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Los Angeles Lakers Officially Sign Forward Troy Murphy

The Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday officially signed forward Troy Murphy, who is expected to provide frontcourt depth off the bench. The 10-year veteran averaged 3.1 points and 3.2 rebounds in 35 games for both the Boston Celtics and New Jersey Nets last season.

Murphy signed for the veteran's minimum salary of $1,352,181. He has averaged 11.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in his career. In addition, like Josh McRoberts, Murphy gives the Lakers a big man who can shoot outside. Murphy has made 38.9% of his three-point attempts in his career.

Here's a look at the Lakers payroll and roster heading into the season, one week before their season opener on Christmas Day against the Chicago Bulls:

2011-2012 Lakers Salaries
Pos Player Salary
SG Kobe Bryant $25,244,393
PF Pau Gasol $18,714,150
C Andrew Bynum $14,900,000
SF Metta World Peace
SF Luke Walton $5,680,000
PG Steve Blake $4,000,000
PG Derek Fisher $3,400,000
PF Josh McRoberts $3,000,000
SF Matt Barnes $1,906,200
PF Troy Murphy $1,352,181
SG Jason Kapono $1,223,166
PF Derrick Caracter $788,872
SG Devin Ebanks $788,872
Totals $87,788,474
with help from Sham Sports and NBA Salary Cap FAQ

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