By Marcus Thompson
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 at 1:54 pm in Uncategorized.
The trade for Troy Murphy and the second-round pick is expected to go through later today or tomorrow, a team source confirmed for me.
As a review, the Warriors will send center Dan Gadzuric and forward Brandan Wright, a combined $10.6 million in expiring contracts, to the Nets. In exchange, the Warriors will receive the $12 million expiring contract of Troy Murphy and a second-round pick.
Murphy will be bought out and become a free agent. The Warriors do not want him on the team, just his expiring contract and the pick. The Warriors had been holding onto this option as a last resort while they searched for better deals.
A team source confirmed reports that Golden State had talked with Boston about acquiring Celtics back-up guard Nate Robinson, a Oakland Seattle native who went to high school for a year at James Logan in Union City. But the source said talks did not pan out and chances of a deal are dead.