Free agent forward Troy Murphy has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, Murphy confirmed to ESPN.com on Saturday.
Murphy will sign a one-year deal, Yahoo! Sports reported. The deal is expected to be for the veteran’s minimum, worth $1,352,181, which is a set figure by the league for all players with 10 or more years experience.
Good signing for LA. Troy Murphy is a good get at the minimum and his three point shooting will space the floor nicely for Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol in the paint. Not to mention Kobe Bryant’s post ups.
However, Murphy’s slow feet and weak defense will make LA’s big men even more vulnerable to potent pick and roll attacks and dribble penetration from PGs.