Outlaw is owed $3 million this season. If the Knicks released him, they would still owe him his full salary. They also could dump him on another team via a trade.
Getting rid of Outlaw via release would open up a roster spot for another player. There is a possibility that spot would be filled by Travis Wear.
Wear, whom the Knicks signed to a non-guaranteed deal, impressed the team in training camp and the preseason.
Orlando Sanchez, waived earlier this week, is expected to play in Westchester as well.
It was widely expected Wear would end up in Westchester, too. If the Knicks get rid of Outlaw -- eating $3 million in the process if he's released -- to keep Wear, it's a sign the organization is committed under Phil Jackson to developing young talent, regardless of the financial cost.
Question: Do you think getting rid of Outlaw to make room for Wear is a good move?
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