Lakers Sign Murphy

The Lakers just signed forward Troy Murphy to a 1-year deal for the veteran’s minimum of $1.35 million. With Bynum suspended for the first 5 games of the season and Derrick Caracter out for at least 6 weeks after tearing his lateral miniscus, Pau Gasol and Josh McRoberts will need all the help they can get. Murphy has been known as a good shooter and solid rebounder throughout his career.

Groin and back injuries pretty much ended his season last year with the Nets and Celtics where he averaged just 2.6 points and 2.2 boards in 10.5 minutes.