Fred Kerber talked to Travis Outlaw, the ex-Net now training with the Knicks. He will be a back-up for Carmelo Anthony.
Of course, that's the real story. The real story is that no Nets player, perhaps in history, ever heard as many boos from the home team in New Jersey than Outlaw, signed to -- and later amnestied out of -- a five-year, $35 million contract, the most ever given to a free agent (other than those re-signed).
He says all is his forgiven ... from his end.
"The Nets were a fresh start," he told Kerber. "It was new to me. It was the first time I ever was playing the three, so it was a new situation. I wish I could have done better there, but they did what they felt was best for the team. I can’t fault them.
"I’ve got nothing against them or the fans. That’s life. You can always point fingers. But I’m the type of person that I always try to look at myself to see what I could have done better."
He could have done a lot better. As Kerber writes, "He averaged 9.2 points and about 74 frustrated insults per game from fans." The Nets will pay Outlaw $4 million this year, the last year of his contract. The Knicks will pay the remainder, $3 million.
- Former Net aims for redemption as Knick - Fred Kerber - New York Post