The New Jersey Nets made their first free agent signing today. Unfortunately, his name isn’t LeBron. The Nets and forward, Travis Outlaw agreed to a five-year, $35 million dollar contract today.
Outlaw played only 34 games with the Clippers and Blazers last season, averaging nine points and four rebounds.
So far, the Nets have struck out on every big-time free agent. Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade, Amar’e Stoudemire, Rudy Gay, and Carlos Boozer have all signed elsewhere. Assuming LeBron signs elsewhere, the Nets will have $25 million left over. The Nets will need to examine the trade market.