Billy King said Sunday Travis Outlaw understands he didn't give it his all last season,couldn't because he wasn't in shape and that he needs to change. .
"We talked to him. He knows. He knows what he has to do. He’s prepared," King told Stefan Bondy. "He understood exactly the mistakes he made. I think sometimes when they’re free agents they don’t do anything until they sign their contract. Once you get started, it’s too late."
King wouldn't commit to any role for the 6'9" forward. "His spot has to be earned. He knows what’s there and he’s got to earn it." Outlaw's five-year, $35 million deal was signed prior to King taking over the general manager's job last summer.
The Nets' GM also reiterated to Bondy that he and Deron Williams have a continuing conversation about free agents but there's no secret agreement or stipulation that he'll sign an extension if the Nets get a certain player ...or the reverse.
The trip the two of them took to Barclays Center was a big deal, King added. "We've been talking about it but to actually see it, to be standing on the floor where it would be was amazing," King said. "We were able to see where the team locker room is going to be and where (owner Mikhail) Prokhorov's box is going to be."
- Nets notes: Outlaw's fitness, Brook's surgery and the Brooklyn prospect - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
Nets' King knows Deron wants an assist - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets