L.A. Lakers Sign Troy Murphy

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Well it isn’t the Chris Paul trade, but then again not every NBA team in Los Angeles can be the Clippers. There is that obscure little team called the Lakers too.

Yesterday, the Lakers signed former Notre Dame star Troy Murphy to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum, worth $1,352,181, which is a set figure by the league for all players with 10 or more years experience.

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Indiana Pacers Fire Jim O’Brien; More Change on the Way?

The Indiana Pacers fired coach Jim O’Brien on Sunday midway through the fourth year of O’Brien’s contract and named assistant Frank Vogel interim coach for the rest of 2010-11.

O’Brien went 121-169 as Pacers coach and began this season 17-27 before being relieved of his duties.

The first thing to take away from Sunday’s news is that the Pacers are doing the right thing in parting ways with O’Brien. He wasn’t getting it done at a point in his contract when Indiana should be a solid playoff contender in a weak Eastern Conference. I’ll have more on that later, but O’Brien’s dismissal presents an opportunity for the Pacers to start fresh.

The question is, is it just the first one?

By Drew Allen

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