Jump to content




Photo

Report: Grizzlies testing waters for potential Rudy Gay trade

Rudy Gay

  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 Bjork

Bjork

    Sugg

  • 1,288 posts
  • Joined: Nov 30, 2011
  • Location:New Jersey
  • Name:James
  • Fan Since:2000
  • Fav. Laker:bean

Posted January 04, 2013 - 12:08 PM

Posted Image

Memphis is one of those “maybe if everything goes right” contenders. They are not as talented as Oklahoma City or the Los Angeles Clippers, but they have a dominating front line with Marc Gasol andZach Randolph. In the last couple weeks their elite defense has taken a step back, their already unimpressive offense has done the same, and they haven’t looked like much of a threat. But you look at that front line as a playoff matchup and you always think they have a puncher’s chance.
That may not be enough for the Grizzlies new ownership, which still runs a small market team over the luxury tax line.
They are putting out feelers to see what a Rudy Gay trade could bring, reports Zach Lowe at Grantland.


"All of this explains why Memphis, over the last few weeks, has made it known in preliminary talks with other teams that Rudy Gay could be available via trade, according to sources around the league. Memphis also has a brand-new ownership and a revamped front office; John Hollinger and Jason Levien are in, longtime personnel gurus the Barones are out, and Chris Wallace’s current level of power as holdover GM is unclear. They can also cite their exciting 2011 playoff run without Gay, though that run involved a superhuman performance from Zach Randolph, a very good matchup in San Antonio, and a much deeper wing core with actual shooters."


You should go read the entire article. Lowe goes on to look at what teams might be interested in Gay. Minnesota makes sense if Gay is willing to play more off the ball and get passes from Ricky Rubio andKevin Love. The Milwaukee Bucks are in the mix. Lowe lists the Boston Celtics, but good luck getting anyone to take on Jeff Green’s contract. The Rockets are open to just about anything. Toronto was interested in Gay in the past. There are options.
I don’t think it happens during the season for a couple reasons. First is the fact Gay is owed $37 million for the two seasons after this one. We have seen proven lately that no contract is unmovable (hello Gilbert Arenas and Joe Johnson) but that size deal makes it much harder, especially with teams afraid of the repeater tax and stiffer luxury tax penalties that kick in starting next summer. These larger, complex deals tend to be summer trades.
Second, if Memphis is serious about trying to make a playoff run they need him. When the Grizzlies roll out a lineup of Mike Conley, Tony Allen, Gay, Randolph and Gasol they are besting opponents by 12.8 points per 48 minutes. That is their bread and butter lineup, they have it on the floor three times more than any other single lineup. There have been some limited lineups that have had success (and they would be getting some talent back in any trade, someone like Andrei Kirilenko could step right into major minutes) but they are trading away a key piece if they want to take their shot at a ring, slim though it might be.
It’s something to watch, and how it plays out gives you a sense of how the new ownership and management view this roster and what they plan to do going forward.


Edited by Bjork, January 04, 2013 - 12:09 PM.


#2 ツ  

ツ  

    All-Star

  • 5,675 posts
  • Joined: Jul 09, 2010
  • Location:California
  • Fan Since:2003
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted January 04, 2013 - 12:49 PM

take back pau.

#3 Cj2008nw

Cj2008nw

    Sixth Man

  • 3,115 posts
  • Joined: Dec 26, 2011
  • Fan Since:1999
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted January 04, 2013 - 12:58 PM

Take MWP and Gasol

#4 TheOriginalCZM

TheOriginalCZM

    Rookie

  • 823 posts
  • Joined: Oct 12, 2012
  • Name:J
  • Fan Since:1989
  • Fav. Laker:Brian Scalabrine

Posted January 04, 2013 - 01:02 PM

*throws the entire laker bench at memphis*

#5    

   

  • 40,400 posts
  • Joined: Aug 26, 2010

Posted January 04, 2013 - 02:15 PM

The Gasol brothers together!

DO IT MITCH!

yo.


#6 Disaster in Paradise

Disaster in Paradise

    Parasyte

  • 8,507 posts
  • Joined: Mar 24, 2012

Posted January 04, 2013 - 02:54 PM

The Gasol brothers together!

DO IT MITCH!


MMiRi9s.png


#7 bigfetz

bigfetz

    Laker Fan

  • 16,719 posts
  • Joined: Dec 20, 2011
  • Fan Since:2005

Posted January 04, 2013 - 02:59 PM

We have no chance.

#8 West Coast

West Coast

    LN Senior Editor

  • 21,393 posts
  • Joined: Jul 31, 2008
  • Location:California
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted January 04, 2013 - 03:07 PM

Contract is way too big.



#9 Majesty

Majesty

    Grats on making the Raiderettes cuzzo!!

  • 37,120 posts
  • Joined: Dec 11, 2011
  • Name:Jay
  • Fan Since:1987
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe present, Magic past

Posted January 04, 2013 - 03:23 PM

Oh just wait. Mitch will trade Gasol and some bench fodder and rake in Rudy Gay and Marc Gasol :laughing:

Is Wayne Brady gonna have to Djokovic? - Robert Flores 


#10 K-Kris

K-Kris

    Forum Browser

  • 615 posts
  • Joined: Mar 05, 2012
  • Location:Orange, CA
  • Name:Kris
  • Fan Since:Birth
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted January 04, 2013 - 03:28 PM

Pau 4 Rudy

#11 PhillyLaker24

PhillyLaker24

    Sixth Man

  • 3,822 posts
  • Joined: Jun 30, 2012
  • Name:Joseph
  • Fan Since:2001
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bean Bryant

Posted January 04, 2013 - 05:43 PM

Oh just wait. Mitch will trade Gasol and some bench fodder and rake in Rudy Gay and Marc Gasol :laughing:


I wish ahah. No way where going to get him, but I have no clue why MEM is always shopping Rudy in some way, he is the best sf behind bron, durant, and melo. An athletic freak and a big part of their team, dont understand why their is always rumors of them trading him.

Edited by PhillyLaker24, January 04, 2013 - 05:43 PM.

All I want for Christmas is a Laker girl :D

 


#12 Majesty

Majesty

    Grats on making the Raiderettes cuzzo!!

  • 37,120 posts
  • Joined: Dec 11, 2011
  • Name:Jay
  • Fan Since:1987
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe present, Magic past

Posted January 04, 2013 - 05:55 PM

I wish ahah. No way where going to get him, but I have no clue why MEM is always shopping Rudy in some way, he is the best sf behind bron, durant, and melo. An athletic freak and a big part of their team, dont understand why their is always rumors of them trading him.


He'd actually probably make the perfect 2 for our team as D'antoni wants to move Kobe to the 3 actually.

Nash
Gay
Kobe
Hill(or Marc Gasol in my fantasy trade lol)
Howard

Not bad really.

Is Wayne Brady gonna have to Djokovic? - Robert Flores 


#13 Hollywood

Hollywood

    "Hey Now"

  • 17,703 posts
  • Joined: Dec 27, 2011
  • Location:Berkeley
  • Name:Fernando
  • Fan Since:Kobe Shaq Era
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe, Shaq, West, D12?

Posted January 04, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Take MWP and Gasol

YESSSSSSSS
Posted Image

#14 Drazard

Drazard

    The Death Bringer

  • 1,753 posts
  • Joined: Feb 08, 2012
  • Location:Philippines
  • Name:Drazard
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted January 05, 2013 - 10:42 AM

Gasol for Gay and please take duhon and blake too LMAO

33bkfif.jpg


#15 Windu

Windu

    Shatterpoint

  • 43,096 posts
  • Joined: Apr 24, 2009
  • Name:Will
  • Fan Since:1999
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe

Posted January 05, 2013 - 10:58 AM

He'd actually probably make the perfect 2 for our team as D'antoni wants to move Kobe to the 3 actually.

Nash
Gay
Kobe
Hill(or Marc Gasol in my fantasy trade lol)
Howard

Not bad really.


no you put both players where they're accustomed to playing

Nash
Kobe
Gay
some dude
Howard

ron can come off the bench or get lost

Pau Gasol is GONE


#16 Ham

Ham

    Rap Enthusiast

  • 6,551 posts
  • Joined: Jul 10, 2012
  • Fan Since:Showtime
  • Fav. Laker:Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant

Posted January 05, 2013 - 11:01 AM

no you put both players where they're accustomed to playing

Nash
Kobe
Gay
some dude
Howard

ron can come off the bench or get lost


Start Hill. Jamison off the bench. Bring in barea with Gay

Mike D'Antoni is GARBAGE.


#17 BleedPurple&Gold

BleedPurple&Gold

    All-Star

  • 6,347 posts
  • Joined: Mar 16, 2012
  • Location:Florida
  • Name:Gary
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe,Magic

Posted January 05, 2013 - 11:10 AM

Ill take Gay and Wroten

9888d4ba-ad6b-4879-93aa-9ef1c6ed1dbd_zps


#18 MrKnowItAll

MrKnowItAll

    Starter

  • 5,209 posts
  • Joined: Feb 29, 2012
  • Name:Yosif
  • Fan Since:I was born
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe bryant

Posted January 05, 2013 - 12:00 PM

Start Hill. Jamison off the bench. Bring in barea with Gay


I do not want barea. He is probably worse than Nash on defense.

#19 Cj2008nw

Cj2008nw

    Sixth Man

  • 3,115 posts
  • Joined: Dec 26, 2011
  • Fan Since:1999
  • Fav. Laker:Kobe Bryant

Posted January 05, 2013 - 12:15 PM

START HILL

#20 Disaster in Paradise

Disaster in Paradise

    Parasyte

  • 8,507 posts
  • Joined: Mar 24, 2012

Posted January 05, 2013 - 02:03 PM

I do not want barea. He is probably worse than Nash on defense.


This dude ripped the Lakers to shreds during the 2011 playoffs.

MMiRi9s.png





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users