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Kings Claim T.Outlaw Off Amnesty Waiver Wire

In Free Agency on December 19, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Sam Amick tweets

Source says Kings’ winning bid was a four-year, $12 million deal for SF Travis Outlaw. He had a 5 yr, $35 million deal with Nets.

Excellent signing for the Kings.

Travis Outlaw is a very good backup combo forward who has proven himself to be particularly dangerous as a power forward in small ball lineups. Too quick for opposing PFs to check effectively. Outlaw uses his three point shooting and 1-2 dribble pull-up jumpers to great effect against these slower players and becomes one of the better bench scorers in the league.

Travis Outlaw sucked last season for the Nets as a starting SF. His effectiveness offensively dropped hugely once pitted against quality defenders with the quickness and athleticism to check him defensively. However, I believe that if Outlaw shifts back to that bench role with the majority of his minutes coming at PF that he can regain his past prowess as a top bench asset.

Excellent value for $3 million per annum.

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