Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/2/12
DALLAS - The only thing Dallas needs as much as back-court help is, well, front-court help. So in comes the idea of Troy Murphy, and maybe the best thing we can say about him: Murphy carries with him The Rick Carlisle Seal of Approval ... The Dallas Mavericks loss to the Jazz on Wednesday was the second night of a back-to-back. If you didnt already know that then you could probably tell by watching the Dallas big men. Elton Brand, who played inspired basketball in a win over the Lakers the evening before, looked tired and unable to replicate his performance against the Jazz. So on Thursday the Mavericks worked to add another big man to their roster by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal with veteran power forward Troy Murphy. If this were 2009 this would be a great pickup. Murphy, 32, thrived for nearly 10 years in the NBA as a 6-11, 240-pound power forward with a smooth jump shot and a knack for rebounding the basketball. Five times in his career Murphy has averaged a doubl...
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