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    For what it's worth, Troy Murphy played his butt off for us, upped his trade value, didn't complain publically, and put up great numbers.

    He managed to turn himself into Collison and Posey, and was a great person and model citizen, did not get into trouble.

    His three's and shooting kept us in games, and his ability as a stretch four is top notch. Hopefully he'll make the playoffs one day- as much as we can hate him as a player, he is a good person and deserves some success.


    At the very least, I will never forget this moment.

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    Not as bad as we like to say he is.

    I'm glad he's gone only for the youth on the team. I think he liked being here and played hard every game.

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    I'll miss Murph. alot. Good Luck back home in Jersey Troy!

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    His trailing three-point shot from the top was the best money play the Pacers had either last season or the year before. I was there when he hit, I think, seven 3s in a row against Utah.


    When you look at the All-time Pacers stuff that Jose Slaughter has posted recently, there's no reason to dispute that Troy Murphy is one of the All-Time Pacers.

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    Default Re: Troy Murphy Appreciation Thread

    This thread is like when a degenerate, drug addict third cousin that nobody likes dies, and we all have to pretend like he was a good person and we are going to miss him. About 85% of this board hated Murphy with the fire of a thousand suns, so I'm interested to see these feigned kind words spewed his way.

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    I can't say much good about his game, however.. he is a real professional when it comes to how to conduct yourself and being a good teammate.

    I'm glad he got traded to a good up and coming team where he will automatically start and maybe even lead the team in points. Plus it's home for him. I bet he is cool with that.

    I totally expect him to put up all star fantasy numbers next year and get a big contract afterwards.

    Good luck Troy.

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    He seemed like a good teammate.

    He couldn't play defense to save his life.

    Good bye Murph.

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    Or....it's like family members shun a guy for stealing a candy bar at Walmart and accuse him of "disrupting the economic system" and having "insanely low character, you should go down with Enron!" yet when he gets traded away can realize that in the big scheme of things, he wasn't too bad a guy.

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    In Troy Murphy's brief stint w/the Pacers, I have enjoyed watching him play. His shot was ugly from downtown (I always considered it to be rather flat...very little arch to it), but it was money on most nights.

    I will always see him as a "team player" despite his reluctance to play more inside the paint. He's certainly not your proto-typical Power-Forward, but he was effective in this offense. This I don't think anyone can deny.

    So, to Troy Murphy, I wish you well. You were an asset to this team far more than most people would give you credit.

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    This thread is like when a degenerate, drug addict third cousin that nobody likes dies, and we all have to pretend like he was a good person and we are going to miss him. About 85% of this board hated Murphy with the fire of a thousand suns, so I'm interested to see these feigned kind words spewed his way.

    Spot on.

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    Thanks for your time here Troy, it was appreciated, you are a very good player.
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    Troy seems like a good guy, but....

    Good riddance.

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    I seriously doubt anyone hated Troy. Troy wasn't the problem. Jim was (is) the problem.

    Troy is Troy. There's no way around it. He has his short comings, and he has his benefits. Put him in the right situation, and he will be a killer coming off the bench. But if you need him to be a starting/vital role, then you're in trouble. That's not Troy's fault. I don't prefer his game, but he's a very useful tool in the toolbox.

    It's like when you have two friends of the opposite sex that date. When they're "off" you like them both, but when they are "on" they just magnify each other's crazy side. That's Troy and JOb. The combination is what was so damn awful, not each person independently.

    I'm actually very excited to see what happens with this team. Part of me says "Oh Nos!!!!! SMALL BALL!!!" The other is cautiously optimistic that the gameplan will be switched up. But this isn't the place for that.


    Good luck, Troy. I hope you play well in NJ, but not too well. You are what you are, and I really can't fault you for that. You played hard, and played to your utmost ability (I really think he did) and that's all that can be asked of.

    Safe flight.

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    This thread is like when a degenerate, drug addict third cousin that nobody likes dies, and we all have to pretend like he was a good person and we are going to miss him. About 85% of this board hated Murphy with the fire of a thousand suns, so I'm interested to see these feigned kind words spewed his way.

    Nonsense. The people who've posted so far have had a balanced view of Murphy all along.



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    Troy, I thank you so much for your game-winning tip-in against the Lakers in the 08-09 season!!! You did keep us in many games with your 3-point shooting, but even though you played no defense, it was nice having you around and I wish you the best of luck in New Jersey, your home-state. Don't torch us too bad when we play the Nets this season!!!!!! lol

    I won't ever forget that tip-in against the Lakers though...wow that was an amazing moment. Also, thanks for all the autographs you have signed for me the past few years. Oh, and thanks for not starting any fights or getting involved in any shootings off of the court!

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    I very much appreciate his departure...too bad the coach isn't also going!

    Seriously though I do appreciate his effort, hustle, and hard work. His skill set was just not a good value for a 12M dollar salary. I would love Troy as a 4M player.
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    This thread is like when a degenerate, drug addict third cousin that nobody likes dies, and we all have to pretend like he was a good person and we are going to miss him. About 85% of this board hated Murphy with the fire of a thousand suns, so I'm interested to see these feigned kind words spewed his way.
    Hahaha true true but i'm a really Troy Murphy fan!

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    Good Luck in Jersey Troy.
    Thanks for beeing the guy who brought us Collison.

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    I appreciate what Troy did, but his time here was done.

    Wishing you nothing but the best in NJ Troy

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    I liked Troy...a lot. I wish we would've made the playoffs with him just once, though.

    Godspeed, Troy!

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    Hahaha true true but i'm a really Troy Murphy fan!
    It's interesting to me that Avery Johnson supposedly coveted Murphy. From what I understand, Avery is a big "defense first" guy, and we all know he couldn't guard a blind Golden Retriever effectively. Maybe it's buying a years worth of growth from Favors while keeping the team relatively competitive.

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    I won't miss him one bit

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    Murphy may make the playoffs next to Devin Harris, especially with a coach who covets defense. Should be interesting whether the Pacers or Nets end up with the better record this year with the tanking incentive removed from the Nets.

    Thank you for your service, T-Murda. Best of luck with a coach who will be more likely to use you as a big who can shoot 3's as opposed to a 3 pt shooter who just happens to be big.

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    I've hung out with Troy quite a few times. Couldn't ask for a better guy.

    And I couldn't be happier that he is gone. Good riddance doesn't say it enough.
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    It's interesting to me that Avery Johnson supposedly coveted Murphy. From what I understand, Avery is a big "defense first" guy, and we all know he couldn't guard a blind Golden Retriever effectively. Maybe it's buying a years worth of growth from Favors while keeping the team relatively competitive.
    Yeah, also allows him to have more floor spacing and play a dirk lite role.

    also allows lopez to focus more on post offense and not his midrange game, and also takes some burden off of him as the sole rebounder.

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