Travis Outlaw can return Friday

Updated: December 14, 2011, 12:47 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New Jersey Nets small forward Travis Outlaw will be cleared for contact practice on Friday. He was originally ruled out of Saturday's preseason game against the New York Knicks, but coach Avery Johnson said he may play -- assuming he's still on the roster.

"You never know," Johnson said. "It's a possibility."

Outlaw is a prime candidate to be waived via the one-time amnesty clause, and the deadline for that is Friday. Otherwise, the Nets won't be able to use ...

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