I'll confess that I haven't seen Murray play in quite awhile, but I remember him as a lazy defender who, on the offensive end, hung out on the wing looking for the three without doing much else. His stats dropped off precipitously last season from 2004-2005:
3P% from .438 to .346
TS% from 53.7 to 49.3
FT% from .763 to .625
- PER from 13.68 to 10.79
Hell, the guy shot below 40% last season. Murray has never been much of a rebounder and that trend has continued since he left Cleveland three years ago.
So what we have here is a player of deteriorating talents - behind the arc, from the field, at the free throw line and on the boards. His paltry defense hasn't improved with experience.
He must be a great clubhouse guy because why else would an organization brimming with young talent, a team that desperately needs minutes sign a guy who, quite simply, is a minus everywhere on the court.