Found June 11, 2012 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
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The best trades in any professional sport, are transactions that help all teams involved and a deal that I touched upon in an earlier article, just might be a move that could help two franchises in the Association. The deal that I proposed, would send Boston Celtics All-Star forward to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for their talented young forward Rudy Gay. The trade could help the Grizzlies get to the next level in their quest to reach their first NBA Finals and capture the first Title for the franchise since they entered the Association. For the Celtics, it would give them another talented young athlete, to go along with Rajon Rondo, as the team moves on to the post “New Big Three” era for the squad. The Grizzlies are a young team that is filled with talented players, such as Marc Gasol in the pivot and Mike Conley manning the point, while O.J. Mayo comes into give the squad a boost off of the bench. Although veteran Zach Randolph has turned his career around since joining Me...
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