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Nets 'probably' going to trade Troy Murphy

Posted on: November 19, 2010 12:26 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 8:54 pm
New Jersey Nets forward Troy Murphy looks headed for the trading block. Posted by Ben Golliver troy-murphy

When the New Jersey Nets traded for former Indiana Pacers power forward Troy Murphy this summer, there wasn't any preconceived notions about his future with the team. Carrying a massive expiring contract and still a productive player offensively, Murphy, on paper, was an ideal stop gap solution for the Nets as they waited for 2010 first round pick Derrick Favors to develop into the monster he is destined to become. 

Well, it hasn't worked out quite like that, because Murphy has been limited by injuries and Kris Humphries has emerged in the interim to take his minutes. Less than a month into the season, the Star-Ledger reports that Murphy is headed back for the trading block.
Troy Murphy, the Sparta-bred Delbarton grad who was acquired by the Nets over the summer, will “probably’’ be traded this season, according to a person with knowledge of the team’s thinking.
But in the last week, he has lost his starting job to Kris Humphries, who first started Nov. 10, when Murphy sat out a game in Cleveland because of a sore foot. Humphries played well that night, and coach Avery Johnson has kept him in the starting lineup for four straight games.
So what could the Nets get for Murphy? It's hard to say, as NBA executives are keen to note that expiring contracts like Murphy's don't always command the high value that public perception gives them. If I'm New Jersey, I'm targeting backcourt help, particularly a traditional bigger-bodied wing scorer. The Nets currently rank near the bottom of the league in offensive efficiency so that kind of a piece would be invaluable. The only question is, then, would be how bad of a salary are the Nets willing to take on in return for Murphy?

Since: Nov 19, 2010
Posted on: November 19, 2010 10:58 pm

Nets 'probably' going to trade Troy Murphy

I think he would be a great fit with the Magic, he can spread the floor, rebound well and I know they have plenty to trade for him.

Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: November 19, 2010 5:41 pm

Nets 'probably' going to trade Troy Murphy

If he is terrible and isn't worth his contract send him to the Sixers, we stink and clearly will take any player that will make us worse.

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 2:18 pm

If he could only stay healthy...........

Murphy is not a bad basketball player.  He is just injury prone.  When the guy is on the court, he is a couble double threat, and one of the best 3 point shooting big men in the NBA.  He is a heady, intelligent player, who hustles.  If he could only stay healthy...........

Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: November 19, 2010 2:05 pm

Nets 'probably' going to trade Troy Murphy

The Blazers, Hornets, and Suns all need to be making a move to get Murphy.  Based on salary, development of the Nets franchise, along with an expiring contract teams could get Murphy at a bargain.  Troy is still a double/double guy with an excellent outside shot that will benefit a contender.  Plus playing alongside a guy like Steve Nash or Chris Paul will only make him more dangerous. 

Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: November 19, 2010 1:24 pm

Nets 'probably' going to trade Troy Murphy

Murph would fit in fairly well with the Wiz.  Not sure who they would give up to get 'em but I think Murph would be a great addition to the frontcourt.  I would slide Blatche over to the 5 and insert Murph at the 4.  McGee can then come in with the 2nd unit and clean the glass and swat a few balls. 

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