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Old 01-30-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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This is why the Grizzlies traded Rudy Gay

"Gay, averaging 17.2 points and 5.9 rebounds, signed a five-year, $82 million maximum contract in July 2010 with Memphis. The 6-foot-8 small forward is due $16.5 million this season with $37 million more over the next two years." (source: espn.com)

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Old 01-30-2013, 09:57 PM   #2
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Yeah, because Memphis owner is cheap. Isn't he the same guy who drafted Xavier Henry and tried to NOT pay him the rookie scale deal??
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:58 PM   #3
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Yea I'm surprised I forgot about that ridiculous contract.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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Yeah, because Memphis owner is cheap. Isn't he the same guy who drafted Xavier Henry and tried to NOT pay him the rookie scale deal??
Memphis has new owners since then, try and keep up
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:05 PM   #5
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Memphis has new owners since then, try and keep up
Really?? I haven't had the time to keep up really, I use to follow the NBA like crazy...

But that old owner was a knowledgeable guy, he was one of the smarter owners, but still cheap.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:09 PM   #6
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Default Re: This is why the Grizzlies traded Rudy Gay

It's so funny how these small market teams sign all these undeserving players to huge deals and later complain that they can't pay them.

Everyone knew the contract that was offered to Rudy Gay was outrageous and yet they went through with it... and now they are whining despite Gay not falling in quality or anything.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:21 PM   #7
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Default Re: This is why the Grizzlies traded Rudy Gay

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It's so funny how these small market teams sign all these undeserving players to huge deals and later complain that they can't pay them.

Everyone knew the contract that was offered to Rudy Gay was outrageous and yet they went through with it... and now they are whining despite Gay not falling in quality or anything.


You make it sound like they've refused to pay him or something drastic. Talking about Memphis "whining", they traded their player and his contract, if they hadn't signed him in the first place he would have been gone in free agency getting them nothing back.
By going the route they did they became a playoff contender while turning Gays 5(?) year contract into a 3 year making it a less horrible signing than it was to begin with.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:23 PM   #8
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It's so funny how these small market teams sign all these undeserving players to huge deals and later complain that they can't pay them.

Everyone knew the contract that was offered to Rudy Gay was outrageous and yet they went through with it... and now they are whining despite Gay not falling in quality or anything.

The contract was based on him getting better.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:29 PM   #9
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Memphis are so not going to win the Championship anytime soon. #tooCheap.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:29 PM   #10
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He never deserved the max deal. He was never on the level peak Brandon Roy got to. Hell, Aldridge deserves that pay more than he does.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:30 PM   #11
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Memphis made out like bandits. Prince who's stilll pretty good and serviceable starter AND Ed Davis who has been playing really well since Bargs injury.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:31 PM   #12
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Im sure the raptors are gonna hate the landry,bargs,kleiza,amir salaries more..Still gotta pay lowry...Moves have to be made but who wants those turds?
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:25 AM   #13
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Memphis made out like bandits. Prince who's stilll pretty good and serviceable starter AND Ed Davis who has been playing really well since Bargs injury.
This guy gets it. It's Hollinger and them using stats to build a team around Randolph and Gasol aka how they win games. When things run through Rudy, the whole team slows down and the team struggles to score. Now Gasol and Randolph are surrounded by defensive wings and shooters. I love it.

I'm a huge Rudy Gay fan by the way, but it's not worth the money and doesn't fit ideally with this system.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:29 AM   #14
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Memphis has new owners since then, try and keep up

The new owners are also very cheap
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:31 AM   #15
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Memphis made out like bandits. Prince who's stilll pretty good and serviceable starter AND Ed Davis who has been playing really well since Bargs injury.

Problem is how much do they really need Davis with DA, Gasol and Z-Bo there, I really like Davis but im not sure how much playing time hes going to get in Memphis.
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