Travis Outlaw Shows His True Value With Sacramento Kings

By John Raffel
Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Outlaw came on incredibly strong late in the season for the Sacramento Kings and may have established a future for himself with the team.

The Kings were a strong team late in the season and Outlaw made some valuable contributions. He wound up averaging 5.3 points and 1.6 boards a game, but he had a strong close to his season.

One of Outlaw’s best games was the season finale against the Los Angeles Clippers in a 112-108 loss He was 5-of-10 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the free-throw line for 17 points. He also had four assists.

Outlaw had 6-of-11 shooting in the previous game against the Oklahoma City Thunder to pace a 15-point effort. He had three assists. The night before against the Houston Rockets, he scored 15 points again and had three assists.

In his last three games, Outlaw had only four combined turnovers. For the season he averaged half a turnover per game, which is impressive. He played in 37 games for the Kings and shot a respectable 41.8 percent from the floor.

Outlaw came to life late in the season but it’s possible he may get a good look by the Kings or another NBA squad for a prominent role next year

Outlaw’s best season was 2007-08 with the Portland Trail Blazers when he averaged 13.3 points and 4.6 points a game.

This marked Outlaw’s second season in Sacramento. While his numbers aren’t as high as they’ve been with previous teams, they’re still impressive enough for Outlaw to find an NBA home for a few more seasons.


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