The Boston Celtics have signed forward Troy Murphy and will sign swingman Sasha Pavlovic for the rest of the season, as they continue to add depth and talent for the stretch run of the regular season and postseason.
Murphy, whose contract with Golden State was bought out soon after being traded from New Jersey, played in only 18 games with the Nets and hasn't played since January 7. He's been in-demand with several teams in contention, including Miami, looking for a cheap way to bolster their frontcourt.
Pavlovic played in 14 games with New Orleans and Dallas this year, and will back up Ray Allen and Paul Pierce.
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I remember one year the Hawks surprisingly started the season 13-0 (or was it 12-0?) and went into the all star break leading the division. They ended up making the playoffs.... and then getting bounced out in the first round. I'm just saying is all.