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Monday, September 13, 2010
Outlaw primed for breakout year

By Jared Zwerling

Pop quiz: Who was the second high school player chosen in the 2003 NBA draft after LeBron James? If you guessed new Net Travis Outlaw, you're right. The Starkville High senior was selected by the Blazers with the 23 pick. Now, if you first look at his career scoring average of 9.5, you might say to yourself, "Eh." But if you then look at his minutes per game, 21.6, it'll make you think, Hmm, what if he got more burn? Well, the man they called "Mr. Fourth Quarter" in Portland should now be getting starter minutes in New Jersey. The team isn't paying him $35 million for bench contributions. That salary translates to "Mr. 48 Minutes." After suffering from a stress fracture in his foot last season, Outlaw could be a favorite for NBA Comeback Player of the Year (

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