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The Memphis Grizzlies showed a lot of heart in the 2011 post season, knocking off the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs and putting up a seven-game brawl against OKC. Unfortunately for Rudy Gay, he was absent due to injury.
Gay could end up on the trading block, and while Houston put up a lot of points last year, having the all-around offensive threat they need could make a difference.
Kevin Martin has been a true asset to Houston, but being a one dimensional star is not the best thing for his team. The pure scorer would be better off as a role player paired with an elite star.
This is where Rudy Gay comes in.
Gay is an athletic forward out of UCONN, who still has plenty of room for growth and potential. He is a dangerous finisher in the open, and can also draw attention while not driving.
Gay would also give Houston a lengthy forward who can rebound well and block shots.
With the right team around these two, they could create one of the better duos in the NBA.
While a trade scenario would be hard to figure out for Gay, this is a budding star Houston should look into. But would Memphis be willing to deal such a big name within the division?