The newest member of the Celtics, Troy Murphy, is in the building and expected to be in uniform Wednesday night against the Phoenix Suns. Murphy will wear No. 30, last worn by Rasheed Wallace. Here's the official announcement from the Celtics:
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed forward Troy Murphy. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Murphy, a 6’11” forward, has posted career averages of 11.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and has shot 39.1% from three-point range in his 10 NBA seasons. Murphy has posted five seasons during which he averaged a double-double (points-rebounds). Murphy recorded one of the best seasons of his career during 2008-09 when he averaged 14.3 points and a career-high 11.8 rebounds to go along with a 45.0% shooting percentage from the three-point line.
The deal, of course, is for the pro-rated value of the veteran's minimum (the most the over-the-cap Celtics could offer).