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Can Outlaw Come Back From Injury?

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The Nets certainly think so. They've agreed to pay Travis Outlaw $7 million a year over the next five. So does Hoop Daily, part of NBADraft.net. Sam Littman notes that while the NBA retired its Comeback Player of the Year Award in 1986, that didn't stop writers from drafting lists of potential comebacks and he puts Outlaw high on his list.

Outlaw suffered a stress fracture in his left foot in the early last season. Then the Trail Blazers traded him to the Clippers. He played only 34 games the entire season.  Although he didn't look fully recovered in LA, Outlaw says he's fine now.

Good, since Littman writes, "he'll finally have the security of a starting job...the Nets aren't paying him $35 million not to start him."  

In the two years before he got hurt, Outlaw played in all but one game, averaging 13.4 points, 4.3 rebounds and shot 38.3% from deep, almost all of it coming off the bench.