After watching miserable point guard play up and down the roster last season, many New York Knicks fans felt that rookie point guard Toure’ Murry should have gotten a longer look.
However Mike Woodson wouldn’t have any of that and Murry, despite being a very good defensive point guard was buried on the Knicks bench for most of the season.
However even though Woodson is gone and Derek Fisher is now the head coach, it looks like Murry didn’t do enough to get a second look from the new Knicks regime.
The Knicks declined to make the qualifying offer to Murry on Monday, making him an unrestricted free agent.
New York is still interested in trying to re-sign Murry, who averaged 2.7 points and 1.0 assists last season in only 7.3 minutes per game, appearing in 51 regular season contests.
However when Murry and Iman Shumpert shared a backcourt together, the Knicks played some of their best defense of the season, although the duo didn’t provide much spark offensively.
The 24-year old out of Wichita State will surely draw some interest around the NBA, although it is doubtful that he signs for anything more than the minimum.
However while the Knicks will be interested, Murry will have a decent market as a free agent and can surely find himself a better situation. That being said, I would be shocked if Murry hasn’t already played his last game as a Knick.