Ronald Tillery of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports:

Rudy Gay tries boxing training

Rudy Gay might not be a member of the proposed, star-studded free-agent summit of 2010.

But he plans to be a heavyweight next season.

The Grizzlies’ soon-to-be restricted free agent forward has engaged in a training regime earmarked for boxers since the regular season ended. Gay, who is about to enter his fifth NBA season, has taken his offseason workout to another level as he prepares for a USA Basketball training camp next month and a possible maximum contract offer when free agency begins July 1.

“I’m not fighting anyone,” Gay said this weekend when reached by phone. “I’m going through the training. There’s no more in-shape athlete than a boxer.”

Gay said he picked up the idea of training like a boxer from other NBA players such as Cuttino Mobley, Al Harrington, David West and Manu Ginobili.