest in forward Travis Outlaw, formerly of the New Jersey Nets.
The Knicks, who are now pursuing a forward to play off the bench, have expressed interest former Nets player Travis Outlaw if he clears the amnesty waiver process, according to an NBA source.
The Knicks could offer Outlaw their $2.5 million exception that has already been turned down by Grant Hill, Jamal Crawford and Shawne WIlliams.
The Knicks are desperate for another bench player, especially with sixth man Billy Walker missing the past four practices with a groin strain.
“They have a shot (at Outlaw),” the source said.
Outlaw was the Nets’ amnesty cut Thursday. He was signed as a free agent in 2010 and did not find success with New Jersey.
Mike D’Antoni said the Knicks are looking less for a shooting guard and more at the 3 and 4 forward positions (New York Post)
While would have been happier with Shawne Williams back on the team, I’ll take Outlaw if it happens. He adds some more size and can play either of the forward positions. He’ll provide some much needed depth to a team that sorely needs it.
The only problem I have is that he’s another player who can contribute offensively but isn’t going to provide much on the defensive side of the ball. The one area where the Knicks really need improvement.
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The New Jersey Nets have parted ways with Travis Outlaw, using their amnesty provision to rid themselves of the veteran forward.The Nets will be on the hook for the remaining four years and $28 million on Outlaw's contract, but it won't count against the salary cap. A team under the cap can claim Outlaw; if no team does so, he'll become an unrestricted free agent.Outlaw...
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...
In an attempt to beef up a thin bench, the Knicks will pursue ex-Nets forward Travis Outlaw if he clears the amnesty waiver process and becomes a free agent tonight at 8, The Post has learned.An Outlaw signing would make up for the loss of forward Shawne Williams to...
The Sacramento Kings put in a winning bid for forward Travis Outlaw (seen above playing for Portland in 2006) who was waived by the New Jersey Nets via the amnesty clause.
Sacramento King Kevin Martin and Portland Trail Blazer Travis Outlaw clash in the second half of exhibition play Friday, October 27, 2006 at Arco Arena. Martin's 26 points helped Sacramento to a...
The Sacramento Kings have claimed forward Travis Outlaw off waivers under the NBA's new amnesty provision, filling out the frontcourt with another veteran. The Kings announced the move Saturday night before opening the preseason at the Golden State Warriors. The 6-foot-9, 207-pound forward was waived by New Jersey on Wednesday.
The Sacramento Kings have claimed forward Travis Outlaw off waivers under the NBA's new amnesty provision, filling out the frontcourt with another veteran.
The following is a sentence-by-sentence explanation of a basketball transaction. Please forgive the one-line paragraphs in pursuit of novelty. The Kings today grabbed Travis Outlaw off the amnesty wire. Outlaw was not very good for the Nets last year, that’s why they used the amnesty clause on him. In fact, he was so bad he…
OAKLAND With roster space and plenty of room under the salary cap, the Kings added another player Saturday.
The New Jersey Nets waived forward Travis Outlaw on Thursday and designated him as the team's amnesty player.
Travis Outlaw could be a target for the Knicks.
The Nets signed free-agent forward Shawne Williams away from the rival Knicks on Thursday.
Williams, a 6-9 forward, played in 64 games for New York and posted career-best averages of 7.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 20.7 minutes per game.
''Shawne is a versatile player who will add a needed dimension to our frontcourt,'' Nets general manager Billy King said. '...
The Knicks are interesting in signing Baron Davis and Travis Outlaw to bolster their bench.
The New Jersey Nets swapped out forwards on Thursday, signing Shawne Williams to a deal and waiving Travis Outlaw through the amnesty clause in the new collective bargaining agreement.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jeff Green and his family as it has been reported the early detection of his condition may have very well saved his life. The loss of Green for the season is a blow the Celtics could not have prepared for especially in this fashion.
While they may not have been prepared, there is no choice but to adjust and attempt to amend the situation.