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Old 05-31-2011, 04:31 AM   #99 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by js12 View Post
I'd love that trade to happen, but I doubt it. Memphis does not really benefit from the trade. By taking on Bargnani and Barbosa's contracts (assuming he does not opt out), they will not have a lot of money to work with on the free agency market. They have made it clear that re-signing Marc Gasol was a key objective, and I think this move prevents them from doing so.
barbosa expires after this coming season (as does posey's). Gay saves them almost $40 Million in guaranteed money by taking on Bargs instead of him.

To me this is a move they make if they are set on keeping Gasol, although I am sure they could do it without moving Gay but who knows.
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