Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 1/8/13
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Rudy Gay is a valuable part of the Memphis Grizzlies, some may even say their MVP. So why are the Grizzlies seemingly in a rush to trade the 6-foot-8 forward? It doesnt seem to make much sense, especially when you consider the Grizzlies are 22-10 and own the fourth-best record in the West. But the quick and easy answer is Gays contract. He is due to earn more than 16 million this season, more than 17 million next, and more than 19 million in 20014-15. So if youre wondering whether the 2011 lockout would make an impact, look no further than the Grizzlies situation with Gay. Theyre playing well and winning, but apparently not enough to pay the hefty increase in luxury tax, which kicks in at seasons end. That luxury tax is part of the new collective-bargaining agreement, which was reached just more than a year ago. At the time, a lot of fans and reporters wondered what the lockout was all about. Well, again, this is it. As for actually trading Gay, multiple reports state the Gri...
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