Is Rudy Gay gone for sure?
Most experts have the Grizzlies drafting Luke Babbitt, Paul George, or some even have Gordon Hayward with the 12th pick. All of these guys play the SF.
So do you think the Griz will let Gay walk or try to do a sign and trade?
Or do you think even if the Griz draft one of those guys they might keep Rudy?
What is the possible trade value for Rudy Gay ( 20 pts 6 rebounds 2 assists 1.5 steals and 1 blk per)?
Also let me know what you think the Griz should do in the draft with the 12, 25, and 28.
is a nice player, but he's not grade A...that being said, I think the Griz like him and would like to keep him
I don't think they'll overpay for him, however...some desperate team with cap room may feel compelled to throw a lot of cash at him when they can't sign a top tier FA (minn/LAC), so perhaps a sign and trade can be worked out
I have the Griz taking Babbitt/George or Davis @ 12, bledsoe/armon johnson @ 25, and maybe a reach for ryan richards @ 28 unless they deal the pick or draft a Euro for later
Yes with a big offer from one of these teams with a lot of cap room he's gone.
Rudy Gay's ideal situation would be Memphis, he has guys like Mayo, Randolph and Gasol who are great players, their team underachieved this season but it is still a good team. He is a great player but not a Max deal player and he should realize that. If they are drafting a SF at 12 then it would be to come off the bench because they are in desperate need of a consistent bench to be a Playoff team. I do not really know who they should pick where to be honest with you due to the fact I am not really familiar with who Memphis is interested in and who they have been working out etc etc
honestly heisley said he will keep gay no matter the cost but i find that hard to believe, with an offer close to max that he will receive from one of those desperate teams i think he's gone, i hope we can get something of value in return, but rudy's production will sorely be missed if we lose him this year
Knicks will prob give him and D Lee the max!
Can't wait till free agency and the Knicks make some smart moves, time to shut up all these Knicks haters.
Im not a Knicks hater just trying to be a realist. With all these Knick fans on here that are sure they are signing Lebron and maybe Bosh. I just dont see it happening.
If the Knicks sign any of the big three free agents (bron, bosh, wade) I will be nothing but happy for you guys, and I will never post on here again.
He is no where gone for sure. Just because mocks have us drafting at those positions is because backup sf and value is a need for us. Our biggest need is backup PG but no one is worth the 12th so we move to the SF's and their value. Never hurt to have a plan B either
I didnt feel like starting a forum but while were on the subject of Rudy Gay i just wanted to mention that Shane Battier for Rudy was one of the most stupidest trades in the new nba era.......lol
i agree that once lebron stays in cleveland or goes to chicago bosh and wade hook up wiht the heat the knicks or nets will max out gay gay should jsut stay with the grizz along wiht mayo and randolph and try to make this the next thunder team wiht the young talent and totall agree wiht sf off the benhc for the grizz ust depends which is there wiht babbit and george even heard that patterson could slide to the 12 which id love eing a wv boy seeeing patterson and oj together again
SF: Rudy Gay 6-8, Ronnie Brewer 6-7, Sam Young 6-6
The Grizzlies have good backups at SF.
What the Grizzlies need is a PG/SG or PF depth.
Avery Bradley, Ed Davis, Patrick Patterson or Ekpe Udoh all seem like good fits for them at #12.
Based on what Iguodala got, 2 years ago, I believe Rudy Gay should get a similar payday. $80 mil over the course of six years. I don't think thats too much for a player of his caliber. The owner better step up and prove you wanna win. The way Rudy has improved over his career, when many thought he'd be a bust or will never be more than a role player in this league, has really been impressive, taking and making big shots for the Grizz. Obviously he isn't a max player, you could prolly count those kind of players on one hand. But he's a key cog in what they got going on in Memphis.
cyclo - if we can resign rudy then yeah you're right we need to address probably the pf backup and i'd love it if ekpe udoh fell to the #12 if not him then patterson
i think the guys bags are already packed. I see the clippers as being an ideal place for him. to play in L.A. with an already good team jus seems 2 good for him to pass up. also he wont be the #1 option there and he wont have alot of pressure on him to put up 20 plus a nite so he can comfortably fit in