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But Phil Jackson’s Knicks are working on something a bit more obscure than a blown defensive assignment. “We’re getting in touch with our inner-beings, our inner-selves,” Quincy Acy says. “We’re just reflecting on how our bodies are feeling,” Travis Wear says. “It’s really just getting in touch with where your mind is at.”
Wear was eventually invited to play for the Atlanta Hawks in the Las Vegas Summer League. However, after just one game with Atlanta, Wear’s agent informed him that another team was interested in his services. That team was the New York Knickerbockers. Wear and his agent decided to immediately join the Knicks’ contingent out in Las Vegas. “I mean, yeah, (the Knicks) showed interest in me through the draft process, and they basically had their eyes open towards me,” Wear said. “It just so happen to work out that I was able to get picked up halfway through summer league. We switched to New York and it’s seemed to all work out since.”
When asked about his thought process before and after the draft, he admits he was disappointed, but he believed it all happened for a reason. “Yeah, we thought the (the second round) was a possibility for sure and that’s what I was hoping for,” Wear told Basketball Insiders. “Obviously that didn’t happen, but I mean I honestly wouldn’t change anything.” Wear also acknowledges that some people advised him to seek employment overseas, but he remained committed to his NBA dream. “Yeah, overseas was definitely an option, but I thought I could play here,” Wear said. “I thought I could play in the NBA. I thought my skill set would translate into this league.”
The 6-foot-10 Wear out of UCLA has a contract worth $507,336, but the source said only $62,000 is guaranteed. The 6-9 Outlaw is in the last year of a four-year, $12 million fully guaranteed deal and is owed $3 million. Still, Wear has outplayed Outlaw so far in the triangle offense in the preseason, shooting 45 percent in five games. “Travis [Wear] ia a really good player,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said last weekend. “He works hard every single day. He has some natural talents and some natural gifts that you can’t coach. He’s extremely athletic and he has a feel for the game of basketball. He’s helped us in the minutes that he has gotten out on the floor.