Trey Murphy III Injury update, in NBA injury news Trey Murphy III of the Pelicans has encountered a setback. The New Orleans Pelicans, who faced various frontcourt injuries last season, might be hit with more bad news as they start the 2023-24 season. Trey Murphy III sustained a meniscus tear during a recent workout, as reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It’s uncertain whether he will require surgery.
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Murphy had an impressive sophomore season with the Pelicans, playing in 79 games and achieving personal bests in points (14.6), rebounds (3.6), and assists per game (1.4). He exhibited exceptional scoring efficiency, with a 48.4 percent field goal conversion rate and a 40.6 percent success rate from beyond the arc. Last season, he was one of only six players to make over 200 three-pointers while shooting above 40 percent from deep, alongside warriors Stephen Curry, Buddy Hield, and Klay Thompson.
Although New Orleans acquired CJ McCollum as a much-needed playmaker at the 2022 trade deadline, their top scorers, including Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson, have struggled with injuries. Ingram missed 37 games last season, while Williamson missed 53. While the Pelicans have versatile wings like Herbert Jones, Naji Marshall, and Dyson Daniels, their three-point shooting fell below the league average last season. This could pose spacing challenges for the team, as they were a middle-of-the-road shooting team in the previous season.