F Murphy Chooses Celtics

Filed at 2:48 p.m. EST

BOSTON (AP) — Free-agent forward Troy Murphy has decided to join the over the , reported on Tuesday.

Murphy, 30, was traded from the to the Golden State Warriors last week, but was then bought out of his contract. Once a free agent, he spent the next few days mulling several offers, most notably from Boston and Miami.

Murphy, a 6-foot-11, 245-pound former first-round pick out of Notre Dame, averaged 14.6 points and 10.2 rebounds last season with the . With the Nets, though, the New Jersey native averaged just 3.6 and 4.2 this season. He played in just 18 games with New Jersey.

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