There was a time, and not long ago, that the Memphis Grizzlies seemed determined to trade talented small forward Rudy Gay.
But that time, according to league sources, has passed.
The Grizzlies like Gay, his 18 points per game and winning attitude. What they dont like is the huge tax penalty that will result from his huge contract this summer.
So the Grizzlies made some calls, found out what other teams might want for Gay, and apparently have given up. At least, it appears they have for now.
It is true that Griz brass has spoken to every team in the NBA about their roster over the past month, reported the Memphis Commercial-Appeal.
Now, the Grizzlies seem ready to march forward with what they have, revisit things at the trading deadline in late February, or even more likely, over the summer.
They wont get anything close to what they want (for Gay) if they wait until theyre desperate, said one source. Then again, theyre not getting what they want now, and theyre winning. Id wait...