Rudy Gay had been rumored by Hoopsworld to have been placed on the trading block by the Memphis Grizzlies. Fortunately, Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley slammed the rumors, telling The Commercial Appeal the Grizzlies won't trade him.
Grizzlies fans can be fortunate that Heisley put his foot down because the team can't deal Gay.
The Grizzlies simply can't trade Gay. As fans saw this season, The Connecticut product means too much to the team for Heisley's organization to trade him. He's their most versatile scorer, one of their few capable three-point shooters and the key player to their transition offense.
Following is a breakdown of those and other reasons why the Grizzlies need to restrain themselves from trading Gay.