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    http://insider.espn.go.com/nba/features/rumors

    According to The Star-Ledger, power forward Troy Murphy will "probably" be traded this season. Murphy lost his starting spot to Kris Humphries three games ago.

    Murphy was asked on Thursday if he wanted to be traded, but he didn't answer the question.

    "I'm just trying to get better every day," he said. "Just trying to improve every single day. Trying to improve, get better and better, (and) be a better player. Every day."

    Derrick Favors, the No. 3 pick in the June draft, will probably start at some point during the season, if he's not included in a trade for Carmelo Anthony. That is another reason why Murphy and his $11.9 million expiring contract could be dealt.

    According to the newspaper, head coach Avery Johnson has spoken twice to Murphy about the power forwards role with the team.

    "It's a game-by-game situation," Johnson said. "He worked hard in the weight room today, and we'll just keep it going day-to-day, game-by-game. We're going to communicate as much as we need to, and that's pretty much where we are right there."

    Murphy's agent, Dan Fegan, who also represents Humphries, is confident there will be a positive ending for the situation with the Nets.

    "Throughout his career, Troy has proven himself to be one of the very best 3-point shooting big men and one of the best rebounders. He still is," Fegan told the New York Post. "I have great respect for both Avery and Billy (GM King) and I am confident everything will work out."

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    Favors makes Murphy expendable

    "I thought [the Nets moving Murphy] would be the plan from Day 1. Humprhies is irrelevant to the discussion, but Favors' development should make it easy to move Murphy."

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    Default Re: Murphy on the Trade Block: ESPN Insider

    Well no ****.

    And didn't Murph lose his spot to Humphries due to injury?

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    Default Re: Murphy on the Trade Block: ESPN Insider

    I'll give them Solomon Jones straight up for Troy.

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    Default Re: Murphy on the Trade Block: ESPN Insider

    The trying to get better everyday statement sounds vaguely familiar.

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    The whole reason Troy was acquired by Jersey in the first place was for trading him and his expiring contract for a better player this season.

    NJ had the cap space, knew Troy was expiring and knew he would give them quality minutes while Favors develops. It's easier to package a player with a larger contract in a deal for someone like Melo, rather than gutting your roster to get close to matching up salaries.

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    Q: Would you trade Dunleavy for Murphy?
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    Q: Would you trade Dunleavy for Murphy?
    No.

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    Q: Would you trade Dunleavy for Murphy?
    I like Troy Murphy as a person. That being said, I wouldn't trade anyone on our roster for him.

    Addition by subtraction is still my belief on Murphy. The fact that we got our PG of the future in the same trade still makes me smile thinking about it.
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    Default Re: Murphy on the Trade Block: ESPN Insider

    He is not an answer to any teams PF issues.

    He's a good player to have off the bench on an already decent team with a good PF.

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    I'll give them Solomon Jones straight up for Troy.
    Oh dear god no. Financial repurcussions aside, why would you possibly want to give Jimmy his security blanket back?

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    Oh dear god no. Financial repurcussions aside, why would you possibly want to give Jimmy his security blanket back?

    Because he's better than Solomon Jones in every way?

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    Because he's better than Solomon Jones in every way?
    Except in defense where Solo is so much better than Murphy it about evens out...

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    Oh dear god no. Financial repurcussions aside, why would you possibly want to give Jimmy his security blanket back?

    Who doesn't love that warm and fuzzy feeling?

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    Who doesn't love that warm and fuzzy feeling?
    Hey now, I don't want to hear about Troy giving you a "warm and fuzzy".

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    Q: Would you trade Dunleavy for Murphy?
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    Where can I find that "I told you so" thread?

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    In a NY minute
    Bringing Murphy back would be like my worst nightmare coming true. There is a reason he isn't getting minutes in New Jersey.
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    Bringing Murphy back would be like my worst nightmare coming true. There is a reason he isn't getting minutes in New Jersey.
    I underrstand all that

    My point is I cant stand Dun the palyer, and also think he is redundant to what we have

    Its not about Murphy love, its I would ratehr have Murphy on the squad for one year than Dun

    I realise Jim would have an orgasm but I still think Troys skills are needed moe than Duns

    In fact I just cant stand Duns
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    http://www.hoopsworld.com/Story.asp?story_id=17953
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    Source: Murphy Not On Trade Block


    Troy Murphy is not on the trade block, says a source with knowledge of the situation. The Star-Ledger's Colin Stephenson reported earlier today that a source with "knowledge of the team's thinking" claimed the veteran power forward will "probably" be traded, but HOOPSWORLD has learned that is not the case.

    Murphy was acquired in August in four-team, five-player trade after spending the past four seasons in Indiana. He's averaged only 20.4 minutes in his five games this season due to a lingering foot injury. Coach Avery Johnson has been limiting Murphy's playing time as he continues to get into game shape.

    "It's a game-by-game situation,'' Johnson told reporters on Thursday. "He worked hard in the weight room today, and we'll just keep it going day-to-day, game-by-game.''

    Murphy, a native of New Jersey, is averaging 4.4 ppg and 5.2 rpg while making 27.3% of his 3-pointers this season, but his lifetime marks are 12 ppg, 8.6 rpg and he has a 39.3% clip from 3-point range. The 30-year-old former Notre Dame star is the Nets' highest-paid player ($11.96 million in 2010-2011), but his contract will expire after this season.
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    Suuuurrrree he's not on the block. We believe you.

    Troy hurts you in so many ways, not shown in the stat sheet.

    Nice guy, needs to find a specialist role with a really good team, where he is a perfect fit.

    He can NOT be one of your main guys though, I don't think he ever has been that kind of player.
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    Default Re: Murphy on the Trade Block: ESPN Insider

    I wouldn't want him back, as there's a risk O'Brien might start running our offensive system through him again

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    I wouldn't want him back, as there's a risk O'Brien might start running our offensive system through him again
    A risk? That's a certainty.

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    Uncle Buck made this quote in the James Posey thread "He knows how to play winning NBA basketball. I realize that sounds really simple, but that is hugely important."

    Well take that exact same line of thought turn it around and apply it to Murphy and it works just as well.

    Troy has never in the pro level been part of winning basketball. Not all his fault but hey you can't play 10 years and be a starter for a lot of those years and not take some of the blame.


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    Uncle Buck made this quote in the James Posey thread "He knows how to play winning NBA basketball. I realize that sounds really simple, but that is hugely important."

    Well take that exact same line of thought turn it around and apply it to Murphy and it works just as well.

    Troy has never in the pro level been part of winning basketball. Not all his fault but hey you can't play 10 years and be a starter for a lot of those years and not take some of the blame.
    So same would apply to Mike Dunleavy

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    Uncle Buck made this quote in the James Posey thread "He knows how to play winning NBA basketball. I realize that sounds really simple, but that is hugely important."

    Well take that exact same line of thought turn it around and apply it to Murphy and it works just as well.

    Troy has never in the pro level been part of winning basketball. Not all his fault but hey you can't play 10 years and be a starter for a lot of those years and not take some of the blame.

    Let's not go crazy here, even though I never like Troy I wouldn't say that he is not a winner or that he is a loser, is not his fault that he is been playing for so many bad teams.

    Posey is a winner because he was lucky enough to play with Shaq, Dwade,KG,Pierce and Ray Allen, KG got to lose a lot of games
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