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Erik Murphy has really improved his efficiency as a perimeter forward, raising his field goal percentage from 48 to 56 percent while slashing his turnover rate nearly in half.
He's taking the same amount of threes from the four per game, and remains consistent at that 42 percent mark, which means his improved overall field goal percentage reflects his improved game inside the arch.
This year he's shown confidence using the dribble, stepping in and taking a mid-range jumper with balance.
He's scoring the same amount of points at around 11 per game, but the idea that he's converting at a higher rate gives scouts a more compelling reason to think he's worth a spot in a rotation.
Murphy's next-level role has already been defined as a stretch-4, so there shouldn't be any surprises regarding his capabilities. He's a 6'10'' disciplined shooter who forces big defenders away from the rim.
With guys like Ryan Anderson and Steve Novak excelling in perimeter-oriented roles despite possessing the athleticism as your typical cafeteria lunch lady, Murphy has a shot if that three-ball remains consistent.