The word out of practice yesterday was that Troy Murphy was “50-50” for his season debut tonight against Charlotte. Al Iannazzone talks to Avery Johnson about what Murphy’s return means to the Nets:
“He brings a lot of stability there,” Johnson said. “He’s a proven NBA starter. Now the thing for him is we want to get him a situation where he can be a proven valuable asset on a playoff team, somewhere down the line.”
Obviously, it’s most important that he’s healthy enough to go, but I’m excited to see what this team can do with Murphy in the fold. We really haven’t seen it yet, and I think there will be fewer offensive slumps with another shooter out there who will make teams pause about stacking the middle against Brook Lopez and Devin Harris.