Dec 29, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay (22) drives past Denver Nuggets guard Andre iguodala (9) at FedEx Forum. Memphis defeated Denver 81-72. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Warriors Discussed Trade for Rudy Gay With Memphis


The Warriors had discussions to trade for Rudy Gay of the Grizzlies, reports the Contra Costa Times.

However, those talks went nowhere as Memphis was not interested in taking the Warriors’ large contracts (a la Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins).

The Grizzlies are seeking a combination of young players and draft picks, which the Warriors are not willing to part with.

So, basically there is no story here, as neither side appears willing to pull the trigger. However, things could get interesting if one side changes its stance, as the Warriors are very high on acquiring Gay.

Gay, who is in his seventh NBA season, is averaging 17.9 points per game for his career.

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  • http://www.basesandbaskets.com/ Elijah

    Interesting idea. I’ve been going back and forth in my mind about this possibility. One the one hand, he’s a scorer who could really hit us the jackpot at a position that is currently riding on a rookie. On the other, would his style of play fit with what the Dubs have going? And would the FO want to pay him in the future? Hard to say whether or not it would be good for the Dubs considering we’d be messing with something that’s going well. If the price is right, sure, but I would not send away Klay.

    • goldenbaysports

      I think the question to ask here is: will Harrison Barnes be better than Rudy Gay in 4-5 years?

      • http://www.basesandbaskets.com/ Elijah

        Meh actually after tonight I’ve come to my conclusion: Gay’s gonna make close to $20 mil soon and he sure isn’t worth that. 1) I’d rather pay Curry, Lee, Thompson, Bogut, and Barnes than Gay and 2) I’d rather not pull another Barry Zito.