The Memphis Grizzlies front office is staring down the Rudy Gay trade front like a 10-year-old contemplating jumping off the high dive. Dealing Gay could be a bold move to relieve a salary burden, but it could also hurt a little.
The Grizzlies won’t make the leap unless they’re absolutely sure. This much they made clear to Gay’s agent, according to The Commercial Appeal, saying they won’t deal him before the trade deadline unless it’s a “no-brainer.”
Surely, Memphis could move him and come out well. The team just might score more without him, like when he went down with a season-ending injury in 2011.
Then again, some risks are associated with the possible loss of their leading scorer. Having to find someone else to take all the shots he normally takes might not be easy.
Follow along to see a breakdown of the dilemma the Grizzlies face while weighing the possibility of trading Gay.