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Suns involved in trade talks for Rudy Gay

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05:43 PM ET 01.08 | Rumors are swirling that the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns are engaged in trade talks that involve star forward Rudy Gay. Memphis has been actively shopping Gay, and the Suns are interested. Memphis is 22-10, which is enough to have them sitting in fourth place in the Western Conference. While the Grizzlies could be contenders in the postseason, Gay's contract is too much for the team. He is set to make $16.4 million this season. Some have doubts that the Grizzlies will open their checkbooks and take on Gay's contract, but they will have trade bait thanks to owning the Los Angeles Lakers' first-round pick.

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January 8, 2013  09:48 PM ET
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Hate to see a team that is 22-10 discuss trading perhaps their best player.

A year ago, most of the comments here were about how a hard cap was a good idea to limit large market teams. But so far, the main casualties seem to be OKC, Memphis, and Utah -- all small markets. Knicks, Nets and Lakers are still spending money like it's going out of style.

January 9, 2013  12:39 AM ET

Im guessing Gays contract is apart of the old CBA thats why hes making such an amount. I believe with the contracts under the new CBA he would of never had such a contract where the Grizzles would have to trade him off to balance thier cap not to mention no matter how good Memphis is they dont sell out the crowd and dont make enough money to go over the cap. Sucks I was starting to enjoy these small markets replacing the big markets. Lakers lose Grizzles win. Its good for the NBA.

January 9, 2013  01:06 AM ET

Who would help the Grizz from the Suns?

 
January 9, 2013  04:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

A year ago, most of the comments here were about how a hard cap was a good idea to limit large market teams. But so far, the main casualties seem to be OKC, Memphis, and Utah -- all small markets. Knicks, Nets and Lakers are still spending money like it's going out of style.

Good point.

I do wonder why the suns need Gay, they already got Beasley who is underperforming and some other forwards like dudley.


I wished Gay could stay, he deserves to be on this team. Sucks to go to a team like the suns. :)

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