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Jazz claim Erik Murphy off waivers

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Dec 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls power forward Erik Murphy (31) practices before the game …

The Utah Jazz claimed forward Erik Murphy on waivers Saturday, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The Chicago Bulls released Murphy on Thursday, choosing to use his roster spot for a perimeter player to bolster the Bulls for a playoff run.

To make room on the 15-man roster for Murphy, the Jazz waived center Andris Biedrins.

Murphy, a 6-foot-10 rookie out of the University of Florida, was the 49th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.

Biedrins, a 7-footer, played in six games for the Jazz this season. He came to Utah a year ago as part of a salary dump for draft picks from the Golden State Warriors.

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