Knicks Now Interested In Outlaw

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2011

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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