Back on July 8, 2010, the then New Jersey Nets signed swingman Travis Outlaw to a 5-year, $35 million contract. On December 15, 2011, they used their amnesty clause on him, making him a free agent, but not making him, well, "free."
This summer, however, the Travis Outlaw came to an official end in his relationship with the now Brooklyn Nets.
Just realized the end of the Nets season means the end of their contractual obligations to Travis Outlaw.— devin kharpertian (@uuords) May 3, 2015
And how did that go? Well...not well.
#Nets should be done with Travis Outlaw amnesty payments now. Final line: 82 games played, 37.5 percent shooting, $23 million paid by team.— Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) May 7, 2015
So, the Nets no longer have to pay out Travis Outlaw, who did end up playing for the Kings for just under three seasons before becoming nothing more than a contract to make trades work.
Yes, the Nets are no longer on the hook for Travis Outlaw payments. And, no, his tenure with the team was sub-par. I tried my best to pull up some Nets-era highlights from his time with the team, and the best I could do was find an interview he did on a YouTube show called "Woman 2 Woman." In it, he had "hoped to make more memories in (New) Jersey."
Feel free, Nets fans, to share your Travis Outlaw memories in the comments below.