Hours after completing a blockbuster deal that landed All-Star point guard Deron Williams, the New Jersey Nets bolstered their bench with two backup big men while sending Troy Murphy and a 2012 second-round draft pick to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.
The Nets acquired the expiring contracts of Brandan Wright and Dan Gadzuric, whose deals are worth about $11 million combined this year, close to the same for Murphy. The Warriors are expected to buy out Murphy’s contract if they can’t move him in another deal before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline.
“We are very pleased to add Dan and Brandan to our roster,” Nets general manager Billy King said. “Dan is an NBA veteran who will add depth to our frontcourt rotation, while Brandan is a young player who we feel has significant room to grow and develop in our system.”
I don’t know why Golden State would buyout Troy Murphy. He is their second best big man and I say that as someone who doesn’t rate Troy Murphy highly.
Brandon Wright was a nice addition for the Nets.