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Troy Murphy picks Celtics over Heat

Updated: March 1, 2011, 10:25 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Highly coveted free agent Troy Murphy is signing with the Boston Celtics.

Murphy told ESPN.com via e-mail that he will join the Celtics after spending much of the past 48 hours agonizing between Boston and the Miami Heat. Murphy reached terms of a buyout with the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.

Murphy must still clear waivers, but it's rare for players in the NBA to be claimed since a team must have cap space to fit their salary.

Murphy also received recruiting pitches ...

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