After an impressive stint at Wichita State, Toure Murry’s NBA stock was on the rise. It wasn’t enough to hear his name called in the 2013 NBA Draft, but the guard didn’t let that get him down.
Looking to find a spot in the league, Murry went through the grinds of Summer League and the NBA’s Developmental League before the New York Knicks took notice of his skills and ended up playing in 51 games for the franchise last season.
Toure Murry didn’t get a lot of floor time, only averaging 7 minutes per game, but he did impress during his short stings on the court and now there are multiple teams said to have interest in signing the free agent, this according to ESPN.
The Knicks also may still re-sign Toure Murry. The free agent guard has drawn interest from the Heat, Jazz and Clippers, according to a league source.
Given his lack of a resume and willingness to sit on a bench, it’s understandable as to why so many teams are interested in signing the second-year guard given his cheap price tag and promising ability moving forward.
A very solid defender, Murry can play both guard positions in a pinch (though he’s more shooting guard in nature) which makes him a versatile talent off the bench. He also has proven himself to be a somewhat efficient scorer off the bench, though he’s sub par from behind the arc so he doesn’t provide much shooting – something many teams often look for in a bench player.