The Utah Jazz recalled rookie guard Kevin Murphy from the Reno Bighorns of the D-League on Tuesday, Jazz General Manager Dennis Lindsey said. Murphy is expected to be in Charlotte in time for the Jazz's game against the Bobcats Wednesday night.
The roster move was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Murphy, whom the Jazz selected No. 47 overall in June's draft out of Tennessee Tech, averaged 13.2 points in 14 games with the Bighorns. He was sent to the D-League on Nov. 26, but after point guard Mo Williams was lost for a minimum of six weeks due to right thumb surgery and the team said starting small forward Marvin Williams would not play on the upcoming three-game road trip, the Jazz found themselves in dire need of perimeter depth.