Utah Jazz recalling guard Kevin Murphy from D-League
The Utah Jazz are recalling rookie guard Kevin Murphy from Reno of the D-League, according to an NBA source via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Bill Oram of the Salt Lake Tribune confirmed the move via Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey.
Murphy, a second round pick (No. 47 overall) in last year’s NBA Draft out of Tennessee Tech, averaged 13 points for Reno during a six-week stint. The Jazz assigned the 6-6, 185-pound guard to Reno on Nov. 26.
Recent injuries, including starters Mo Williams and Marvin Williams, helped open a spot for Murphy.
Oram tweeted that Murphy’s maturation and development have impressed the Jazz.
The Utah Jazz are recalling rookie guard Kevin Murphy out of Reno, league source tells Y! Sports. He's averaged 13 points in D-League.—
Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 08, 2013
Jazz were impressed by Murphy's development and maturation in six weeks in Reno. Obviously in need of perimeter depth after injuries.—
Bill Oram (@tribjazz) January 08, 2013