The Utah Jazz have made their final cuts, setting their roster for the 2012-13 NBA season. That roster will include former Tennessee Tech standout Kevin Murphy.
According to Deseret News, Murphy is now guaranteed a roster spot until January 10, at which point the team must make a decision on his future. But so far, it appears the Jazz are pleased with their 2nd round pick from this year’s NBA Draft.
SB Nation’s preseason look at the Jazz shows why: the Jazz spent part of their offseason looking for guys who can shoot the 3, a skill Murphy clearly has. They add that Murphy looks “like a real NBA player,” but they don’t expect Murphy to get enough minutes to have a real impact.
Murphy played in 6 games during the season, averaging just over 7 minutes a contest. Murphy shot better than 50% from the field, (8-15) and exactly 50% in just 4 shots behind the arc. In all, Murphy averaged 4 points per contest.