Travis gets criticized for not being a good PF. While he's not your classic banger, let's look at how he compares to Rashard Lewis, another PF with a similar body morph and style. In fact, guess which player is which, based on basketball-reference.com comparison for last year.
This is organized by: stat, Player A, Player B. Is Player A or Player B Outlaw? The answer after the jump.
FGA/36: 13.7 13.6
FG%: .439 .453
3P%: .397 .377
FTA/36: 3.4 3.9
TRB/36: 5.7 5.3
PTS/36: 17.6 16.6
AST%: 12.5 6.3
TOV%; 11.6% 8.9%
USG%: 22.0 22.0The answer? Player B is Travis. But I find the numbers surprisingly similar. Both Travis and Lewis take shots at the same rate, rebound at the same rate, get fouled at the same rate, score at the same rate, and are "used" by their teams at the same rate. Outlaw shoots a better overall %, with Lewis shooting better at 3s. Lewis gets more assists (not surprisingly, not one of Travis' strengths), but Lewis also turns the ball over more (surprisingly, as we think of Travis as a turnover prone player).
The point of posing this as a question is to point out that from a stats perspective, Travis and Lewis are quite similar.