Troy Murphy will be inactive Wednesday vs. the Jazz, Avery Johnson saying the 6'11" power forward with the $11.9 million contract is "not physically there" following his two preseason injuries. The groin strain and sore back kept him out of the weight room for 45 days, Johnson has said.
Murphy says he's fine with it, but HoopsWorld's Yannis Koutroupis thinks it's only a matter of time before Murphy's name starts to surface in trade rumors...beyond the Carmelo Anthony rumors.
Billy King, who accompanied the Nets on the West Coast trip, told Fred Kerber there are no plans to trade Murphy and suggested that once he's in better condition, Murphy could return to the starting lineup.
- NBA PM: Troy Murphy Available? - Yannis Koutroupis - HoopsWorld
- $12 million worth of Murphy on the inactive list tonight - Stefan Bondy - The InterNets
Murphy in limbo as Nets fall - Fred Kerber - New York Post