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FILE - In this file photo taken Dec. 5, 2010, New Jersey Nets' Troy Murphy (7) moves with the ball as Boston Celtics' Semih Erden (86), of Turkey, defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Newark, N.J. Murphy, a free-agent, decided to join the Boston Celtics over the Miami Heat, ESPN.com reported Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2011. Murphy was traded from the Nets to the Golden State Warriors last week, but was then bought out of his contract. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)
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FILE - In this file photo taken Dec. 5, 2010, New Jersey Nets' Troy Murphy (7) moves with the ball as Boston Celtics' Semih Erden (86), of Turkey, defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Newark, N.J. Murphy, a free-agent, decided to join the Boston Celtics over the Miami Heat, ESPN.com reported Tuesday, Mar. 1, 2011. Murphy was traded from the Nets to the Golden State Warriors last week, but was then bought out of his contract. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz, File)

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