OAKLAND With roster space and plenty of room under the salary cap, the Kings added another player Saturday.
The Kings were awarded forward Travis Outlaw in a waiver claim under the NBA's amnesty waiver procedure Saturday.
Teams under the salary cap are allowed to bid on players who are waived to keep their salaries from counting against the cap. The team that waived the player pays the difference in salary.
Outlaw signed a five-year contract worth $35 million with the New Jersey Nets last season. The Kings did not disclose how much they bid for Outlaw, though a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed reports the bid was $3 million a season.
Outlaw had been rumored to be a possibility to be waived under the amnesty clause. The Nets did so Friday, the last day players could be waived under the clause.
"It got a little nerve-racking," said Outlaw's agent, Bill Duffy. "But he's familiar with the West, having played for Portland."
Outlaw, 27, was drafted by the Trail Blazers in 2003. He was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers with Steve Blake for Marcus Camby on Feb. 6, 2010.
Outlaw suffered a broken right wrist in a boxing workout during the lockout. Duffy said Outlaw would be in Sacramento in the next day or two and that his wrist is OK.
"He actually started practicing," Duffy said. "The day he got amnestied is the day he got clearance."
Outlaw (6-foot-9, 207 pounds) is entering his ninth season out of Starksville (Miss.) High School. He has averaged 9.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in his career.
Outlaw averaged 9.2 points and four rebounds in 82 games (55 starts) for the Nets last season.
Duffy said the Kings' new offense is "a good fit" for Outlaw.
Outlaw figures to be the final roster addition for a team that was looking for more veterans.
The Kings were interested in free-agent forward Andrei Kirilenko if he decided to play in the NBA this season. He is playing for CSKA Moscow.
The Kings likely will have Outlaw do what Kirilenko would have been asked to do, but at a much lower cost. Kirilenko, 30, reportedly wants $9 million per season to leave Russia.
Sacramento also pursued free-agent guard Jamal Crawford, who signed with Portland.
The Kings now have 14 guaranteed contracts. NBA teams can carry 15 players on their roster.