HoopsHype Travis Outlaw rumors

December 17, 2011 Updates
December 16, 2011 Updates

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. New York Post

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. New York Post

December 15, 2011 Updates
December 10, 2011 Updates

Turkoglu has a 15 percent trade kicker, which would bump his salary from $10.6 million to $12.2 million. Howard is making $17.9 million this season, so the Nets would be sending only $3.08 million out and getting back $31.1 million in salary. Using the amnesty clause on Travis Outlaw ($7 million) would get New Jersey’s cap number down to the $33 million range, hence the need to clear an extra $5 million to fit both Howard and Turkoglu in under the cap. SheridanHoops

Travis Outlaw didn’t want to talk about how he broke his right hand, as well as the question about becoming an amnesty clause victim (the Nets have until Friday to decide). Outlaw, who skipped physical contact, admitted he broke his hand working out while boxing, refusing additional details “’cause it’s kind of embarrassing.” New York Post

December 9, 2011 Updates
December 7, 2011 Updates

Travis Outlaw will be able to take part in contact practice in 10 days, the Nets say after their doctors examined his broken right (shooting) hand this evening. Whether he'll be on the Nets in 10 days is still to be announced. According to a press release sent out moments ago, Outlaw broke his hand nine weeks ago and had surgery at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo. He was examined by team physician Dr. Riley Williams III and hand specialist Dr. Andrew Weiland. It is unclear whether Outlaw's injury would have any effect on the team's ability to remove him from the team via the new amnesty provision. Outlaw, 27, signed a five-year, $35 million contract as a free agent in 2010 and badly disappointed. If the Nets do get rid of him, the four years, $28 million remaining on his contract would not count against the $58 million salary cap, and the team would be about $23 million below the cap this year. Newark Star-Ledger

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