The Kings added forward Travis Outlaw to their roster Saturday, after the New Jersey Nets took advantage of the NBA's new amnesty clause, waiving Outlaw. Below is the official press release the Kings sent out:
SACRAMENTO -- The Sacramento Kings today were awarded forward Travis Outlaw on a waiver claim under the NBAs new amnesty waiver procedure, according to Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 6-9, 207-pound forward was waived by New Jersey on December 15, 2011, and designated as the teams amnesty player. Signed by the Nets as a free agent on July 14, 2010, Outlaw averaged 9.2 points and 4.0 rebounds in 28.8 minutes per game in 82 games, starting 55 of those contests last season.
Outlaw is entering his ninth NBA season, having played in 482 career games with Portland, LA Clippers and New Jersey. His career averages are 9.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 22.9 minutes per game.
In their search for Scott Perry's replacement, the Kings have spoken with the former GM of the Orlando Magic.
Otis Smith, who served as the Magic GM from 2006 to 2012, reportedly met with the Kings about their recently-vacated VP of basketball operations job.
News of the meeting for was first reported by ESPN.
Perry left the Kings this month to become the GM of the Knicks.
Smith has ties to Northern California. As a player, Smith's rights were sold by the Nuggets to the Warriors in 1987. He played in 137 games over two seasons with the Warriors.
After his playing days were over, Smith joined the Warriors' front office as the executive director of basketball operations.
Currently, Smith is the director of player development and an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons.
Jimmer Fredette is reportedly going back to China.
Fredette agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Shanghai Sharks worth $1.8 million annually, according to David Pick.
Fredette has accrued five years of NBA service.
The minimum NBA salary for Fredette in 2017-18 would be...
The Kings selected Fredette with the 10th overall pick in the 2011 draft.
He averaged 7.6 points per game as a rookie and 7.2 points in Year 2.
Sacramento waived Fredette in February 2014.
Over 50 games with the Pelicans in 2014-15, he averaged 3.6 points per game and shot below 19 percent from deep.
He did not see any action against the Warriors in the opening round of the 2015 playoffs.
In China last year, Fredette averaged 37.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest.
He scored 73 points on Feb. 19.