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Top Trey Murphy III News

  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Questionable for Friday

    Murphy (knee) is questionable for Friday's game against the Spurs, Erin Summers of Bally Sports New Orleans reports.

    There's optimism that Murphy could make his season debut Friday against San Antonio, and he went through Thursday's practice session. The Pelicans will likely see how Murphy fares in the hours leading up to Friday's tipoff, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him suit up against San Antonio. However, if he's given the green light, it's certainly possible he faces a minutes restriction.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Could return Friday

    Murphy (knee) could make his season debut as early as Friday against the Spurs, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Murphy has spent the first several weeks of the regular season continuing his recovery process from offseason knee surgery, but he was listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against Philadelphia rather than being immediately ruled out. Friday's matchup is the first leg of a back-to-back set, so the Pelicans may manage his workload in some way if he's cleared to suit up against San Antonio. However, Murphy appears to be closing in on his return following a lengthy absence to begin the year.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Remains sidelined

    Murphy (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the 76ers.

    Murphy's absence shouldn't come as a surprise considering his doubtful tag. However, Wednesday's tilt marked the first time Murphy had been listed as anything other than out this season. He'll have another chance to make his return from offseason knee surgery Friday against San Antonio, but the matchup is the first leg of a back-to-back.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Upgraded to doubtful

    Murphy (knee) has been upgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game against Philadelphia.

    Though Murphy is unlikely to play Wednesday, he appears to be closing in on making his season debut now that he's been listed as anything other than "out" on the NBA's official injury report. The 23-year-old underwent a partial meniscectomy and received a biologic injection in his left knee in early September, with the procedure carrying a projected recovery timeline of 10-to-12 weeks. Thursday will mark the 12-week point in his recovery, and if he's able to practice in some fashion that day, he could be cleared to make his debut Friday against the Spurs.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Not yet ready to make debut

    Murphy (knee) will not play Monday at Utah, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

    The Pelicans have not provided much information on the status of Murphy, who has yet to play this season after undergoing surgery on his left knee back in early September. Earlier this month, Murphy was spotted shooting around at practice without noticeable limitations, but the Pelicans appear to be taking caution with his return-to-play plan. Murphy was initially given a 10-to-12-week recovery timetable following surgery, which would imply that he could be ready to return at some point in the next week or two. His next chance to make his season debut debut will arrive Wednesday against the 76ers, though he doesn't appear especially likely to be available for that contest.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Gets shots up at practice

    Murphy (knee) remains without a firm timetable to return to game action, but he took part in the Pelicans' morning shootaround Tuesday, Erin Summers of Bally Sports New Orleans reports.

    Murphy has been ruled out for Tuesday's matchup against the Mavericks, and while it remains unclear when he'll make his debut, the Virginia product appears to be moving in the right direction as he works back from a procedure on his left knee. Murphy was initially given a 10-to-12-week recovering timetable after undergoing surgery Sept. 7, so if that estimation holds up he could be back on the floor sometime before the end of the month.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Team option exercised

    The Pelicans exercised Murphy's (knee) fourth-year team option for 2024-25 on Thursday, Andrew Lopez of reports.

    Murphy is set to stay in New Orleans through 2024-25. The 23-year-old forward is expected to miss the first few weeks of the regular season while recovering from left knee surgery but is progressing well during rehab, per Jim Eichenhofer of the Pelicans' official site. When healthy, Murphy should be a significant part of the Pelicans' rotation when available.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Likely out at least 10-12 weeks

    Murphy (knee) underwent a successful partial meniscectomy and received a biologic injection in his left knee Thursday, and he's expected to return to basketball activities in 10-12 weeks.

    Murphy suffered his meniscus injury during a workout Tuesday and spent the last few days with the team's medical staff evaluating whether he'd need surgery. The team determined the need for a procedure Wednesday, and he'll shift his focus toward his recovery process following Thursday's surgery. The 23-year-old will be unavailable for the start of the regular season while recovering, but it's possible he's in the mix to return around mid-November. Dyson Daniels, Jordan Hawkins and Naji Marshall are candidates to see an uptick in minutes once the 2023-24 campaign gets underway.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Evaluating surgical options

    Murphy (knee) is dealing with at least a slight meniscus tear and is evaluating surgical options, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Murphy sustained a meniscus injury in his left knee Tuesday and was evaluating whether he'll require surgery, but it appears likely that he'll need some sort of procedure following his diagnosis. The team reportedly has "significant concern" regarding his injury, and his return timetable will depend on what type of surgery he ultimately requires. Depending on the procedure, he could return around the start of the regular season, but the team will continue to evaluate options this week.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Suffers meniscus injury

    Murphy suffered a meniscus injury to his left knee during a workout Tuesday and will undergo further testing before a decision is made regarding whether he'll require surgery, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    After a modest rookie campaign, Murphy took a big step forward in his second season in 2022-23. He was essentially a full-time starter for the Pelicans and averaged 14.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 three-pointers, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 31.0 minutes per game. Murphy's 3-and-D prowess was on full display, as he shot 40.6 percent on 6.3 three-point attempts per game. The potential return of Zion Williamson (hamstring) could result in Murphy's fantasy value taking a hit in 2023-24, and Murphy's knee injury certainly doesn't help his outlook either. With just over one month until the preseason begins, Murphy could be at risk of missing the start of the regular season, though it doesn't yet appear as though he's in danger of missing the entire campaign.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Posts 21 points in loss

    Murphy totaled 21 points (6-16 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 5-5 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal across 44 minutes during Wednesday's 123-118 Play-In Tournament loss to Oklahoma City.

    The Pelicans would have likely missed the Play-In Tournament without Murphy's contribution this season. Without Zion Williamson (hamstring), the team needed multiple players to take on new roles, and Murphy was a difference-maker throughout. The result was a dramatic spike over his rookie numbers. In his second season with New Orleans, Murphy started 65 games, averaging 14.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Goes for game-high 31 points

    Murphy ended Friday's 113-105 victory over the Knicks with 31 points (10-21 FG, 3-10 3Pt, 8-8 FT), three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal across 39 minutes.

    Murphy did most of his damage in the first half with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field while also sinking all five of his attempts from the free-throw line. He knocked down just three of nine shot attempts in the second half but still finished with a game-high 31 points as the Pelicans took care of the Knicks at home. The shooting guard has now broken the 30-point mark in back-to-back contests while his eight makes from the foul line Friday also marked a season high.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Pops for 30 points, adds three steals

    Murphy posted 30 points (9-18 FG, 7-13 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four assists, three steals and two rebounds across 46 minutes in Wednesday's 138-131 overtime win over the Grizzlies.

    In one of the stranger statistical oddities, Murphy, Herbert Jones and CJ McCollum became the second trio of teammates in NBA history to score at least 30 points and hit at least five three-pointers in the same game, after the Knicks' triumvirate of Immanuel Quickley, Obi Toppin and Quentin Grimes achieved the feat about an hour earlier in New York's 138-129 win over Indiana. Though the defensive-minded Jones' big night appears to be more of an outlier, Murphy has emerged as a consistent third piece on offense for the Pelicans behind Brandon Ingram (24 points, 13 assists) and McCollum while Zion Williamson (hamstring) has been sidelined. Murphy has reached double figures in the scoring column in each of his 17 games since re-entering the starting five March 3, averaging 19.8 points, 4.1 triples, 3.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks over that stretch.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Breakout season continues

    Murphy finished Saturday's 122-114 victory over the Clippers with 19 points (4-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 9-11 FT), four rebounds, two blocks, two steals and one assist in 39 minutes.

    Murphy was tremendous in the victory, another in what has been a long line of strong performances. After a bumpy patch in January, Murphy has carved out a consistent role for himself, putting up top-20 value in nine-category leagues over the past month. Murphy's ability to score efficiently from anywhere on the floor, along with his contributions on the defensive end, make him a key piece for the Pelicans as they look to push for the sixth seed in the Western Conference.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Regains stroke in loss

    Murphy produced 21 points (6-9 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), three rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal in 38 minutes during Tuesday's 120-109 loss to Golden State.

    After draining 10 threes last Saturday, Murphy suffered a huge regression Monday night, nailing only one deep ball in seven attempts. He was back on track during Tuesday's loss, going 4-of-6 from long range to record his seventh-best scoring total of the season. With Zion Williamson's (hamstring) playoff outlook in doubt, Murphy's role in the starting lineup should remain safe for now.

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  • Pelicans' Trey Murphy: Drills 10 threes in blowout

    Murphy closed Saturday's 131-110 win over the Clippers with 32 points (11-14 FG, 10-12 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist, one block and two steals over 37 minutes.

    Murphy provided 10 of his team's 21 three-pointers in an absolute thrashing of the Clippers. While Murphy's tour-de-force seems a bit uncommon, he completed nine-three pointers against the Trail Blazers only two weeks ago. The Pelicans are barely clinging to a playoff berth, but they would be far worse off without Murphy, who has been an incredibly effective placeholder for Zion Williamson (hamstring).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 206 lbs
Birthplace: Durham, NC
Age: 23
School: Virginia
Experience: 2