Ronald Murray

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For the Scottish politician, see Ronald King Murray, Lord Murray.
Not to be confused with Ronald Murray (rugby union).
Ronald Murray
Ronald Murray in 2008.jpg
Murray in 2008 with the Atlanta Hawks
Free agent
Guard
Personal information
Born (1979-07-29) July 29, 1979 (age 35)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Strawberry Mansion
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Meridian CC (1997–1999)
Shaw (2000–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 42nd overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Pro career 2002–present
Career history
2002–2003 Milwaukee Bucks
20032006 Seattle SuperSonics
2006 Cleveland Cavaliers
20062008 Detroit Pistons
2008 Indiana Pacers
2008–2009 Atlanta Hawks
2009–2010 Charlotte Bobcats
2010 Chicago Bulls
2011 Efes Pilsen (Turkey)
2012 Austin Toros (D-League)
2013 Azovmash Mariupol (Ukraine)
2013 Austin Toros (D-League)
2014 Al Mouttahed Tripoli (Lebanon)
Career highlights and awards

Ronald "Flip" Murray (born July 29, 1979) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Al Mouttahed Tripoli of the Lebanese Basketball League. He is a 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st) point guardshooting guard. After attending Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia, where he starred on the basketball team, he played college basketball for four seasons, first at the Meridian Community College in Meridian, Mississippi from 1997 to 1999, and then at Shaw University located in Raleigh, North Carolina from 2000 to 2002. He is nicknamed "Flip" because he participated in gymnastics when he was a child.[1]

Career[edit]

Murray was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with pick number 42 in the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft,[2] after being NCAA's Division II Player of the Year during his senior season at Shaw,[3] as he led the Shaw University Bears to the Division II Final Four in basketball. In his first few NBA seasons he played for the Bucks and for the SuperSonics in Seattle, where he developed as a scoring threat in 2003–04, substituting for Ray Allen who missed 26 games due to injury, averaging 12 points in 25 minutes, while appearing in all 82 matches.

On February 23, 2006, he was traded by Seattle to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for Mike Wilks and cash considerations.[4] In his brief stint with the Cavs, Murray averaged his career-highs in nearly every category.

On July 18, 2006, Murray signed with the Detroit Pistons for $3.6 million over two years, in an effort by the team to improve its bench depth.[5] In the 2006–07 season, Murray started eighteen games (twelve in place of point guard Chauncey Billups and six in place of shooting guard Richard Hamilton).[6]

On February 22, 2008, Murray was waived by the Pistons.[7] On March 1, he was signed by the Indiana Pacers.[8] There was an expectation the Los Angeles Clippers would sign Murray,[9] but he elected to go with the Pacers instead.[10]

On August 13, 2008, Murray signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[11]

On September 25, 2009, the Charlotte Bobcats signed Murray reportedly to a one-year $1.99 million contract.[12]

On February 18, 2010, Murray was traded in a packaged deal to the Chicago Bulls for Tyrus Thomas.[13]

On January 13, 2011 he signed with the Turkish team Efes Pilsen S.K. until the end of the 2010–11 season.[3]

In October 2012, he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies,[14] but he did not make the team's regular season roster.[15]

In January 2013, he signed with the Ukrainian team Azovmash Mariupol.[16]

On October 31, 2013, he was reacquired by the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League.[17] On April 11, 2014, he signed with Al Mouttahed Tripoli of Lebanon for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[18]

Miscellaneous[edit]

  • NCAA Division II Player of the Year during his senior season at Shaw University
  • Led Seattle SuperSonics' 2003 summer-league team with 22.9 ppg
  • Sonics 2003 opening-night starter at shooting guard
  • Hit game-winning shot over Latrell Sprewell at the buzzer in 89-87 Seattle victory at Minnesota on November 11, 2003
  • Scored career-high 31 points for Seattle on 11-23 shooting vs. Miami on November 18, 2003
  • Scored 20 or more points in 10 of first 11 games of 2003-04 season, in absence of Ray Allen
  • Selected to play in the 2004 Rookie Challenge. Representing the SuperSonics, Murray scored 25 points and dished out 10 assists for the sophomores.[19]
  • Tied career high 31 points for the Charlotte Bobcats against Orlando on November 16, 2009[citation needed]
  • Has played for every NBA team in the Central Division (Bulls, Bucks, Cavaliers, Pacers, Pistons).

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Milwaukee 12 0 34.1 16.2 .000 345 .1 .3 .3 .0 1.9
2002–03 Seattle 2 0 10.0 .400 .000 .000 1.5 1.0 .0 .0 2.0
2003–04 Seattle 82 18 24.6 .425 .293 .715 2.5 2.5 1.0 .3 12.4
2004–05 Seattle 49 6 18.0 .361 .253 .738 2.0 1.3 .6 .2 7.0
2005–06 Seattle 48 2 22.6 .397 .224 .717 1.8 2.5 .6 .1 9.9
2005–06 Cleveland 28 25 36.7 .448 .308 .702 2.4 2.8 1.4 .3 13.5
2006–07 Detroit 69 18 21.4 .404 .289 .725 1.6 2.7 .7 .2 6.7
2007–08 Detroit 19 2 18.3 .410 .222 .595 1.9 3.4 .7 .1 7.5
2007–08 Indiana 23 17 22.9 .425 .389 .754 2.0 3.5 1.1 .1 11.0
2008–09 Atlanta 80 2 24.7 .447 .360 .760 2.1 2.0 1.1 .2 12.2
2009–10 Charlotte 46 1 21.6 .389 .313 .710 2.1 1.8 .6 .3 9.9
2009–10 Chicago 29 1 23.4 .397 .311 .762 2.9 1.8 .6 .1 10.1
Career 487 92 22.7 .414 .304 .725 2.1 2.3 .8 .2 9.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Seattle 4 0 15.5 .211 .000 .571 1.5 1.3 .0 .5 3.0
2006 Cleveland 13 5 30.7 .330 .208 .813 3.2 1.6 .7 .2 8.1
2007 Detroit 12 0 11.3 .355 .000 .727 .8 1.2 .3 .1 2.5
2009 Atlanta 11 0 31.0 .341 .280 .865 2.7 2.5 1.1 .3 11.8
2010 Chicago 5 0 19.4 .405 .333 1.000 2.6 2.0 .4 .0 8.4
Career 45 5 23.0 .339 .256 .821 2.2 1.7 .6 .2 7.1

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