Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 at 1:40 pm  |  21 responses

Phoenix Suns and Memphis Grizzlies Reportedly Discussing a Rudy Gay Trade

Rudy Gay’s name has popped up in recent trade chatter, and according to Yahoo! Sports, the Phoenix Suns are interested in acquiring the star forward from Memphis: “The Grizzlies have been shopping Gay to multiple teams, and found an interested trade partner with the Suns, sources said. There’s no framework of a possible deal in place, but the Grizzlies have expressed a strong desire that any package involving Gay include Suns forward Jared Dudley and future first-round draft picks, sources said. In an effort to avoid paying luxury tax in the short term, as well as get off the $17.8 million and $19.3 million owed Gay in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons, new Memphis management has aggressively shopped Gay. [...] The Suns have been mindful of their financial state under Phoenix owner Robert Sarver, and there are still doubts within the organization they will ultimately be able to absorb the remainder of Gay’s contract.”

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  • JML-G

    first Mayo, now Gay.. smh.. damn u small market teams

  • JM

    What? Trading away first round draft picks for a player? I thought Sarver only accepts cash for first round draft picks? You know because he prefers an extra $$$ over giving his franchise a chance to win.

  • thyr rodrigues

    awful trade for memphis

  • Max

    Noooooooooooh, don’t do it.
    But teh Lakers’ lottery pick could be good.
    But not enough for Gay.

  • Caboose

    Grizzlies get: Corey Maggette, Michael Beasley, 2014 Suns 1st Round Pick
    Suns get: Rudy Gay
    Pistons get:Wesley Johnson, Sebastian Telfair, 2013 Grizzlies 2nd Round Pick
    Grizzlies get: Arron Afflalo, Hedo Turkoglu, Markieff Morris, 2013 Magic 2nd Round Pick, 2013 Suns 2nd Round Pick
    Suns get: Rudy Gay, Hamed Haddadi
    Magic get: Michael Beasley, Shannon Brown

  • Redd

    2nd one is good.

  • Nigel

    Stupid stupid Grizzlies. Gay may not be a franchise player, but they have enough around him to make some deep playoff runs. Jared Dudley is not the answer….to anything.

  • D12FSU

    I always viewed you as a sensible magic fan, why on earth would you want to do this trade lol

  • Seth

    Looks like the Michael Beasley experiment hasn’t panned out.

  • Caboose

    1. Get JJ starting.
    2. Get Hedo the f*ck out of Orlando.

  • spit hot fiyah

    this would be so gay

  • M Cho

    The problem with both your scenarios is named Michael Beasley. There’s no way any GM whether drunk, stoned, old school talent evaluator, new school moneyballer or Danny Ainge style diceroller takes back Michael Beasley in return for Rudy Gay or Aaron Afflalo.

  • Mackenzie Kerridge

    It’s their own fault for overpaying him. He obviously hasn’t lived up to the Grizzlies’ expectations of him but it’s no reason to trade him… They have a deep playoff run lined up right now already. Jared Dudley and draft picks is a major setback.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i’m sorry but is it here i said Rudy Gay would be traded? i said this somewhere the day after Hollinger was hired.

  • robb

    they’d regret it

  • Luminous Music

    As a Suns girl, i would love to see Gay in Phoenix…however can’t see what value Memphis is gonna get out of it, even involving other teams in the trade. Dudley is solid, but only 6th man-type solid on a current Grizz roster. But yes feel free to take B-Easy. Mb he just hates the desert? Or too much pot this season smh…

  • gusisit

    rudy gay for granger and dj augustine

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Luol Deng and someone else for Rudy Gay? Obviously helps the Bulls offensively and would probably make the Griz the best defensive team in the league.

  • Clos1881

    I don’t like that trade either deng can’t get his own shot and other mike Connelly Rudy is the only other peremeter player that can create his own shot

  • Clos1881

    If you were my gm I would fire you

  • DMC14

    gay for dudley do it phx do it. i will kick myself later if they get a high pick in the draft.