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Old 01-08-2013, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Suns, Grizz engage in Gay trade talks

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The Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns are engaged in trade talks centered on forward Rudy Gay, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

There's no framework of a possible deal in place, but the Grizzlies have expressed a strong desire that any package involving Gay include Suns forward Jared Dudley and future first-round draft picks, sources said.

In an effort to avoid paying luxury tax in the short term, as well as get off the $17.8 million and $19.3 million owed Gay in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, new Memphis management has aggressively shopped Gay. The Grizzlies have made proposals on Gay to several teams, front-office sources told Yahoo! Sports.


Gay will make $16.4 million this year.

The Suns have been mindful of their financial state under Phoenix owner Robert Sarver, and there are still doubts within the organization they will ultimately be able to absorb the remainder of Gay's contract.

The Suns own the Los Angeles Lakers' first-round picks in 2013 and 2015.


Under new ownership and management, the Memphis front office is dubious these Grizzlies are constructed to contend for the Western Conference title, sources said. Owner Robert Para has turned basketball operations over to CEO Jason Levien.

Memphis is 22-10 and presently holding the fourth seed in the West.
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Re: Suns, Grizz engage in Gay trade talks

Bring it on. Always been a fan of Rudy.

Hopefully, it's one of our less worthy picks, Duds and filler or something of the like. Unless, there's a protection.
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Re: Suns, Grizz engage in Gay trade talks

Would be a good trade for the Suns actually. Although you wouldn't want to give up your 1st rounder this year that's for sure.
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Re: Suns, Grizz engage in Gay trade talks

Hell yes. Get this done, Suns.

And thats fine. Don't give our pick this year. Give the any of the Laker picks that we have. Just protect the shit out of our picks this year and next year.
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Bring it on. Always been a fan of Rudy.

Hopefully, it's one of our less worthy picks, Duds and filler or something of the like. Unless, there's a protection.

Honestly, they can go ahead and give anyone. I would prefer they keep Goran.. but he is really the only player I would have any reservations about. And if they want him? Take him.
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Re: Suns, Grizz engage in Gay trade talks

To be honest this really doesn't seem like a good move for PHX in the big picture way. It probably keeps them on the treadmill, where they end up drafting in the low teens. I don't think the resultant team would be improved enough to justify not going for a complete rebuild. They should probably be trying to move assets for draft picks and young players with potential in theory. For Sarver it makes perfect sense. He can go on selling the fanbase on having a team that can compete for the 8th seed. If you do this move you're still a couple of good moves away from being competitive in the West. If you were in the East it'd be a much better move.
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Iit would be a risky move. How often do you get a blue chip player like Gay? However, we would need to drop some dead weight though
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