A league source has confirmed that Troy Murphy has come to terms on a buy-out with the Golden State Warriors which will pave the way for the 6-foot-10 inch forward to sign with the Boston Celtics. The buy-out is pending league approval, which won't come about until sometime on Monday.
While it's not a done deal that Murphy will be a Celtic, all indications are pointing in that direction.
Like the Celtics, Miami would love to add another big man whose perimeter-shooting skills could help space the floor more.
But joining the Heat might be a bit more complicated.
Miami has 15 players with guaranteed contracts, which means a player has to waived.
It is unclear if the Heat would be willing to do that.
If Murphy comes to Boston it will be interesting to see how Doc eventually splits up the 96 minutes at the 4 and 5 between KG, Baby, Green, Shaq, Kristic, JO and Murphy. The Heat are complete idiots if they're not willing to waive one of their corpses like Magliore or Howard to a) improve their team and b) keep Murphy away from Boston. We'll know a lot more later today. Stay tuned.