Former New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson barely gave young point guard Toure’ Murry a look this season.
But Woodson’s stubbornness ultimately could work out well for Murry in the end as the 24-year old guard is drawing interest around the NBA.
Murry is set to hit free agency in July and is drawing interest from the Bulls, Warriors and Nets, among others, reports Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com.
He could become a restricted free agent if the Knicks extend him a $1 million qualifying offer in July, but chances are that Phil Jackson won’t do that as that would be quite a raise from the $490k that Murry made last season.
If Murry isn’t extended a qualifying offer, he will become an unrestricted free agent, although this summer he will likely receive guaranteed contract offers, compared to the non-guaranteed one he signed last year. There’s also a better than average chance that Murry could be part of a sign-and-trade package to someone this summer if the Knicks are able to make a move to bring someone in.
Murry averaged 2.7 points in 7.3 minutes per game in 51 appearances this past season, his first in the NBA after going undrafted out of Wichita State in 2012.
He showed that he could be a competent defensive guard, which should help him draw interest around the league this summer as Murry will ultimately come cheaper than some veteran options.