I went to see the game tonight (another loss, they are 0-3 when I am in the house this year), and on the way home Kevin Lee made a few interesting remarks. He was commenting how he believed Troy, the way he played this season, was worth the money he was making. Now don't get me wrong, double double guys are rare, and Troy has had a career year, but I would highly disagree Troy is worth the money he is making despite his career year. Troy still has severe limitations in terms of foot speed as well as letting a role player like Verajo have an unbelievable night against him.
Overall I like Troy. If he was making 8 million dollars per season I would consider it a good investment. I just don't believe he is worth what he is getting paid due to his obvious and severe limitations on the defensive end.
Lee also discussed that if there was a significant trade Murphy would be a likely candidate to be shipped out. Again, with Murphy's large contract and two years remaining do you really see anyone who would view him as a valuable commodity and be willing to part with something significant in return? I had never thought that highly of Troy, am I off base here?