Rudy Gay: Grizzlies Trading Forward to Wizards Doesn’t Benefit Either Team

January 12th, 2013 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »
Moving Rudy Gay to the Washington Wizards doesn't make any sense.

The Memphis Grizzlies need to trade Gay at some point. That much is known. The Grizzlies need to ensure they're under the luxury tax in the immediate future. Gay will be due another $37 million after this season.

NBA Insider Ric Bucher wrote on his Sulia account that the Wizards have thrown their name into the hat regarding a possible trade:

Add the Washington Wizards to the list of teams that are in the mix for the services of Grizzlies small forward Rudy Gay, according to a league source. Not clear on what the Wizards' offer might be but was told it was "a good one." Still unconscionable, to me, that the Grizzlies are messing with a team that has all the pieces and experience to play for a title. "We believe," said Zach Randolph, when I asked if the Grizzlies saw themselves as a title contender. "We're just trying to stay focussed on the next game." Maybe management won't find a deal that compels them to pull the trigger before the February trade deadline, but all indications are they're aggressively looking for one.

The Grizzlies are hurt by the fact that the ent ...

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