Found January 10, 2013 on Fox Sports Ohio:
Rudy Gay would be a great fit for the Cavaliers, and hes supposedly available. And since we all know general manager Chris Grant is sitting in his office and thinking, Well, Id better wait to hear from Amico, Im about to make a suggestion. My rally cry: Make a play for Gay. In case you dont know much about Gay, hes a 6-foot-8 small forward for the Memphis Grizzlies, a well-rounded player with natural athleticism. He can slash, he can score, he can rebound, he can defend. What's not to like? Gay is also just 26 years old, a high-character guy and a borderline All-Star. Oh, did I mention Gay can score? He does it from inside, he does it from out, he does it from most points in between. This season, hes averaging 17.8 points and 5.8 rebounds for the overachieving Grizzlies (22-10 entering Wednesday night). So not only is Gay a proven individual talent, he offers the type of winning mindset any team would want. "He can get to a sweet spot on floor and elevate, and he has a high-release point on his shot," Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace told me earlier this season. When things arent going well, we can get him the ball and just sort of let him go. Now imagine that type of guy lining up next to Kyrie Irving. Imagine Gay finishing the break off an Irving pass, or bailing out the Cavs with the type of shot only a fantastic athlete can make with the shot clock expiring. All that, and again, hes only 26. I know what youre thinking. Youre thinking, If Gay is so great, then why is Memphis trying to trade him? Well, thats a good question. And, oh yeah, about that contract. Gay is signed through the rest of this season, and for two more after this one. Hes due 16.4 million this year, 17.8 million next and a whopping 19.3 in 2014-15. No joke, thats a lot of cash, kids. But so what? The Cavs have a lot of cap space more than anyone else in the league. At some point, they have to put it to good use, right? Right.Truth is, players like Gay dont come around very often. Not ones who are in the prime of their careers, and who are at least solid in every area. Plus, Gay isnt Andrew Bynum or DeMarcus Cousins. There are no questions about whether Gay is coachable. Hes never had issues with teammates. He just shows up, plays hard, produces and keeps his mouth shut. Something else to think about: Gay has never played with a point guard like Irving. Former Ohio State guard Mike Conley is the Grizzlies point man, and Conley is certainly a nice player. But Conleys no Kyrie. Anyway, no less than nine teams supposedly have inquired about Gays services since word got out hes obtainable. I dont know if the Cavs are one of those teams. If not, they should be. Nor do I know what it would take to land Gay. Clearly, youd need cap space, draft picks and other assets, and the Cavs have an abundance of all. With the news that Anderson Varejao will miss another six to eight weeks after knee surgery, the Cavs and their fans could use a little pick-me-up. The Cavs likely wouldnt even have to trade Varejao to get Gay. And think about that lineup going into next season. Gay would immediately give the Cavs what they'd likely have to wait at least a couple seasons to get from yet another lottery pick. So there you have it. My one request this season for the Cavaliers: Make a play for Gay Ill leave the rest to Chris Grant. My guess is hell appreciate that.

Memphis Grizzlies shopping Rudy Gay?

Reports would indicate that the Memphis Grizzlies are shopping small forward, Rudy Gay. Gay’s name has been mentioned in trade talks as of late, as the Grizzlies look for a suitable deal that would net them value and get them under the luxury tax, in hopes that they may shift their personnel. The Grizz, who currently sit 2nd in the West’s Southwest division (22-10) behind...

Report: Raptors Interested in Trading for Rudy Gay

You would think that Rudy Gay was Katherine Webb if you looked at the demand that he’s been generating from NBA teams on the trade market.  We recently told you about a trade rumor linking Rudy Gay to the Phoenix Suns, but now you can add the Toronto Raptors to the list of teams who have reportedly expressed an interest in acquiring the 6-8 swingman from the Grizzlies. RealGM...

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Rudy Gay to the Suns? The Memphis Grizzlies are shopping star small forward Rudy Gay, and the Phoenix Suns are interested, according to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Woj says there's no framework for a deal, but the Grizz are asking for Jared Dudley and future first-round draft picks. The Grizzlies want to get out of paying the luxury tax and out from under...

Source: Rudy Gay Trade Isn't Imminent

Gay has made it clear that would be happy wherever he plays.

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Rudy Gay hit a pullup jumper from 14 feet with 27.8 seconds left, and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the San Antonio Spurs 101-98 in overtime Friday night for their fourth straight victory and their first over their Southwest Division rival since the 2011 playoffs. San Antonio had won five straight in the series since the Grizzlies upset the then-No. 1 seed in the opening round...

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Resilient Grizzlies upend Spurs in OT behind Gay, Conley

MEMPHIS -- The Memphis Grizzlies don't blink.Not even when they are deluged with increasing trade rumors involving Rudy Gay. "You'd think with all the trade rumors that we were 10-24, not 24-10," Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley said. Not even when San Antonio point guard Tony Parker nailed a 3-point buzzer beater to send Friday's game into overtime. ...

Randoph, Gay propel Grizzlies

Zach Randolph had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Rudy Gay scored 18 points and the Memphis Grizzlies completed a 3-0 road trip with a 94-87 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Mike Conley added 16 points and Marc Gasol finished with 12 points and nine rebounds to help Memphis make its quick West Coast swing more memorable. The Grizzlies (23-10) also won at Phoenix...

Grizzlies win 4th straight, in OT over Spurs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Rudy Gay hit a pullup jumper from 14 feet with 27.8 seconds left, and the Memphis Grizzlies held off the San Antonio Spurs 101-98 in overtime Friday night for their fourth straight victory overall and their first over their Southwest Division rival since the 2011 playoffs. San Antonio had won five straight in the series since the Grizzlies upset the then-No...

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The Raptors are said to be offering a package centered around Jose Calderon, Ed Davis and future picks for Rudy Gay.

Grizzlies 101, Spurs 98 (OT)

MEMPHIS - If the Memphis Grizzlies' new owners indeed want to trade Rudy Gay to ease their future luxury tax, they may want to consider the Griz's 101-98 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night. Gay's 18-foot pullup jumper with 27.8 seconds left in the extra period gave Memphis a 99-98 lead, and reserve Darrell Arthur added a breakaway dunk with...

Rondo Trying To Recruit Rudy Gay?

Whether it’s close friend Rajon Rondo, Jarrett Jack, or other basketball colleagues, Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay has been leaning on his circle of NBA friends to get him through recent trade speculation. While Rondo, according to Gay, is giving sound advice, the Boston Celtics guard can’t help being a little selfish. “It’s hard to talk to [Rondo] because he is...

Rudy Gay trade talk, Samardo Samuels, and Patrick Ewing's Kneepads

The news that Samardo Samuels had been waived by the Cavaliers this weekend was a major bummer. I enjoyed Samardo playing in Cleveland over the last few years and will miss having him around.  On the Stepien Rules Facebook page I went into more detail this morning. I only bring it up here, too, in order to enter these sentiments for the record. The Rudy Gay...

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Trading [Tyreke] Evans for aging, declining veterans, or worse, for other players who hear “pass” and immediately think “four-letter word,” would be an absolute arena emptier. But the Kings should be – and they definitely are – willing to listen. Given the inordinate number of injuries suffered by players on contending teams, a healthy Evans will generate more interest...

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The Memphis Grizzlies are on a roll, and the venue hasn't made much of a difference. On the brink of their longest road winning streak in three seasons, the Grizzlies go for another victory against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. Memphis (24-10) has put together four-game winning streaks both overall and on the road to move within 1 1/2 games of Southwest Division-leading...
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