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Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Sparks bench in return
Murphy accumulated 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-10 3Pt), three rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal over 22 minutes during Friday's 121-106 victory over the Spurs.
Murphy missed New Orleans' first 19 games of the season due to a knee injury before making his campaign debut Friday. The third-year guard didn't appear to have much rust, knocking down seven of his 13 field-goal attempts en route to 18 points, though all four of Murphy's triples came after halftime, so perhaps he needed a couple quarters to find his shooting stroke. Murphy averaged 14.5 points and 2.6 three-pointers across 31.0 minutes per contest last season, and he should see his playing time trend upward from Friday's 22 minutes as he continues to get back into game shape.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Available Friday
Murphy (knee) is available for Friday's game against the Spurs.
Murphy was questionable for Friday's matchup due to his knee injury, but he indicated Thursday that he planned to suit up, so it isn't surprising to see him upgraded to available. After missing the first 19 games of the year, Murphy may face a minutes restriction against San Antonio.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Questionable for Friday
Murphy (knee) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs, Erin Summers of Bally Sports New Orleans reports.
Though Murphy is taking a questionable tag into Friday, he went through Thursday's practice session, and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN relays that the 23-year-old is planning on suiting up versus the Spurs. Before a final decision is made on Murphy's availability, the Pelicans will likely see how he fares in morning shootaround. Even if Murphy is given the green light, it's certainly possible he faces a minutes restriction and comes off the bench in what would be his season debut. He missed New Orleans' first 19 games of the season after undergoing a partial meniscectomy in his left knee in early September.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Could return Friday
Murphy (knee) could make his season debut as early as Friday against the Spurs, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Murphy has spent the first several weeks of the regular season continuing his recovery process from offseason knee surgery, but he was listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against Philadelphia rather than being immediately ruled out. Friday's matchup is the first leg of a back-to-back set, so the Pelicans may manage his workload in some way if he's cleared to suit up against San Antonio. However, Murphy appears to be closing in on his return following a lengthy absence to begin the year.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Remains sidelined
Murphy (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.
Murphy's absence shouldn't come as a surprise considering his doubtful tag. However, Wednesday's tilt marked the first time Murphy had been listed as anything other than out this season. He'll have another chance to make his return from offseason knee surgery Friday against San Antonio, but the matchup is the first leg of a back-to-back.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Upgraded to doubtful
Murphy (knee) has been upgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against Philadelphia.
Though Murphy is unlikely to play Wednesday, he appears to be closing in on making his season debut now that he's been listed as anything other than "out" on the NBA's official injury report. The 23-year-old underwent a partial meniscectomy and received a biologic injection in his left knee in early September, with the procedure carrying a projected recovery timeline of 10-to-12 weeks. Thursday will mark the 12-week point in his recovery, and if he's able to practice in some fashion that day, he could be cleared to make his debut Friday against the Spurs.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Not yet ready to make debut
Murphy (knee) will not play Monday at Utah, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
The Pelicans have not provided much information on the status of Murphy, who has yet to play this season after undergoing surgery on his left knee back in early September. Earlier this month, Murphy was spotted shooting around at practice without noticeable limitations, but the Pelicans appear to be taking caution with his return-to-play plan. Murphy was initially given a 10-to-12-week recovery timetable following surgery, which would imply that he could be ready to return at some point in the next week or two. His next chance to make his season debut debut will arrive Wednesday against the 76ers, though he doesn't appear especially likely to be available for that contest.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Gets shots up at practice
Murphy (knee) remains without a firm timetable to return to game action, but he took part in the Pelicans' morning shootaround Tuesday, Erin Summers of Bally Sports New Orleans reports.
Murphy has been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup against the Mavericks, and while it remains unclear when he'll make his debut, the Virginia product appears to be moving in the right direction as he works back from a procedure on his left knee. Murphy was initially given a 10-to-12-week recovering timetable after undergoing surgery Sept. 7, so if that estimation holds up he could be back on the floor sometime before the end of the month.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Team option exercised
The Pelicans exercised Murphy's (knee) fourth-year team option for 2024-25 on Thursday, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
Murphy is set to stay in New Orleans through 2024-25. The 23-year-old forward is expected to miss the first few weeks of the regular season while recovering from left knee surgery but is progressing well during rehab, per Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site. When healthy, Murphy should be a significant part of the Pelicans' rotation when available.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Likely out at least 10-12 weeks
Murphy (knee) underwent a successful partial meniscectomy and received a biologic injection in his left knee Thursday, and he's expected to return to basketball activities in 10-12 weeks.
Murphy suffered his meniscus injury during a workout Tuesday and spent the last few days with the team's medical staff evaluating whether he'd need surgery. The team determined the need for a procedure Wednesday, and he'll shift his focus toward his recovery process following Thursday's surgery. The 23-year-old will be unavailable for the start of the regular season while recovering, but it's possible he's in the mix to return around mid-November. Dyson Daniels, Jordan Hawkins and Naji Marshall are candidates to see an uptick in minutes once the 2023-24 campaign gets underway.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Evaluating surgical options
Murphy (knee) is dealing with at least a slight meniscus tear and is evaluating surgical options, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
Murphy sustained a meniscus injury in his left knee Tuesday and was evaluating whether he'll require surgery, but it appears likely that he'll need some sort of procedure following his diagnosis. The team reportedly has "significant concern" regarding his injury, and his return timetable will depend on what type of surgery he ultimately requires. Depending on the procedure, he could return around the start of the regular season, but the team will continue to evaluate options this week.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Suffers meniscus injury
Murphy suffered a meniscus injury to his left knee during a workout Tuesday and will undergo further testing before a decision is made regarding whether he'll require surgery, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
After a modest rookie campaign, Murphy took a big step forward in his second season in 2022-23. He was essentially a full-time starter for the Pelicans and averaged 14.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 three-pointers, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 31.0 minutes per game. Murphy's 3-and-D prowess was on full display, as he shot 40.6 percent on 6.3 three-point attempts per game. The potential return of Zion Williamson (hamstring) could result in Murphy's fantasy value taking a hit in 2023-24, and Murphy's knee injury certainly doesn't help his outlook either. With just over one month until the preseason begins, Murphy could be at risk of missing the start of the regular season, though it doesn't yet appear as though he's in danger of missing the entire campaign.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Posts 21 points in loss
Murphy totaled 21 points (6-16 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal across 44 minutes during Wednesday's 123-118 Play-In Tournament loss to Oklahoma City.
The Pelicans would have likely missed the Play-In Tournament without Murphy's contribution this season. Without Zion Williamson (hamstring), the team needed multiple players to take on new roles, and Murphy was a difference-maker throughout. The result was a dramatic spike over his rookie numbers. In his second season with New Orleans, Murphy started 65 games, averaging 14.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Goes for game-high 31 points
Murphy ended Friday's 113-105 victory over the Knicks with 31 points (10-21 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 8-8 FT), three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal across 39 minutes.
Murphy did most of his damage in the first half with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field while also sinking all five of his attempts from the free-throw line. He knocked down just three of nine shot attempts in the second half but still finished with a game-high 31 points as the Pelicans took care of the Knicks at home. The shooting guard has now broken the 30-point mark in back-to-back contests while his eight makes from the foul line Friday also marked a season high.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Pops for 30 points, adds three steals
Murphy posted 30 points (9-18 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four assists, three steals and two rebounds across 46 minutes in Wednesday's 138-131 overtime win over the Grizzlies.
In one of the stranger statistical oddities, Murphy, Herbert Jones and CJ McCollum became the second trio of teammates in NBA history to score at least 30 points and hit at least five three-pointers in the same game, after the Knicks' triumvirate of Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin and Quentin Grimes achieved the feat about an hour earlier in New York's 138-129 win over Indiana. Though the defensive-minded Jones' big night appears to be more of an outlier, Murphy has emerged as a consistent third piece on offense for the Pelicans behind Brandon Ingram (24 points, 13 assists) and McCollum while Zion Williamson (hamstring) has been sidelined. Murphy has reached double figures in the scoring column in each of his 17 games since re-entering the starting five March 3, averaging 19.8 points, 4.1 triples, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Breakout season continues
Murphy finished Saturday's 122-114 victory over the Clippers with 19 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 9-11 FT), four rebounds, two blocks, two steals and one assist in 39 minutes.
Murphy was tremendous in the victory, another in what has been a long line of strong performances. After a bumpy patch in January, Murphy has carved out a consistent role for himself, putting up top-20 value in nine-category leagues over the past month. Murphy's ability to score efficiently from anywhere on the floor, along with his contributions on the defensive end, make him a key piece for the Pelicans as they look to push for the sixth seed in the Western Conference.... See More ... See Less
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