Dec 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls power forward Erik Murphy (31) during the first quarter at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Milwaukee Bucks interested in Erik Murphy


The Chicago Bulls released rookie forward Erik Murphy this week.

The move seemed a little strange since Murphy does not have a large contract because he was only a second round pick (the Bulls took the former Florida Gators’ standout with the 49th overall pick in last summer’s draft).

Whatever the reasoning was for cutting Murphy may be unknown (despite his low salary, it’s likely a money issue as the Bulls maneuver the luxury tax), but according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, he is expected to draw plenty of interest on the open market.

According to Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal, the Milwaukee Bucks are one time that could scoop up Murphy.

 

 

The Bucks have the worst record in the league and need help everywhere, so taking a chance (and it wouldn’t be a risk at all) on a young player like Murphy makes sense.

Murphy appeared in just 24 games for the Bulls this season. He is averaging 0.3 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.2 blocks in 2.6 minutes per game.

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