Per the Utah Jazz, the club has assigned point guard Toure' Murry to the Idaho Stampede, Utah's D-League affiliate. Murry will be joining a talented bunch in Idaho that just dropped 158 points -- no typo -- on the Reno Bighorns in a preseason victory. However, the addition should be welcomed, as Murry does have NBA experience to bring to the table.
The Jazz inked Murray to a two-year deal in August, after Murry really broke into the league last season with the New York Knicks. The 6'5" point guard had his best performance in his last game with the Knicks on April 16, scoring 15 points and dishing two assists. Murry appeared in a total of 51 games for New York, playing 373 minutes total. With Dante Exum and Trey Burke cemented at the point guard position, Utah is smart to get Murry minutes in the D-League. He'll have his chance to run a team and should excel doing so. Keep in mind that Murry's contract is two-years long, but he will only make a combined $1 million over that span -- quite a bargain for a 6'5" point guard with potential.
Toure' Murray is expected to be with the Stampede for the season opener against the Erie BayHawks on Friday Nov. 13.