Normally when you think NBA Summer League, you think of top rookies trying to polish their games and career journeymen (or worse) trying to find their 12th man role on an NBA roster, so perhaps it’s not so odd that extreme disappointment, Travis Outlaw, wouldn’t mind suiting up in Vegas this Summer.
The NBA summer league usually is reserved for draft choices, young veterans working on their game or older players trying to return to the NBA.
So perhaps Travis Outlaw is on to something by telling coach Keith Smart he might join the Kings in Las Vegas in July.
“Depending on if I’m still in Sac, I may look into (summer league),” Outlaw said.
Oh, Travis – I don’t think you need to worry about if you’re still in Sacramento given you still have three years and $9 million dollars left on your contract.
For Outlaw (and the Kings, for that matter) it certainly wouldn’t hurt – maybe Outlaw finds the game that rewarded him with the lucrative contract dished out to him by the New Jersey Nets a few years back. Or more likely, he doesn’t – but finding a downside is difficult, other than the slight embarrassment he may feel.