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Troy Murphy | Center/Forward | #6

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 5/2/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'11" / 245
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (14) / GS

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Troy Murphy is finishing his undergraduate degree at Columbia University and is on the dean's list.
While Murphy's post-retirement life has no bearing on fantasy rosters, his story is quite fascinating. He's working to complete a sociology degree and averaged a 3.80 last semester. The full story can be found in the link below, but one of the more humorous highlights was his response to what he missed most about the NBA. "I miss the socks," Murphy said. "The socks were unbelievable. There’s something about N.B.A. socks." Thu, Mar 26, 2015 11:29:00 AM
Source: NY Times

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Mavericks waived F/C Troy Murphy.

The move made room for Derek Fisher. Murphy has averaged 4.6 points and 3.5 rebounds in 14 games for Dallas this year.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 03:56:00 PM

The Mavericks will waive Troy Murphy to make room for Derek Fisher on the roster, a source tells ESPN Dallas.

Murphy's contract was not guaranteed so the move makes sense. Murphy will look to latch on with another team after his brief tenure in Dallas.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 12:19:00 PM

Troy Murphy could be the "odd man out" with the signing of Derek Fisher.

The Mavs will have to make a roster move to accommodate Fisher on the team, and with Murphy on a non-guaranteed deal, he could be shown the door.
Thu, Nov 29, 2012 08:48:00 AM

Troy Murphy (respiratory infection) played vs. the Lakers but went scoreless with just two rebounds in 14 minutes.

Murphy's defense is a known weakness and the Lakers' frontcourt would chew him up, whether or not he was slowed by his illness. He played under 18 minutes in one start this year for the Mavs and obviously isn't a fantasy asset in standard leagues.
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 11:26:00 PM

Troy Murphy missed Friday's practice with an upper respiratory illness, but he's expected to go through shootaround on Saturday.

The Mavs play the Lakers on Saturday, and it sounds like Murphy will be available. Owners in 12-14 team formats with Murphy on the roster should check back for another update before Saturday's game. Elton Brand's minutes would increase if Murphy can't play.
Fri, Nov 23, 2012 01:44:00 PM

Troy Murphy (illness) will not return to Wednesday's game due to an upper respiratory illness.

He got the start tonight and will exit with two points and five boards. He's only worth owning in 12- and 14-team leagues for owners that need threes and this news could help Elton Brand revive his seemingly dead fantasy value.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 09:44:00 PM

Troy Murphy will start at power forward for the Mavericks against the Knicks on Wednesday.

"Murphy’s doing what we got him to do," coach Rick Carlisle said. "That is to rebound and stretch the floor for us." Murphy is coming off a 12-point night on Monday and hit four triples. Meanwhile, Elton Brand has been a letdown with career lows in points and rebounds so far this year. Brand is on the chopping block and we'd consider Murphy as a speculative add in 12- or 14-team leagues for owners looking to increase their 3-point production.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 08:42:00 PM

Troy Murphy hit four 3-point buckets in Monday's overtime loss, finishing with 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting overall, four rebounds, four steals, and two blocks in 24 minutes.

This comes against the lax defense of the Warriors, so owners should keep that in mind as they evaluate. But with a decent eight-point, seven-rebound line that included two threes on Saturday, this didn't come out of nowhere. In a deep league, give him a look if you need threes.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 02:53:00 AM

Troy Murphy played 30 minutes off the bench and scored eight points, adding seven rebounds and two threes in Saturday's loss to the Bobcats.

His previous season-high was 19 minutes, so the double-digit increase is something worth keeping an eye on. The two triples make him an alluring target in deeper leagues, but he'll need to string together a couple nice games to warrant consideration in standard formats.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 11:17:00 PM

Troy Murphy made his Mavericks debut on Saturday, grabbing five rebounds without any shot attempts in nine minutes.

"I did things to try and stay in shape," Murphy said, referring to a lack of training camp or preseason work. "I haven’t practiced. But I’ve been running at the local health club. I don’t know if that translates real well." Mark Cuban explained that as opposed to Eddy Curry, Murphy can "spread the court and open things up for O.J. [Mayo] and Darren [Collison]."
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 03:40:00 AM

The Mavericks and Troy Murphy have agreed to a one-year deal.

This is another sign that indicates how worried Dallas might be about their health concerns in the frontcourt. Murphy doesn't really have value just yet, but since he shoots the three, he could emerge as a very deep league asset. Don't hold your breath, though.
Thu, Nov 1, 2012 08:02:00 PM

Troy Murphy turned down a recent offer from Real Madrid, reportedly saying that he wants to stay in the NBA.

Murphy's stock has declined precipitously in recent seasons, but when healthy he still has value as a floor-stretching PF with a nose for rebounds.
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 10:17:00 AM

The Lakers aren't expected to re-sign Troy Murphy next season.

Injuries have derailed Murphy's career in recent years, morphing him from a double-double machine with deadly 3-point range into a middling backup big man whose defensive flaws make him a liability.
Wed, May 23, 2012 03:32:00 PM

Troy Murphy (gastroenteritis) returned to action on Friday, playing 21 minutes with no points, two rebounds, two assists, and a steal.

Murphy needs an injury in the frontcourt to matter in fantasy leagues, and in all reality he probably needs two.
Sat, Jan 14, 2012 01:56:00 AM

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