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C'mon Avery, Give Troy Murphy A Chance


Been reading the comment trail from tonight's game and couldn't help but notice the negative comments on Troy Murphy. I beg to differ. I was at the game, and both times that Murphy came into the game he gave the Nets offense a lift (did anyone notice that he had the 2nd most assists on the team in only 15 minutes of playing time?). Without him in the lineup, the defense can really sag and clog up the middle, and I think everyone saw how difficult it was to get the ball inside to Brook and how predictable and boring the offensive sets (if you can call them that) were. He's someone who can score from outside, actually put the ball on the floor and score inside, he understands spacing (something that a lot of our guys don't seem to get), and he makes good, crisp passes (something sorely lacking, especially with no TWill), My suggestion? forget about Petro, who is typically out of position on offense and winds up clogging things up, and play Murphy with Favors or Humphries at center if you don't want him to start. Unless he starts to get at least 25-30 minutes a game, you'll probably never see what he can do. Remember, at this point, Favors has NO shot and Humphries is reluctant to shoot from more than 10 feet (for good reason). If we started Murphy, then Brook could play closer to the basket and get more easey shots or some offensive rebounds and put-backs. I think everyone should hold off on the criticism until Murphy's been given a real chance to show us what he can do.

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