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Troy Brandon Murphy (born May 2, 1980) is an American former professional basketball player who last played for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball
Association (NBA). Murphy was born in Morristown, New Jersey
Morristown, New Jersey
but grew up in Sparta Township.[1] He attended the Delbarton School
Delbarton School
and the University of Notre Dame, both Roman Catholic schools. At Notre Dame, he was a two-time consensus All-American before declaring himself for the 2001 NBA Draft.[2] He has since graduated from Columbia University.[3]


1 High school 2 College career 3 Professional career

3.1 Golden State Warriors 3.2 Indiana Pacers 3.3 New Jersey Nets 3.4 Trade to the Warriors 3.5 Boston Celtics 3.6 Los Angeles Lakers 3.7 Dallas Mavericks

4 Personal

4.1 Post-NBA

5 NBA career statistics

5.1 Regular season 5.2 Playoffs

6 References 7 External links

High school[edit]

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Murphy was a three-time all-county and two-time All-State performer for the Delbarton School
Delbarton School
in Morristown, New Jersey
Morristown, New Jersey
and coach Dan Whalen.[4] His breakout year was as a sophomore when he averaged 20.5 points per game and 11.8 rebounds, earning first team all-county honors. He followed up his sophomore year with a successful junior campaign, averaging 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds and All-State honors. His senior year would be his most successful season as he led Delbarton to a 20–6 record and the state quarterfinals. For the season he averaged 33.0 points per game (on 56.8 percent shooting), to lead the state in scoring along with 14.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game. At the end of the season he was named Morris County Player of the Year by the Newark Star-Ledger
and the most valuable player for his team at the prestigious Capital Classic in Washington, D.C. College career[edit]

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Murphy played college basketball at the University of Notre Dame. He led the Irish in scoring and rebounding in each of his three seasons, averaging 21.8 points and 9.2 rebounds during the 2000–01 campaign. A consensus first-team All-American as a junior and sophomore, he is one of 10 Irish players to earn consensus All-American honors (which includes six players named on more than one occasion). Murphy shared Big East Conference
Big East Conference
Player of the Year honors with Troy Bell of Boston College in 2001 and joined an elite group of four players—Chris Mullin (St. John's), Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing
(Georgetown) and Richard Hamilton (Connecticut)—as the only two-time winners of the award. He was named to the John R. Wooden Award All-America Team for the second consecutive year, finished fifth in the balloting for the Wooden Award and was among the top three finalists for the Naismith player-of-the-year honor. A first-team all-Big East selection for two seasons, Murphy also was named the Big East Rookie of the Year in 1999. He became just the fifth player in Notre Dame history to score more than 2,000 career points and finished his career fifth on the all-time scoring list with 2,011 points. Murphy is the only player to score more than 2,000 points and grab more than 900 rebounds (924) in 94 career games. He left Notre Dame with career averages of 21.4 points and 9.8 rebounds. Murphy was a starter in 93 games during his career and scored in double figures in 92 of those 94 contests. In addition to finishing fifth on the all-time career scoring list, upon his departure from the University, he ranked second in blocked shots (126), free throws made (587) and free throws attempted (755), sixth in rebounding and field goals made (680) and ninth in field goals attempted (1,370).[5] On January 23, 2016, Murphy was inducted into Notre Dame's Ring of Honor.[citation needed] Professional career[edit] Golden State Warriors[edit]

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Murphy was selected 14th overall in the 2001 NBA Draft
2001 NBA Draft
by the Golden State Warriors. After starting slowly, he showed promise toward the end of the season. He realized this promise in his second pro season, averaging a double-double – 11.7 pts and 10.2 boards – and finishing second in Most Improved Player voting. He also started the Rookie Challenge
Rookie Challenge
as the Sophomores' power forward. However, his three-point shooting that was a huge part of his college success was nearly absent, as he only attempted 14 three-pointers during the year, making five. He spent the next offseason working extensively on his outside shooting; however, he never got much of a chance to test out his new jumper in 2003–04 after a series of injuries limited him to 28 games, with no starts. However, he did attempt 17 threes in those games. With that part of his arsenal seemingly ready to go, Murphy spent the following offseason working on strength and conditioning as he looked to be a more well-rounded and complete player. While he had one injury scare the next season, he played in 70 games, and rediscovered his three-point shot, attempting nearly three per game. He averaged 15.4 points and 10.8 rebounds and finished 22nd in Western Conference All-Star voting that year. His numbers dropped off slightly in 2005–06 to 14.0 and 10.0 per game. Indiana Pacers[edit] On January 17, 2007, Murphy was involved in a 8-player trade that sent him, Mike Dunleavy Jr., Ike Diogu, and Keith McLeod to the Indiana Pacers for Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, and Josh Powell.[6] During his time with the Pacers, Murphy's three point shot improved even more. Against the Utah Jazz
Utah Jazz
on March 10, 2009, Murphy made seven out of his first eight three pointers in the first half. New Jersey Nets[edit] On August 11, 2010, the Pacers traded Murphy to the New Jersey Nets
New Jersey Nets
in a four-team, five-player deal.[7] Trade to the Warriors[edit] On February 23, 2011, the Warriors reacquired Murphy and a second round pick in exchange for Brandan Wright
Brandan Wright
and Dan Gadzuric.[8] On February 27, Murphy and the Warriors reached a buyout agreement. He was waived in time to be playoff-eligible for a new team.[9][10] Boston Celtics[edit]

Murphy with the Celtics

On March 2, 2011, Murphy signed with the Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics
for the remainder of the 2010-11 NBA season.[11] On April 22, 2011, Murphy played in his first career playoff game, a first-round game against the New York Knicks.[citation needed] Los Angeles Lakers[edit] On December 17, 2011, Murphy signed with the Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers
for the 2011-12 NBA season.[12] Over the season, he averaged 3.2 points in 16.2 minutes per game.[citation needed] Dallas Mavericks[edit] On November 2, 2012, Murphy signed with the Dallas Mavericks
Dallas Mavericks
for the 2012–13 NBA season, replacing Eddy Curry.[13] He was waived on November 29 when Dallas signed guard Derek Fisher.[14] Personal[edit] Post-NBA[edit] Murphy earned $66,000,000 in his NBA career.[15][16] He then attended Columbia University
Columbia University
School of General Studies, pursuing a degree in sociology.[2] Murphy maintained a 3.8 GPA and made the dean's list, according to The New York Times. He has since graduated.[2][15] NBA career statistics[edit]


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game

 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw
Free throw

 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game

 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]


2001–02 Golden State 82 4 17.7 .421 .333 .776 3.9 .9 .4 .3 5.9

2002–03 Golden State 79 79 31.8 .451 .214 .841 10.2 1.3 .8 .4 11.7

2003–04 Golden State 28 0 21.8 .440 .294 .750 6.2 .7 .4 .6 10.0

2004–05 Golden State 70 69 33.9 .414 .399 .730 10.8 1.4 .8 .5 15.4

2005–06 Golden State 74 74 34.0 .433 .320 .787 10.0 1.4 .6 .4 14.0

2006–07 Golden State 26 17 25.7 .450 .373 .712 6.0 2.3 .8 .7 8.9

2006–07 Indiana 42 31 28.2 .461 .409 .772 6.1 1.6 .6 .6 11.1

2007–08 Indiana 75 61 28.1 .455 .398 .797 7.2 2.2 .7 .4 12.2

2008–09 Indiana 73 73 34.0 .475 .450 .826 11.8 2.4 .8 .5 14.3

2009–10 Indiana 72 69 32.6 .472 .384 .798 10.2 2.1 1.0 .5 14.6

2010–11 New Jersey 18 4 16.0 .342 .174 .529 4.2 .9 .4 .1 3.6

2010–11 Boston 17 0 10.5 .421 .100 .846 2.2 .4 .5 .1 2.6

2011–12 L.A. Lakers 59 0 16.2 .450 .418 .667 3.2 .9 .3 .3 3.2

2012–13 Dallas 14 1 18.3 .361 .314 .909 3.5 .5 .7 .4 4.6

Career 729 482 27.3 .445 .388 .785 7.8 1.5 .7 .4 10.8



2011 Boston 1 0 3.0 .000 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0

2012 L.A. Lakers 4 0 3.8 1.000 1.000 .000 .8 .0 .0 .0 .8

Career 5 0 3.4 1.000 1.000 .000 .8 .0 .0 .0 .6


^ Brown, Clifton. "COLLEGE BASKETBALL; The Irish Pound Rutgers To Win Eighth in a Row", The New York Times, February 15, 2001; accessed October 4, 2008. "It was a happy homecoming for Notre Dame's star junior forward, Troy Murphy
Troy Murphy
(18 points, 5 rebounds), a native of Sparta, N.J." ^ a b c Stephenson, Colin. "Delbarton product Troy Murphy
Troy Murphy
starts in Nets debut", The Star-Ledger, November 4, 2010; accessed February 15, 2011. ^ Columbia Daily Spectator (April 27, 2014). "Troy Murphy, former NBA player, talks transition into Columbia life" – via YouTube.  ^ Noie, Tom. "Notre Dame's Dynamic Duo – Troy Murphy
Troy Murphy
and Ruth Riley expected to boost both the men's and women's basketball teams at Notre Dame", Basketball
Digest, January 2001; accessed May 29, 2007. "Such push stems from Murphy's high school days at the exclusive Delbarton School
Delbarton School
in Morristown, N.J." ^ "Murphy Declares For The Draft".  ^ "Pacers, Warriors announce 8-player deal". Associated Press. 2007-01-17. Retrieved 2007-12-23.  ^ "Pacers get Collison from Hornets in 4-team trade". NBA.com. August 11, 2010. Archived from the original on May 30, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2010.  ^ "Warriors Acquire Troy Murphy
Troy Murphy
And 2012 Second Round Draft Pick From New Jersey". NBA.com. 2011-02-23. Retrieved January 2, 2018.  ^ Kawakami, Tim (February 27, 2011). "Breaking news: Warriors buy out Troy Murphy
Troy Murphy
(and why it's a wise move)". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved February 28, 2011. Murphy had to be waived before Tuesday to remain eligible for a playoff roster on a new team. CLARIFICATION: There is a later deadline for signing with a new team.  ^ "Warriors, Murphy reach buyout agreement". NBA.com. Associated Press. February 28, 2011. Archived from the original on March 3, 2011. Retrieved February 28, 2011.  ^ "Celtics Sign Troy Murphy". Nba.com. Retrieved 2012-08-03.  ^ "Lakers Sign Troy Murphy". NBA.com. 2011-12-18. Retrieved 2012-08-03.  ^ Tim MacMahon. "Mavs make Troy Murphy, Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry
moves official". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-11-02.  ^ "Mavericks sign free-agent guard Derek Fisher; Waive Troy Murphy". nba.com. November 29, 2012. Archived from the original on November 29, 2012.  ^ a b Ken, Andrew (March 25, 2015). "A Big Man in the N.B.A., but Not on Campus at Columbia". The New York Times. Retrieved April 8, 2015.  ^ Profile, businessinsider.com; accessed January 2, 2018.

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2001 NBA draft

First round

Kwame Brown Tyson Chandler Pau Gasol Eddy Curry Jason Richardson Shane Battier Eddie Griffin DeSagana Diop Rodney White Joe Johnson Kedrick Brown Vladimir Radmanović Richard Jefferson Troy Murphy Steven Hunter Kirk Haston Michael Bradley Jason Collins Zach Randolph Brendan Haywood Joseph Forte Jeryl Sasser Brandon Armstrong Raül López Gerald Wallace Samuel Dalembert Jamaal Tinsley Tony Parker

Second round

Trenton Hassell Gilbert Arenas Omar Cook Will Solomon Terence Morris Brian Scalabrine Jeff Trepagnier Damone Brown Mehmet Okur Michael Wright Earl Watson Jamison Brewer Bobby Simmons Eric Chenowith Kyle Hill Sean Lampley Loren Woods Ousmane Cisse Antonis Fotsis Ken Johnson Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje Alton Ford Andre Hutson Jarron Collins Kenny Satterfield Maurice Jeffers Robertas Javtokas Alvin Jones Bryan Bracey

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2000 NCAA Men's Basketball
Consensus All-Americans

First Team

Chris Carrawell Marcus Fizer A. J. Guyton Kenyon Martin Chris Mihm Troy Murphy

Second Team

Courtney Alexander Shane Battier Mateen Cleaves Scoonie Penn Morris Peterson Stromile Swift

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2001 NCAA Men's Basketball
Consensus All-Americans

First Team

Shane Battier Joseph Forte Casey Jacobsen Troy Murphy Jason Williams

Second Team

Troy Bell Michael Bradley Tayshaun Prince Jason Richardson Jamaal Tinsley

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Big East Conference
Big East Conference
Men's Basketball
Player of the Year

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