Feb. 23, 2011
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OAKLAND The Golden State Warriors have acquired forward Troy Murphy from the New Jersey Nets, along with the Nets 2012 second round draft pick, in exchange for forward Brandan Wright and center Dan Gadzuric, the team announced today.Murphy, 30, has appeared in 18 games this season for the Nets, averaging 3.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 16.0 minutes per contest. Originally drafted by Golden State with the 14th selection in the 2001 NBA Draft, Murphy has appeared in 639 regular-season games over 10 seasons with Golden State, Indiana and New Jersey, averaging 11.8 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 29.0 minutes per contest.Wright, who the Warriors acquired from the Charlotte Bobcats in a draft night trade on July 28, 2007, has appeared in 21 games this season, averaging 4.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per contest. For his career, the 23-year-old has appeared in 98 regular season games over three-plus seasons and currently owns career averages of 5.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per contest.
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Gadzuric, who was acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks on October 20, 2010, appeared in 28 games for the Warriors this season, averaging 2.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest. The 33-year-old center, who has appeared in 511 regular-season games over eight-plus seasons with Milwaukee & Golden State, currently owns career averages of 4.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.Courtesy Golden State Warriors media services