Mavericks Sign Troy Murphy

SATURDAY 6:39pm: The Mavericks made the signing official in a press release.

FRIDAY 8:04pm: The Mavericks, currently at the maximum roster limit of 15, are working to free up a spot for Murphy, writes Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.  Dallas would like to make room for the 6'11" forward by trading guard Dominique Jones, but so far they have been unsuccessful.

7:00pm: The Mavericks have agreed to sign forward Troy Murphy to a one-year deal, a league source tells Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter).  Murphy spent last season with the Lakers, but didn't make a tremendous impact in his time with the club.

Murphy wasn't drawing a tremendous amount of interest from NBA clubs this offseason and seemed likely to sign a contract overseas.  However, the Mavericks have decided to take a low-risk flier on the sharpshooting big man.  Of the remaining late-summer free agents, Murphy had the best 2011/12 three-point shooting percentage with 41.8%.

Last season, Murphy averaged 3.2 PPG and 3.2 RPG in 59 games with the Lakers.  For his career, the 32-year-old has averaged 10.9 PPG and 7.9 RPG across eleven seasons.

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