Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  27 responses

Timberwolves Going After Rudy Gay?

The Star Tribune says Minny will target free agent forward Rudy Gay this summer: “David Kahn says he plans to call two agents at 11 o’clock Wednesday, when the NBA’s free-agency negotiation period begins. I hear from a good league source that one of those two guys is Memphis forward Rudy Gay. I texted David Kahn for a confirmation or denial Monday evening and he did not respond. For months, Gay has seemed like one of the most realistic possibilities if the Wolves did something significant in free agency because he’s young (23), could grow into the kind of star you can build a team around and is a restricted free agent for a Memphis team that might not be willing to match a rich offer. Last week, the Wolves drafted Wesley Johnson, who plays the same small-forward position as Gay. That pick might suggest that the Wolves won’t be in the market now for another small forward, but remember: This team drafted four point guards (and traded away two) last summer and also added swingmen Martell Webster and Lazar Hayward along with Johnson on draft night.”

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  • qasclk

    Sounds Gay to me…. First!

  • Groves

    they need a centre and a shooting guard… start trading jefferson and some other role players

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Although everyone can’t wait for Team Gay-Love-Sessions, this would also make Wesley Johnson lose a lot of playing time…

  • nicko

    Gay-Love-Sessions….with a Johnson?

  • http://twitter.com/HarryByrdMan44 LA Huey

    @niQ, @nicko, you guys are funny.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    HaHa@ nicko.. Rudy would be a step in the right direction, reminds me a little of JR Rider in ATL and Portland.. Still need more help off the bench.. Hey, maybe once they start winning some games Rubio will join the team.. @Groves- I think Webster is capable of starting at the 2.. Didnt get a whole lot of p/t in Portland, but is defenetly on the rise….

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Myles Brown


  • T-Money

    gay love sessions is just too, too funy. it has to happen.

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    A little late on this story. Minny has been wanting Gay for a long time but Memphis said they would match any offer for him. agay probably wont be moving anywhere.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Myles Brown can’t take it anymore. Perhaps next year they’ll draft 3 Shooting guards.

  • nicko

    draft Shaq.

  • Stickz

    Guess they figure one of the 3 have to pan out. Kahn is idiotic, but it could actually work, if you can swing Webster, Flynn, Sessions, Love/Jefferson into a quality big. Then you have Rubio, Gay, Johnson, Love/Jefferson, said quality big man as starters. Not too shabby.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Damn, niQ, you killed it with that “Gay-Love-Sessions”. That was hilarious.

  • Jose

    niQ gets my vote for comment of the decade.

  • cp3fan

    Flynn, Johnson, Gay, Love, and Jefferson (who they should keep). That’s a good young starting five on paper.

  • cp3fan

    Why are they trying to trade their center who is just turning into an all-star caliber player?

  • KoBynum716

    @cp3fan: bc he’s injury prone and he has a huge salary. if they could dump that salary for an above average C, a solid backup, and if they end up signing Gay, they could still be a decent young team for now. but i do agree that they shouldn’t bother trying to get rid of him, there’s only a handful of good Centers in the NBA today.

  • cp3fan

    He only missed six games this past season and two seasons before that, he played all 82. When healthy, he’s a 20-10 guy. And he’s only 25.

  • CC413

    trading jefferson is not a good idea at all unless they are lookig to be a team that scores primarily from the peremiter uses bigs soley for rebounding, d, and trash points.. kevin love is already a better rebounder so this might actually work

  • SirPatrick

    Jefferson most certainly should be traded – sure he can put up #s, even the flashy 20 and 10 night in and night out… but the dude just simply doesn’t “see” the floor, he’s a black-hole… an offensive-flow killer…. AND he’s a PF not a Center, he’s been playing out of position since he came to MN.

  • unrel

    @niq.. with your Gay-Love-Sessions trio.. any chance Head would be involved?.. as in luther.. he’s an unrestricted FA as well…

  • http://Www.slamonline.com Negetivekreep

    Haha! Niq!!!

  • http://claydefayette@yahoo.com Clay

    Minny should have just kept Mayo when they drafted him.

  • kashdef

    I want to see Gay stay in Memphis, but just for the sake of discussion if Memphis is restricted in cap space and can’t match Minny couldn’t Minny force a sign and trade making Gay cheaper?

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  • http://www.clownpenis.com Tarzan Cooper

    Rc buford should get rudy somehow, and get rid of rj in the process

  • ccantrell

    i really dont see any good in trading jefferson..