Grizzlies Say Rudy Gay Isn’t Going Anywhere

Team owner Michael Heisley continues to insist that he will pay free agent Gay whatever it takes to keep him in Memphis. From the Commercial Appeal: “The Griz are preparing for the June 24 draft with the need for more shooting, versatility, point guard help and their talented, soon-to-be restricted free-agent forward in mind. Heisley continues to insist that he is prepared to retain Gay at all costs. ‘Rudy is going to be out there. But here’s the No. 1 thing: The option on what we pay him is mine,’ Heisley said. ‘So when I say we’re going to have Rudy next year, that’s a pretty good indication that we’re going to have him.’ Heisley’s most recent statement regarding Gay came last week and was in line with what he said at the start of last season, midway through it and as the Grizzlies’ 40-42 campaign came to an end.”