Kings add Travis Outlaw through waivers

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Kings add Travis Outlaw through waivers

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.

The 76ers select Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft

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The 76ers select Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft

With the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, the Philadelphia 76ers have selected point guard Markelle Fultz out of the University of Washington. 

Philadelphia acquired the top pick from Boston for the No. 3 pick in the 2017 draft, plus either a first-round pick in 2018 or 2019. 

Fultz averaged 23.2 points, 5.9 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game in 25 games played as a freshman.

 

Report: Galloway to opt out of deal, opening up more cap space for Kings

Report: Galloway to opt out of deal, opening up more cap space for Kings

SACRAMENTO -- In an unexpected move, published reports have Sacramento Kings guard Langston Galloway opting out of the final year of his contract that would have paid the 25-year-old $5.4 million next season.

Galloway was acquired by the Kings as part of the DeMarcus Cousins deal during All-Star weekend. The third-year pro averaged 6.0 points, 1.5 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 19 games for Sacramento, while shooting a robust 47.5 percent from long range.

With the move, Sacramento moves an estimated $56 million under the salary cap for the 2017-18 season with a team option on Arron Afflalo for $12.5 million with a $1.5 million buyout. If Afflalo isn’t retained, the Kings can move $67 million under the salary cap with just seven players under contract.

Galloway joins a growing list of veterans to leave the Kings since the end of the season. Rudy Gay declined his $14.3 million player option earlier in the month and Sacramento chose to waive forward Anthony Tolliver and pay his $2 million buyout instead of a $8 million contract for next year.

Mike Scotto of BasketballInsiders.com was first with the news.