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Flip Murray is heading to Turkey

Jan 14, 2011, 6:09 PM EDT

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After an unsuccessful tryout with the Memphis Grizzlies earlier this season, 31-year old journeyman guard Ronald Murray has signed a one year deal with Turkish Club Efes Pilsen. (Hat tip to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein for the report).

Since being taken 43rd in the 2002 draft, Murray has averaged 9.9 points per game in stints with the Bucks, Sonics, Cavaliers, Pistons, Pacers, Hawks, Bobcats, and Bulls. Murray’s finest NBA moments probably came with the 2005-06 Cavaliers, when he averaged 13.5 points per game on 44.8% shooting from the field after being traded to the team in the middle of the year and helped LeBron James make the playoffs for the first time. It certainly looks like Flip’s NBA career is over, but there may someday be a place in the league for the perpetually adequate Murray to provide the smallest of scoring punches off the bench one more time.

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