Re: Troy Murphy
posted at 3/8/2011 2:34 AM EST
The Celtics are going to win the Championship this year.
They simply have the deepest most talented roster in the league.
Danny Ainge is the executive of the year for what he has done since the training deadline.
Troy Murphy is a solid NBA player. The reason why people dog him was because he was paid like a #1 or #2 scorer , a franchise cornerstone. Don't hate the guy because he had a great agent and Chris Mullin was a lousy GM for Golden State......Troy Murphy is a solid 7th to 10th man in the rotation for any team in the NBA (other than this years Celtics team)
On this team, he is insurance and with all the injuries - he is solid insurance.
He hasn't played much all year and his job is to get in shape over the last 20 games. Come playoff time he might get 10 minutes a game or less. He might not get any minutes some games. Bottom line - for minimum wage, for the last 20 games and the playoffs , he is a GREAT insurance policy.
In addition, the Celtics get to look at him and see if he fits in their plans for next season. Imagine if the Celtics had the same opportunity to look at Jermaine for the last 20 games of the season and the playoffs last season ? Do you think they would have given him a $12M/2yr deal ?
There's no downside to having Troy Murphy on the team for the stretch run and the playoffs. Let him eat up as many minutes as possible before the playoffs and have him ready if needed for the playoffs.
Why all the stupidity and whining about his performance when he's only been with the team for 3 games ? Heck, he's already given the team what Rasheed gave them all season last year. (which is not much).
How about giving the guy a couple of weeks to at least learn his role and see how he looks then ? They guy has always been a solid pro, let him shake off the rust before labeling him a bust, OK ?
What kind of drugs are all you negative people on ?
Fellowship Of The Miserable indeed !
I love the Troy Murphy move. What if Big Baby doesn't make it back at all ? They way he looked like he got injured on the way up was exactly the way Garnett looked when he got injured.
Chill out and enjoy the show...
The Celtics are going to win the championship !