^The point of trading for Gay would be to get out of the 4 years of Deng's contract, not to try to chase some dream....
Deng has a bad contract but I also don't think it's going to hurt us too much because Ingram who will eventually start and just keep getting better and is on a rookie deal.
I posted this in November and now that people are seeing how good Ingram will become, I think it applies even more:
Deng got paid a lot of money, but from a business point of view you could look at it just offsetting Ingram's rookie contract.
Deng/Ingram 2016-2017: $23,281,680 or $11.6 mil each
Deng/Ingram 2017-2018: $22,709,400 or $11.3 mil each
Deng/Ingram 2018-2019: $23,757,120 or $11.8 mil each
Deng/Ingram 2019-2020: $26,075,485 or $13 mil each
If Ingram becomes who most of us think he'll be then by years 3 and 4 he may look underpaid based on market value.