Rudy Gay is a hot name on the trade market. A number of teams have shown interest in him, but only so many can give the Memphis Grizzlies the right player to replace Gay. According to The Commercial Appeal, the Grizzlies assured his agent that he would only be sent off before the deadline if the deal were a “no-brainer.”
Thus, the Grizzlies aren’t going for a deal that would be a salary dump. They won’t trade him for a player that’s decent, but forestalls any possible reloading of the roster. Also, a deal won’t happen before the deadline if the only promising part of the deal is high future first-round pick.
They’d have to receive a guy who could help them as they grind forth toward the playoffs, working against tough odds to overcome the beasts of the West.
A few players would be able to answer that call. Read along to see who they are.