Troy Murphy has made his decision.
ESPN’s Marc Stein is reporting that Murphy will sign a deal with the Celtics.
Murphy told ESPN.com via e-mail that he has chosen to join the Celtics after spending much of the past 48 hours agonizing between Boston and the Miami Heat since reaching buyout terms with the Golden State Warriors on Sunday.
Murphy also received recruiting pitches this week from Portland, New York and Orlando, sources said, but the 6-foot-10 forward was always determined to sign with a top contender in anticipation of making the first deep playoff run of his career. Murphy has played in more games (639) than any other active player without appearing in the playoffs.
Stein also wrote on his Twitter account: “Troy Murphy HIMSELF confirms to ESPN.com that he is going to Boston. B-O-S-T-O-N”
A conflicting report by Yahoo’s Marc Spears said that Murphy had chosen to sign with Miami, but now it appears that Boston is in fact Murphy’s destination.
More details to come as things become clear.