Oct 8, 2010, 11:46 AM EST
Troy Murphy was to be the veteran counterbalance to the raw energy of Derrick Favors at the four spot in New Jersey, bringing good shooting range, underrated rebounding and a solid presence.
The Nets will have to wait a while for that presence.
Murphy will not go with the team on its trip to Russia and China next week and will have a visit with the doctors again upon the team’s return. Murphy had missed the start of the Nets preseason due to a strained groin but was due to return for the trip.
This could also put a pause on any plans the Nets have to trade Derrick Favors, although there is little action on that front anyway.
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