Originally posted on Hoops Manifesto  |  Last updated 1/8/13
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Teams that are winning games at almost at 70% clip generally are buyers, not sellers, on the trade market.  But the Memphis Grizzlies appear to be bucking that trend with the news that they are shopping small forward Rudy Gay.  Is this a wise move for the Griz? In one word: absolutely.  What - you're still here?!  You expect me to say more on the subject?!  Ok, fine.  If you are a believer in advanced stats like Wins Produced (which I am), Gay has been a below average player for his career.  And this year he has been just abysmal.  But, the one thing he does do above average is the one thing that fans, GMs, media types, etc. etc. tend to overvalue and that is... (drumroll please)... score.  Rudy Gay is a decent scorer.  The fact that he is an above average scorer only because he takes an above average number of shots seems to be beside the point to most people, though.  Scorers get the accolades, the chicks, and the money.
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