Nets' Travis Outlaw out for 10 days

Updated: December 6, 2011, 5:21 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

New Jersey Nets small forward Travis Outlaw will be able to participate in contact drills in 10 days after an examination of his broken right shooting hand on Tuesday, the team announced.

Given that timeframe, Outlaw would miss the first week of training camp, which begins on Friday.

Nets team physician Dr. Riley Williams III and hand specialist Dr. Andrew Weiland examined Outlaw. He fractured his right hand nine weeks ago and had surgery at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo.

The Nets are still deciding whether to waive Outlaw via the amnesty clause. The 28-year-old, who shot a career-worst 37.5 percent in his first season in New Jersey, still has four years and $28 million remaining on his contract. If they cut Outlaw, the Nets would add $7 million in cap space.

ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported earlier Tuesday that NBA teams will get a seven-day window between the start of training camp (Dec. 9) and the first day of the regular season (Dec. 25) to either cut one player this season or carry the right into the 2012 offseason. Concrete dates have not been set at this point.

Outlaw averaged 9.2 points and shot 30.2 percent from 3-point range in 2010-11. He injured his hand in an offseason boxing workout, according to a report.

Mike Mazzeo is a regular contributor to ESPNNewYork.com.

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