Per Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Stein, the Sixers have plans to workout two D-League studs in Kevin Murphy (!) and James Nunnally
Kevin Murphy is currently third in the NBA Development League in scoring at 26.3 PPG. Murphy also grabs 5.7 rebounds per game while shooting 51 percent from the field and 39 percent from three. Let’s breakdown Murphy’s scoring this season for the Idaho Stampede.
Murphy has 18 games scoring 20-plus points, out of these 18 games, six of them are 30-plus point performances. One of these games is a 47 point performance and another is a 51 point performance — this kid can ball. Murphy only has five games this season where he hasn’t scored 20-plus points. The point totals from his last six appearances — 33, 21, 30, 26, 34, 47. I’m sure a team in the midst of a 16 game losing streak could give this kid a chance, go for it Philly!
On the other hand, James Nunnally is a forward for the Texas Legands who is averaging 17.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists this season. Nunnally has already signed a pair of 10-day contracts with the ATL Hawks this season. Nunnally is shooting 46 percent from the field and 41 percent from deep on nearly seven three-point attempts per game. Nunnally does have a 43-point performance to his name this season for the Legends.
Murphy appears to be the better option, but Nunnally can really stroke it from deep. I’m higher on Murphy, just because I would love to see how his 26.3 PPG translates to the Sixers. So far, the Sixers have only given out 10-day contracts to big men (DeWayne Dedmon and Jarvis Varnado) so seeing them sign a guard/forward would be a good experiment to watch. What else do we have to watch for this season?
However, this all depends on how they do on their workouts. Keep it here for the latest updates on who the Sixers will chose to sign to a 10-day contract.