By A. Sherrod Blakely
A league source has confirmed that Troy Murphy will sign with the Celtics.
There were conflicting reports about Murphy's destination -- Yahoo! Sports' Mark Spears reported on Twitter that he would sign with Miami, while Marc Stein of ESPN.com had Murphy headed to Boston -- and the source confirmed Stein's report.
Spears later quoted Murphy's agent, Dan Fegan as saying he was responsible for the mistake: "This is my fault. I was getting dozens of texts and responded 'yes' on Miami when I meant to respond to 'yes' on Boston. I apologize for the mistake."
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After a lot of speculation ahead of the trade deadline, Paul George is still a member of the Indiana Pacers.
Meeting with the media at Thursday's practice, George addressed the rumors, but sounded a bit frustrated about not being “in the loop” in regards to trade talks.
“I was kind of on the ropes just like you guys were on what was about to happen,” George told reporters, per Clark Wade of the Indianapolis Star. “It’s kind of a dark moment, a lot of uncertainty. That was the frustrating part. You want me to be your guy here, thought I’d be in the loop a little more.”
The Celtics were one of the teams who were reportedly interested in George, but on the CSN Trade Deadline Special, Chris Mannix said the C's “weren’t really close” to landing the All-Star.
George, 26, will be a free agent after the 2017-18 season.
Chris Mannix talks with Abby Chin about the teams in the East making moves at the trade deadline while the Boston Celtics stood pat.