The Knicks will keep Travis Wear on their 15-man roster and waive veteran Travis Outlaw, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told SNY.tv and The Knicks Blog.
"Travis Wear made the team," the source said. "They are cutting Outlaw."
The 6-foot-10 Wear out of UCLA has a contract worth $507,336, but the source said only $62,000 is guaranteed.
The 6-9 Outlaw is in the last year of a four-year, $12 million fully guaranteed deal and is owed $3 million.
Still, Wear has outplayed Outlaw so far in the triangle offense in the preseason, shooting 45 percent in five games.
“Travis [Wear] ia a really good player,” Knicks coach Derek Fisher said last weekend. “He works hard every single day. He has some natural talents and some natural gifts that you can’t coach. He’s extremely athletic and he has a feel for the game of basketball. He’s helped us in the minutes that he has gotten out on the floor.
“In terms of where he might fit into our roster, we’ll continue to evaluate that. We have a lot of veteran guys that are already on our roster and it might be tough for him to break through that but he has definitely proven in a short segment that he has some potential so we’re excited about it and we’ll try to make the best decision for him and the team going forward.”
Said Wear: “I don’t know what their idea is. There [are] 15 roster spots that are guaranteed at this point. I just don’t worry about that. I just try to go out and do the best I can.”