What a whirlwind 48 hours here in the Boston area as we patiently waited (at least we thought we were being patient) for the Troy Murphy saga to play out. Murphy signing with the Boston Celtics seemed like a lock a few days ago. That was until reports of Murphy staying with the Golden State Warriors and then joining Mike Bibby in Miami began to run rampant on the interwebs.
Multiple outlets are now reporting that forward Troy Murphy will sign with the Boston Celtics as soon as he clears waivers, possibly as early as Wednesday.
Give credit to team president Danny Ainge, both Miami and Boston could basically only offer the prorated veterans minimum and Ainge was able to convince Troy Murphy that spending the next few months in Boston was more appealing than spending them in South Beach.
The question remains as to which Troy Murphy will report for duty in the next few days. Will we get the 2008-2009 (14.3 PPG, 11.8 RBG) version or the 2010-2011 out of shape to begin the season version that spent the majority of this year on the Island of Misfit Nets? Regardless, the impact is greater considering he did not sign with the Miami Heat. The Heat desperately need a big that can stretch the floor and are now left scrambling to address the deficiencies in their roster. A win-win for the Celtics if you are scoring at home.