Breaking News: Rudy Gay Agrees To Contract With Memphis

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIJuly 1, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 20:  Rudy Gay #22 of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball over Peja Stojakovic #16 the New Orleans Hornets at the New Orleans Arena on January 20, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Just in, via NBA.com: Rudy Gay has agreed to a five year contract, worth $82 million, with the Memphis Grizzlies

There goes my hopes of having Gay play in Boston.

Rudy Gay is one baller. He is a very dynamic wing that slashes his way to the rim frequently. He would have been a good fit in Boston, but he remains a Grizzly.

Apparently, it is reported that Gay loves it in Memphis. I'm not sure why. Memphis finished a very poor season with a 40-42 record in the Southwest division of the Western Conference. 

My opinion is that Rudy Gay could be a franchise player. He has the talent and the athleticism to beat just about anyone. It's a shame he's staying in Memphis. Maybe the Grizzlies can build a strong cast for the 23 year old, I don't know.

The Grizzlies have potential, don't get me wrong. They have young, talented players who are on the up-rise like Mike Conley and OJ Mayo, but it's just a matter of maturing. 

Kind of a disappointing day for me, as I was wishing the Celtics could pursue the 6-8 forward. But, I'll have to deal with watching him play in Memphis for another five years.

I can see Rudy Gay being a very successful player, but we'll see if he can accomplish it in Memphis. 

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