HoopsHype Erik Murphy rumors

April 22, 2014 Updates

The Finns, meanwhile, have announced a 26-strong preliminary squad for this summer. Finland preliminary squad for FIBA Baskeball World Cup: Roope Ahonen, Joonas Caven, Samuel Haanpaa, Shawn Huff, Antti Kanervo, Ville Kaunisto, Mikko Koivisto, Petteri Koponen, Tuukka Kotti, Gerald Lee Jr, Antero Lehto, Carl Lindbom, Oskar Michelsen, Alex Murphy, Erik Murphy, Kiummo Muurinen, Vesa Makalainen, Hanno Mottola, Antto Nikkarinen, Antti Nikkila, Matti Nuutinen, Anton Odabasi, Julius Rajala, Teemu Rannikko, Sasu Salin and Samuli Vanttaja. FIBA.com

April 6, 2014 Updates
April 5, 2014 Updates

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has claimed rookie forward Erik Murphy off waivers from Chicago. In a related move, the Jazz requested waivers on center Andris Biedrins. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Following the moves, the Jazz roster remains at 15 players. The 23-year-old Murphy (6-10, 230, Florida) was waived by Chicago on April 3 after appearing in 24 games for the Bulls, averaging 2.6 minutes per contest. He was selected by Chicago in the second round (49th overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft. NBA.com

The Utah Jazz claimed forward Erik Murphy on waivers Saturday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Chicago Bulls released Murphy on Thursday, choosing to use his roster spot for a perimeter player to bolster the Bulls for a playoff run. Yahoo! Sports

Adrian Wojnarowski: The Utah Jazz have claimed rookie Erik Murphy off waivers, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Chicago released him on Thursday. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

April 3, 2014 Updates
March 21, 2014 Updates

Erik Murphy wants to play 2014 FIBA World Championship. Murphy, whose mother is Finnish, has decided to play for Finland national basketball team. "I want to go to Spain and try to fit in with the teamand do whatever I can to help the team win games. I don't know what my role will be or what they expect to me, but playing for your country is always something special". Sportando

January 16, 2014 Updates

With Teague back on the Bulls' roster, Thibodeau hinted again that Murphy, a rookie, might be headed to the D-League soon. "We'll take a look at it," Thibodeau said. "And things have to match up in terms of where we are in terms of what we need in practice and also where they are in terms of where they are with their games. It worked out; I believe Marquis played in eight games, so that was good. It was a short amount of time for him to be away but a lot of games. So that was good." ESPN.com

January 10, 2014 Updates
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August 27, 2013 Updates

In the case of Erik Murphy, though, it helps to better understand what an NBA stretch four is supposed to do. So who better to ask than Murphy himself? “It’s a big guy who can stretch the floor and spread out the defense,” Murphy explained following a workout at the Berto Center last week. “You have to be capable of shooting the ball and making plays away from the basket. Obviously, Derrick is a great point guard and he will use all the space he can get,” Murphy continued. “So if you have a big guy who can spread the floor and space out the defense, it’s a big plus for a player like him.” NBA.com

July 10, 2013 Updates

The Chicago Bulls announced today the signing of 2013 NBA draft picks Tony Snell (20th overall) and Erik Murphy (49th overall). Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed. Snell, a 6-7, 200-pound guard out of the University of New Mexico, joins the Bulls after wrapping up a three-year collegiate career with the Lobos. A native of Riverside, Calif., Snell appeared in 104 games (77 starts) where he averaged 9.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.0 apg and 0.50 spg in 24.8 mpg. He also shot .421 from the field, .380 from behind the arc and .821 from the line. NBA.com

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