Troy Murphy PF/C DAL Sep 30 '78

Troy Murphy was claimed off waivers by DAL on Wednesday December 19.

Troy Murphy PF/C DAL Sep 09 '78

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.

Troy Murphy PF/C DAL Sep 09 '78

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.

Troy Murphy PF/C DAL Sep 09 '78

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.

Troy Murphy PF/C DAL Sep 05 '78

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.

Troy Murphy PF/C DAL Sep 03 '78

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.

Troy Murphy PF/C DAL Sep 02 '78

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.

Troy Murphy PF/C DAL Sep 02 '78

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.

Troy Murphy PF/C DAL Aug 31 '78

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.

Troy Murphy PF/C DAL Aug 22 '78

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

He 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.