This is your first experience with the crazy NBA off-season and rumour mill. How are you handling it? Murray: It’s different knowing I could be in Cleveland right now. I could be in Minnesota. I could be anywhere in a couple days. It’s kind of nerve wracking because you don’t know what’s going on and there are so many rumours. I just have to stay ready and prepared for any opportunity. SN: How many texts have you gotten about it? Murray: I don’t really text a lot of people so it’s good to have nobody texting you about it. [laughing]
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Tyler Lydon signed his first professional basketball contract last month, a deal with the Denver Nuggets that will pay the Elizaville native what he described as “life-changing money.” But, despite the whirlwind of NBA experiences — some highs and some lows — and overnight celebrity that have filled his recent weeks, the Pine Plains product is still driving his 2013 truck. “I’ve never been a guy that likes expensive things,” Lydon said with a chuckle. “I’m a country boy at heart. Plus I’m too big for a sports car anyway.”