Rudy Gay to be Available This Summer?

by May 15, 2011
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With the Grizzlies playing so well as their star player watching from the sidelines, the Akron Beacon Journal is speculating that Rudy Gay could be made offered up in a trade this summer: “There is belief around the league that injured Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay could be had in the right deal. Gay, 25, has about $68 million left on his contract for the next four years. The Grizzlies have already given Zach Randolph a monster $71 million extension this spring and Marc Gasol’s expiring contract is up next. Do the Grizzlies have enough money for Randolph, Gasol, Mike Conley’s five-year, $45 million extension that begins next season and Gay, too? Perhaps, but they played awfully well during the postseason without him. Gay averaged 19.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in a season that ended in mid-February to a shoulder injury. He is one of the league’s most explosive scorers and just entering the prime of his career, so he won’t come cheap. … The Grizzles would likely want quality assets in return.”