NBA Trade Rumors: Keeping Rudy Gay Would Serve Memphis’ Best Interest

January 12th, 2013 by Daine Pavloski Leave a reply »
The NBA's February 21 trade deadline is fast approaching and there are still a lot of questions flying around, especially around one of the hottest subjects of the rumor mill, Rudy Gay. 

If the Grizzles are smart, they'll drop the rumors and keep Gay around. 

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Grizzles new management has been shopping their talented small forward around to avoid a short-term luxury tax and the money owed to Gay in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, which is $17.8 million and $19.3 million, respectively. 

Gay has been all over trade rumors in the last few weeks. According to, the Toronto Raptors have been interested in Gay since the 2012 NBA Draft and are still "seriously interested" in the 26-year-old high-flyer. They have been reportedly offering deals including Jose Calderon and big man Ed Davis. 

Reports from Yahoo! Sports indicate that the Phoenix Suns are also interested in Gay. Memphis hasn't said much regarding the situation, except that Jared Dudley and future first-round picks would have to be involved if a deal was going to be reached. 

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