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Late last week, Grantland's Zach Lowe wrote about how the Memphis Grizzlies are in a really interesting position. They're tied with Golden State for the fourth best record in the Western Conference, but after a hot start seem to be falling farther and farther from the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Clippers. As a result, they're trying to figure out what to do with their large pay roll and the subject of those conversations has at times been Rudy Gay. Lowe presented options from half of the teams in the league, putting them in categories ranging from sensible to (much) longer shots. As boring as it is to agree with Lowe's first decision, but the Timberwolves make the most sense. "Minnesota has plenty of cushion between its current cap level and the luxury tax. They also have Andrei Kirilenko, a tweener forward on a semi-expiring $9.8 million deal, and a bunch of interesting pieces in the $4 million-$5 million range. It’s very...
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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...
Following a report Friday on Grantland.com which revealed that according to league sources, team officials have engaged in preliminary talks with other teams that Rudy Gay could be available via trade, the seven-year veteran still believes he’ll remain in Memphis.
“As of right now, yeah, I do,” said Gay, when asked if he believes he will finish out the season in Memphis. “I...
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...
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...
Not so fast with the rumors of Rudy Gay to Phoenix. The Toronto Raptors want in the hunt for the Memphis Grizzlies' star small forward, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
Gay looks destined to be wearing a new uniform by the February 21 trade deadline. Stein reports that the Raptors are offering Jose Calderon and his expiring contract and Ed Davis.
From a fantasy perspective...
The Warriors remain concerned about the luxury tax and would want to send burdensome contracts back to the Grizzlies for Rudy Gay.
Today, after Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports said Phoenix and Memphis were involved in trade talks with Rudy Gay, the Memphis Commercial-Appeal followed up with saying the Kings had inquired about Gay, too.
Why? Seriously. Gay is a volume shooter who is decent in some ways, and is what he is.
Why do the Kings need Gay? Because he fills the hole at SF?
The Raptors are said to be offering a package centered around Jose Calderon, Ed Davis and future picks for Rudy Gay.
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...
The Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns are engaged in trade talks that center around small forward Rudy Gay, per Yahoo Sports.
According to sources, the Grizzlies have been shopping Gay to multiple teams and have found interest from the Suns. While there is no framework for the deal just yet, apparently the Grizzlies have expressed strong interest in the deal centering around Jared...
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The Memphis Grizzlies reportedly are open to potential trades, and they may be considering dealing forward Zach Randolph.
Zach Randolph scored 21 points and Rudy Gay added 20 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 92-81 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Sunday night.
Tony Allen scored 11 and Marc Gasol had 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have won three of their last five games.
P.J. Tucker scored a career-high 17 points and Marcin Gortat added 12 points and rebounds for the Suns. Guards...
You don’t need to read the whole article, especially if you aren’t an NBA geek. But as a Gator, you should quickly jump on this link to a Grantland story from Zach Lowe. In it, he discusses some of the … Continue reading →