Rudy Gay to stay in Memphis
With the NBA season coming to an end, trade talks have started to swirl. At least one of these rumours has been shot down already. According to Memphis Commercial Appeal the general manager of the Grizzlies, Michael Heisley has said Rudy Gay will not be shopped in the upcoming offseason.
Toronto, Golden State, Orlando, Charlotte, and Brooklyn are among the teams who are reportedly interested in the small forward. Initial rumors concluded that Gay was to be moved for a lottery pick in this year's draft. These are indeed false.
Heisley was rather entertained at the question of Gay being moved stating, "Rudy is the only player we have who can get his shot anytime and anyplace on the floor. You can't afford to get rid of him and not bring in somebody who can do more...but I don't know how else I can say this: There is no plan to trade Rudy Gay."
Gay has been a large part in the Grizzlies success over the past couple of seasons, including two-straight playoff appearances. He will be the second highest paid player on the team next year, as he will make $16.4 million next season.