Just curious but what do you think it would take to get john wall? Next years pick derozan and davis?
Just looked at the corner of my monitor, and guess what I noticed? ONLY TWELVE MORE DAYS! :D
Man I can't wait, It's sure gonna be interesting though
Had no idea where to put this and didn't want to make a thread, but here it is.
He makes some mildly valid points about how low his stock is. Would you throw the pick at Memphis for Gay?Quote:
The Theo Ratliff's Expiring Contract Award for "Most Times Per Minute That Someone's Name Is About to Be Ejaculated by ESPN.com's Trade Machine"
To Rudy Gay, who spent Round 1 being defended by Caron Butler (playing with a broken hand), Randy Foye (six inches shorter than Gay) and Nick Young (who spent the last 25 years carefully constructing his life so the word "defense" was never involved) and submitted these numbers: 19.0 PPG, 42.1% FG, 21.1% 3FG, 5.7 FTA, 15.2 PER … and in the fourth quarter of Game 7, had more turnovers (one) than made field goals (zero) as the Clippers pulled away in Memphis.
So what happens now? The Grizzlies are sitting at $62 million in 2013, and that's not counting O.J. Mayo (a restricted free agent). Should they dump Gay's contract to a young team with cap space (Toronto, Cleveland, Portland, New Orleans, etc.) for a 2012 lottery pick? Could they flip him to Minnesota for Derrick Williams? What if they flipped him for Tyreke Evans (who makes one-third as much money)? Am I overrating his value? Should they keep him and let Mayo leave? And how much easier would this decision be had the Grizzlies picked James Harden instead of Hasheem Thabeet? That reminds me …
no i wouldn't because PJ3 has a chance to be better
KEEP!!! there no one worth trading for
If we drop to 8th or lower, I would be open to trading our pick for Gay, as long as we get Memphis' pick (in the low-mid 20's, and take a chance on someone like Tony Wroten Jr.).
Our team is based on pure potential. We don't have enough talent. Gay is a proven talent and that is what we need. I am all for trading the pick for him.
To me, there are no variables here. I don't care if someone has a "chance" to be better. What are we a bunch of compulsive gamblers?
In a heartbeat I would. Gay is proven. He's an all-star/borderline allstar. Jones hasn't done shit and may never amount to anything.
It wasn't a "rip". What Mango said about Jones is true. He hasn't done anything (at the NBA level) yet, and it is theoretically possible he ends up a bust.
If we fastforward 5 years, and Perry Jones is playing in the D-League, it would suck looking back to the summer of 2012 and realizing that we gave up chasing Rudy Gay because we assumed Jones was the answer.
How bout going through how many times that has already happened to this franchise?
On one hand, you have a guy who is in the league and is a proven commodity. He helped lead his team to the playoffs - the NBA playoffs. The other hand, you have a guy who put in 2 underwhelming seasons at the college level. Most people would take the proven commodity, hands down. It has nothing to do with "ripping" on someone, it's just straight facts, homie.
You have a chance to acquire proven talent and you'd turn it down? A possible acquistion of Rudy Gay would make him the best player on this team.
the fact is even when you're sticking up for him. you put "he hasn't played a single minute in the nba." which is exactly to the point of what mango is saying.
Also, I don't understand, props, why you are judging gay on his playoff performance?! As I understand it the raptors are trying to get into the playoffs and gay has helped his team in multiple seasons make it to the playoffs.
we're trying to make it in, we aren't already in, trying to add a piece.
I'm not as big a Gay fan as most on the board but if you think he wouldn't upgrade the team exponentially you're pretty delusional.
Gay is a known commodity, a guy who has proven his ability to dominate NBA games, and has been to the playoffs. He's experienced, but still young. He can shoot from the perimeter or get his own shot.
It's really not even debatable. Gay is the safer bet, the better player right now, and 95% likely still the better player 3-4 years from now.