Report: Knicks to trade Travis Outlaw to Sixers for Arnett Moultrie
Travis Outlaw couldn’t stick in Sacramento last season (they were nearly four points worse per 100 possessions when he played) and after getting a look at him in training camp the Knicks decided they might just cut him loose and keep undrafted rookie Travis Wear.
Except the Knicks found a taker in a trade — the Philadelphia 76ers. A team that has no use for Outlaw either and will soon cut him free.
Marc Stein of ESPN broke the news.
ESPN sources say Knicks have agreed to terms to trade Travis Outlaw to Philly— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) October 27, 2014
Trade calls for Sixers to send Arnett Moultrie to New York and take in Travis Outalw, who is likely to be released by Philly— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) October 27, 2014
Philadelphia will get a future second-rounder from the Knicks as well as rights to swap another future second-rounder— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) October 27, 2014
UPDATE: New York acquired then instantly waived Arnett Moultrie. He could be destined for their D-League team.
The Knicks have Quincy Acy up front, he will get the minutes that it seemed Outlaw might get before camp opened.
Moultrie is unquestionably athletic but after a nice rookie season took a huge step back last season following ankle injuries. He had conditioning issues (and missed five games for a drug suspension last season) but looked a little better in the preseason, putting up solid lines. That was not enough.
What does Philadelphia get out of this? Picks. Sam Hinkie is still hoarding picks. And they get worse on the court. They have no real use for Outlaw, they are going to give frontline minutes to Nerlens Noel, Henry Sims, Malcolm Thomas (who they like) and Brandon Davies.
It’s not likely Outlaw — a stretch four who is a negative on both ends of the court at this point (although he can hit some threes) — will land another deal.