Recently, Nets GM Billy King spoke to the YES Network’s Jessica Taff, and confirmed that the Nets are aggressively shopping Troy Murphy, and confident that they will be able to trade him before the deadline:
“Obviously, you know, I’m very focused on Troy. I feel bad for Troy in this situation, but I think something will come before the deadline.”
The 6-11 Murphy is a great rebounder and deadly three-point shooter, but has never been to the playoffs in nine seasons, and his lack of defensive ability or ball skills have caused him to fall out of favor with Avery Johnson. Murphy likely won’t be able to put a contending team over the top, but his ability to rebound and stretch the floor could be useful, and his $12 million salary comes off the books after this season, so some team may be willing to take Murphy off of King’s hands before the trade deadline.