Travis Outlaw Traded to 76ers: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

The Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks have agreed to a trade that sends Travis Outlaw to Philadelphia in exchange for Arnett Moultrie and a draft pick.    

Marc Stein of ESPN provided specifics on the trade between the two teams:

The Knicks later confirmed the deal, adding that Moultrie has been waived:

Ian Begley of ESPN reported on why the Knicks waived Moultrie:

Outlaw, 30, played in 63 games last season with the Sacramento Kings, contributing 5.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. If reports from Stein are true, the small forward might be looking for a new home soon regardless of his play on the court.    

It was reported over the weekend that the Knicks were likely to part ways with Outlaw to keep Travis Wear, per Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com. Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News offered his take on the move:

Essentially, the Knicks shed $3 million by trading Outlaw, per Spotrac, and are looking toward the future.

Moultrie had a limited role with Philly. The 2012 first-round pick has averaged just 3.6 points and 3.1 rebounds while playing in 59 games during his first two seasons in the NBA.

For Outlaw, the 12th-year player isn’t likely to stick around with the Sixers. He has never been a consistent starter, but adds depth and has averaged double-digit points twice in his career.

 

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Knicks trade Travis Outlaw to 76ers

The New York Knicks will trade veteran forward Travis Outlaw to the Philadelphia 76ers to create the roster room needed to keep undrafted rookie forward Travis Wear, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein.   The Knicks also sent a 2019 second-round pick to the Sixers and agreed to swap rights on another future‎ second-rounder. Wear, undrafted out of UCLA, had a strong training camp and played his way onto the Knicks’ roster. “Travis Wear is another impressive rookie,” Knicks president Phil Jackson said recently. “He’s 6-10 with a terrific handle, outstanding athleticism and a nice touch from beyond the arc. He was overshadowed at UCLA, but has the skill set to play every position from 1 to 4. We’ll eventually place him in the D-League, where his possible NBA future solely depends on his ability to learn how to defend.” The Sixers sent Arnett Moultrie as part of the transaction.  He has been waived by the Knicks. Outlaw, drafted by Portland with the No. 23 overall pick in 2003, was acquired

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76ers Acquire Travis Outlaw, Put Player out of NBA for 7 Seasons on Website

It’s not going to be a pretty season for the Philadelphia 76ers, who are expected to contend for another lottery pick after this year, but even they probably wouldn’t be interested in signing someone who hasn’t played in seven years.

On the team’s official NBA.com roster, the 76ers had the wrong picture for Travis Outlaw, whom the team had just acquired from the New York Knicks via trade. Instead, they used a picture of Bo Outlaw, a 43-year-old former NBA player who last played in 2007.

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Marquis Teague Waived by 76ers: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Marquis Teague‘s stint with the Philadelphia 76ers lasted barely through the weekend. The Sixers waived him Monday after he was acquired in a trade from Brooklyn Friday.      

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported the news, adding that Elliot Williams was waived:

Teague played 67 games in his first season-plus for a then-depleted Bulls lineup, even starting three games in his sophomore 2013-14 campaign. But he didn’t last in Chicago, with his field-goal percentage dropping from .381 as a rookie to .319 in his second year. He went back and forth in the D-League until the Bulls traded him to Brooklyn in January.

The point guard was moved again Friday in a deal sending Casper Ware to Brooklyn, with the potential of cracking the rotation on a youthful and wide-open 76ers roster. He was excited at the time, per his Twitter:

Philadelphia head coach Brett Brown liked what he saw from Teague and wanted to see more after the trade, but that apparently only took a few days.

“He is a young talent with lots of potential,” Brown told CSNPhilly.com’s Dei Lynam. “The trick for him in the future is controlling his speed. Knowing how to not play in a crowd and play too fast, learning how to slow the game down in his mind and body. Pace can get the better of most people, but let’s face it speed is a gift. How you tap into it is the true test.”

The Sixers are just the latest club to acquire Teague hoping for him to assume a role in the rotation, only to find a new plan. It’s not hard to see why they’ve all been high on his potential—after being one of the top high school players in the country, a sparkling freshman season of college with Kentucky propelled him to the 29th overall pick in 2012.

Joshua Newman of SNYtv thought back on how Teague could have benefited from a few more years in college, but ESPN’s Amin Elhassan noted hindsight is 20-20:

Either way, things aren’t looking up for the youngster as he is without a NBA home for the first time in his career. Matt Jones of KentuckySportsRadio.com chimed in:

Being without a roster spot—and recently waived by one of the NBA’s worst teams—isn’t where you want to be on the eve of the regular season, but he still has a chance to be picked up on waivers. It wouldn’t be surprising if he landed a spot in the D-League considering his extensive experience in just two seasons.

However, Philadelphia figured to be an ideal fit for both Teague and the 76ers. Not only would it have given him the opportunity to prove himself with extended minutes, but it also would have given the team a chance to inject some more youthful energy.

Now, Teague will be looking for a new organization to give him that opportunity. 

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Marquis Teague to 76ers: Latest Trade Details, Analysis and Reaction

The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a trade that will send Marquis Teague to the City of Brotherly Love.

Per Rod Boone of Newsday, the Nets will receive Casper Ware and a second-round pick in the 2019 draft in exchange for Teague:

The move was officially confirmed by the Nets and general manager Billy King on NBA.com:

The Brooklyn Nets have traded guard Marquis Teague, along with the 2019 second round draft pick that was obtained from Milwaukee this past June, to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for guard Casper Ware, Nets General Manager Billy King announced today.

The 76ers continue to be a franchise that’s hard to figure out. Their drafts on paper have looked good with Nerlens Noel and Joel Embiid representing a huge part of the future, but Noel missed all of last season and no one has a definitive answer if Embiid will play this season. 

Teague certainly isn’t going to change their fortunes. He’s averaged 2.3 points on 34.9 percent shooting in two seasons. Tim Bontemps of The New York Post noted during a Nets preseason game on October 22 that Teague looked as bad as his regular season stats suggest:

The upside is Teague is only 21 years old and two years removed from being a first-round pick by the Chicago Bulls. He should get an opportunity to play with a Philadelphia team that needs bodies to fill out a roster and make it through 82 games. 

It’s not a move that will dramatically change the fortunes of the Nets or 76ers, but neither side is assuming that much risk. The 76ers gain some upside, however small it might be. 

 

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Pistons beat 76ers behind 19 from Kyle Singler (Yahoo Sports)

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 23: Kyle Singler #25 of the Detroit Pistons prepares to shoot a free throw against the Philadelphia 76ers during the game on October 23, 2014 at the The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Kyle Singler scored 19 points and Josh Smith added 17 points and 10 rebounds as the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-103 in an exhibition game Thursday night.


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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons 10/23/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Detroit Pistons looked to score a preseason win on Thursday night, when they faced the Philadelphia 76ers. The Pistons looked to control the game with their dominant front court of Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith, but faced a tough test from a rebuilding Sixers squad.

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Pistons’ Josh Smith Dunks over 76ers’ Nerlens Noel

Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel is finally starting to get some playing time in the NBA after missing his rookie season, but he probably wasn’t expecting plays like this to happen over him.

During Thursday night’s preseason game against the Detroit Pistons, Josh Smith drove to the basket and dunked over Noel, letting him know that this isn’t college anymore.

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Plumlee lifts Nets to 99-88 win over 76ers (Yahoo Sports)

BROOKLYN, NY - OCTOBER 20: Mason Plumlee #1 of the Brooklyn Nets dunks during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on October 20, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Nat Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mason Plumlee had 20 points and 17 rebounds to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 99-88 on Monday night.


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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets 10/20/14: Video Highlights and Recap

The Brooklyn Nets looked to continue their strong preseason Monday night when they took on the Philadelphia 76ers. The Nets’ veteran roster looked to continue its early success against a young, rebuilding Sixers squad.

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