On Troy Murphy Not Getting Traded
We all have our opinions about what should have happened at the trade deadline. Me and Tim are pretty much of the mind that the reported deal with Charlotte would have been nice if, for nothing else, to get a new point guard prospect and, frankly, just have a little change for change’s sake. Shuffle the deck chairs of this sinking ship, ya know.
Well, fortunately Rob Mahoney’s post about Indy and the deadline doesn’t focus on the GM side of things — but he does use a similar sea-faring metaphor to the one I just tossed at ya.
His is better though and focuses on Troy, the player, the man, stuck on a sinking ship.
Murphy is stuck in his own private hell. He’s more productive than ever, in his prime, and playing for the worst Pacers team in franchise history. There’s no one to blame but everyone, no clear means for improvement, and nothing that even vaguely resembles hope. And while the pitied and respected Antawn Jamison could be sizing a ring or dancing on a parade float in a few months’ time, Troy is hardly so lucky. The best years of his career will be spent idling in Indianapolis, on a Pacers team doomed to sink before it even reaches mediocrity.
He drops some knowledge on Antawn Jamison and the Wizards as well. Go read the whole thing. It’s always nice to see what other people have to say about Indy on the few occasions people take note, and this piece is definitely worth your time.