|No. 0 – Fukushima Firebonds|
|Born||October 26, 1990|
|Nationality||American / Finnish|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||St. Mark's|
|NBA draft||2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Bulls|
|2018||Oklahoma City Blue|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Erik Murphy (born October 26, 1990) is a French-born Finnish-American professional basketball player for the Fukushima Firebonds of the Japanese B.League. Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 2013, he also represents the Finnish national team.
High school career
Murphy became the 49th Florida Gator to record 1,000 points in his collegiate career and was the only Gator to receive first-team all-conference accolades in 2013. He proceeded to become a regular in the starting lineup in his junior year, and was named to the All-SEC Tournament team in 2012 and 2013.
Murphy was selected with the 49th overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 2013 NBA draft. On July 10, 2013, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Bulls. On November 6, 2013, Murphy made his NBA debut for the Bulls, playing one minute and not recording any stats. He scored a career-high 2 points on three occasions: December 10, 2013 vs. Milwaukee, December 28, 2013 vs. Dallas, and March 13, 2014 vs. Houston. On April 3, 2014, he was waived by the Bulls. On April 5, 2014, he was claimed off waivers by the Utah Jazz.
On July 22, 2014, Murphy was traded, along with John Lucas III and Malcolm Thomas, to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Carrick Felix, a 2015 second round draft pick and cash considerations. On September 25, 2014, he was traded, along with John Lucas III, Dwight Powell, Malcolm Thomas and the Cavaliers' 2016 and 2017 second-round picks, to the Boston Celtics in exchange for Keith Bogans and two future second-round picks. On October 27, 2014, he was waived by the Celtics.
On July 4, 2015, Murphy signed with Beşiktaş of the Turkish Basketball Super League for the 2015–16 season. In late December 2015, he left Beşiktaş. On January 4, 2016, he signed with Demir İnşaat Büyükçekmece for the rest of the season.
On June 26, 2016, Murphy signed with Strasbourg IG of the LNB Pro A for the 2016–17 season.< He will join Finnish national coach Henrik Dettman who reached an agreement with the Strasbourg IG earlier.
On February 11, 2018, Murphy signed with New Basket Brindisi of the Italian LBA, but didn't play for them. On March 17, he signed with the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League. He signed a three month deal, with an option for the remainder of the season, with the Skyliners Frankfurt of the German Basketball Bundesliga on August 28, 2018.
National team career
Murphy made his debut for the Finnish national team in August 2014 in a friendly match against Lithuania. He recorded nine points and five rebounds in his debut appearance. He later played in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup where Finland's campaign was ended at the group stages; Murphy averaged 6.8 points over five games. He represented Finland again at EuroBasket 2015, helping his team advance out of the group stage.
NBA career statistics
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|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Murphy's father, Jay Murphy, is a former NBA player while his mother, Päivi, played for the Finland women's national basketball team from 1988–1994. His younger brother Alex Murphy also played at Florida. The Murphys are Catholic and members of Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Wakefield, Rhode Island.
- Erik Murphy Recruiting Profile
- "33 Erik Murphy". Gatorzone.com. Archived from the original on November 13, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
- "Rapid Reaction: Bulls draft Erik Murphy". ESPN Chicago. ESPN Internet Ventures. June 27, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
- "Bulls Sign Tony Snell and Erik Murphy". NBA.com. July 10, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
- "Bulls Waive Forward Erik Murphy". NBA.com. April 3, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2014.
- "Jazz Claims Erik Murphy Off Waivers". NBA.com. April 5, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
- "Cavaliers Acquire John Lucas III, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy from Utah". NBA.com. July 22, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
- "Boston Celtics Announce Roster Moves". NBA.com. September 25, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
- "Celtics Finalize Opening Night Roster". NBA.com. October 27, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2014.
- "The Austin Spurs Select Forward Erik Murphy With The 3rd Pick In The 2014-15 NBA D League Draft". NBA.com. November 1, 2014. Archived from the original on November 7, 2014. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- "Besiktas adds Erik Murphy". Sportando.com. July 4, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
- Erik Murphy reportedly leaving Besiktas
- Erik Murphy signs with Buyukcekmece
- Erik Murphy signs with Nanterre
- "New Basket Brindisi, Murphy arriva martedì" [New Basket Brindisi, Murphy will arrive Tuesday]. sportando.com (in Italian). February 11, 2018. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
- "Erik Murphy: Acquired by G-League's Blue". CBSSports.com. March 17, 2018. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
- "Fraport Skyliners sign Eric Murphy and Trae Bell-Haynes". Sportando. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
- "Erik Murphy vers Manresa" (in French). Basket Europe. January 28, 2019. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
- Rannikko nostaa hattua Murphyn debyytille - tässä ottelun pistemiehet
- "Alex Murphy to transfer to Florida". ESPN.com. December 18, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
- Murphy brothers will impact Finland future
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