Will Rudy Gay be made available this summer?
Old 06-04-2012, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If so, is he worth the 3yrs/53Mil that remains on his contract?


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For the second offseason in a row, Rudy Gay will likely be the subject of trade rumors.

Last summer, Gay’s name repeatedly popped up in trade scenarios after the Memphis Grizzlies advanced to the Conference Semifinals while he was sidelined with a left shoulder injury. While the Grizzlies gauged interest in the small forward, they never seriously considered trading him. The organization wanted to see just how effective the team could be with Gay back in the lineup.

Now, after a disappointing first-round exit to the Los Angeles Clippers in this year’s postseason, the likelihood of a trade involving Gay is much higher. League sources expect Memphis to shop Gay, who is owed $53,666,790 over the next three years. Gay is no longer considered untouchable, and he could be on the move in the next few months if the right offer comes along.

If Gay does become available this summer, there would be no shortage of teams interested in the 25-year-old. The Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic are among the teams who would attempt to trade for Gay, according to sources close to the situation.

Several executives believe that Memphis could to trade Gay in a cost-cutting move since the team wants to re-sign restricted free agents O.J. Mayo, Marreese Speights and Darrell Arthur after already giving long-term deals to Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph and Mike Conley.

There are plenty of executives around the league who believe Gay is a very talented player with a high ceiling. He has only been in the league for six years and his game is still developing. While he is owed a lot of money over the next three seasons, that shouldn’t scare teams away since his best basketball is likely ahead of him.

During the 2011-12 regular season, Gay bounced back from shoulder surgery and averaged 19 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals in 65 games. In the postseason, Gay had similar numbers, averaging 19 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals.

This summer, Gay will attend Team USA’s training camp in Las Vegas and then he’ll work out in Miami to expand his game. Next season, Gay is determined to have a breakout year and hopes to make the All-Star team for the first time. Whether that happens in Memphis or in another city remains to be seen.
NBA PM: Grizzlies May Trade Rudy Gay | HOOPSWORLD | Basketball News & NBA Rumors
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wouldn't touch him...essentially the same production as Bargnani and Bargnani is 20mil cheaper.
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Gay can knock down some crazy shots in the clutch situations
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He's a poor man's Durant. But at that price tag, he should be better then KD.
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Trade for Gay and then sign one of Nash or Dragic and this would be a fun team to watch.

Nash
DD
Gay
Bargs
Valanciunas


Mind you, to get Gay it would very likely cost us one of Bargs or Derozan + #8.
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Trade for Gay and then sign one of Nash or Dragic and this would be a fun team to watch.

Nash
DD
Gay
Bargs
Valanciunas


Mind you, to get Gay it would very likely cost us one of Bargs or Derozan + #8.
forget about Gay
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Trade for Gay and then sign one of Nash or Dragic and this would be a fun team to watch.

Nash
DD
Gay
Bargs
Valanciunas


Mind you, to get Gay it would very likely cost us one of Bargs or Derozan + #8.
This team looks awesome!

DD+8 would probably be enough, but than we would have a hole in sg. Maybe we could fill it by trading Caldy
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This team looks awesome!

DD+8 would probably be enough, but than we would have a hole in sg. Maybe we could fill it by trading Caldy
Bargs + #8 For Gay....still leaves us with about 7Mil in capspace, Amnesty Kleiza giving us 11Mil....offer that to Nash or Dragic.


Nash
DD
Gay
Amir or Davis
Joval
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Bargs + #8 For Gay....still leaves us with about 7Mil in capspace, Amnesty Kleiza giving us 11Mil....offer that to Nash or Dragic.


Nash
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Gay
Amir or Davis
Joval
I would say amnesty Amir instead of LK and sign Ilyasova lets say
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I'm with thought. I wouldn't touch him because of that contract.
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why would you include the 8th? if anything, the grizz would have to sweeten the pot for taking his contract.
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I'm with thought. I wouldn't touch him because of that contract.
You keep him for two seasons (hopefully with Nash) and then he becomes an expiring 19Mil contract at 27yrs old. Nash expires the following year, all else fails, at worst both players come off the books after 3yrs and you have 30Mil coming off the books. It would be a 3yr charge to go deep and would help put this franchise on the map.

I will agree though, the guy is way overpayed. But a team centered on Nash/Gay/Joval would be special to watch though.
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You keep him for two seasons (hopefully with Nash) and then he becomes an expiring 19Mil contract at 27yrs old. Nash expires the following year, all else fails, at worst both players come off the books after 3yrs and you have 30Mil coming off the books. It would be a 3yr charge to go deep and would help put this franchise on the map.

I will agree though, the guy is way overpayed.
So, what do you do in those two years if you're a treadmill team?

That's the danger of where this team is. You either move towards being an upper tier team OR a treadmill team. Gay's contract really limits what you can do in those 2-3 years and we've already been there and done that (see our Jermaine O'Neal experiment).
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So, what do you do in those two years if you're a treadmill team?

That's the danger of where this team is. You either move towards being an upper tier team OR a treadmill team. Gay's contract really limits what you can do in those 2-3 years and we've already been there and done that (see our Jermaine O'Neal experiment).
JO was done, huge difference. Gay in two years is 27yrs old and right in his prime. It limits us, but really, at that point all you'd have to do is add depth using the MLE, plus Calderon expires next summer or could be dealt at the deadline. One 16Mil contract shouldn't handcuff us, we're gonna have to give someone that kind of money if we're ever going to do anything. Is it him, very unlikely..
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If Gay was on their radar and he fits the plan we've heard about, contract and all, then giddy up I guess. But just getting guys that become available does not lend me to believe a plan is in place or being followed. It seems like exactly the opposite of what BC is saying he is doing.
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If Gay was on their radar and he fits the plan we've heard about, contract and all, then giddy up I guess. But just getting guys that become available does not lend me to believe a plan is in place or being followed. It seems like exactly the opposite of what BC is saying he is doing.
Well BC did mention that they would look into absorbing a big contract
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Well BC did mention that they would look into absorbing a big contract
he said they the ability to do that, not that they'd look to.
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We don't have to give our pick? Than Lets do it this team would be amazing

Nash or Dragic/Caldy
DD/Lamb
Gay/JJ/LK
Ilyasova/ED
JV/Gray

not sure we would fit it under the cap though
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We don't have to give our pick? Than Lets do it this team would be amazing

Nash or Dragic/Caldy
DD/Lamb
Gay/JJ/LK
Ilyasova/ED
JV/Gray

not sure we would fit it under the cap though

you'd have to amnesty jose to be able to sign one those PG's + Ilyasova, and even then...
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you'd have to amnesty jose to be able to sign one those PG's + Ilyasova, and even then...
Amnesty Jose after amnestying Amir, is that even possible? Maybe we could trade him for 11 Portland's pick and draft Marshal
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