Kevin Murphy was a force for the Idaho Stampede last season, averaging 25.5 points per game, good for second in the entire D-League. Murphy's stellar play was enough to make the Utah Jazz bring him back to the squad the originally drafted him in 2012.
Jazz have signed free agent & former Jazzman Kevin Murphy. Welcome back @KMurph_55! Details: http://t.co/Uxptbcg1p5 pic.twitter.com/kWtvLVbLbV— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) August 27, 2014
Murphy was originally drafted in the second-round by the Jazz in 2012, but was shipped away to Golden State in the offseason as apart of the salary dump deal that sent Andre Iguodala to the Warriors and sent Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush to the Jazz. The 6'6" guard was waived a few days later and would spend last season in the D-League.
For those not familiar with Murphy's game, the man simply gets buckets. In his last three regular season games for the Stampede, he totaled 38, 35 and 31 points respectively. That's light work, considering when he dropped 51 points on the LA D-Fenders in February. Besides averaging 23.5 points per game for the Stampede, Murphy led the D-League in PPP (points per 100 possessions) at 32.68.
The Jazz also recently signed Murphy's back court mate in Idaho, Dee Bost, so the two should find good chemistry in training camp. If there was anyone that deserved another shot to make it in the NBA, it's Kevin Murphy.