Jazz claim Erik Murphy off waivers

Jazz claim Erik Murphy off waivers

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.