Crazy thoughts of the day:
There were rumours for literally 2-3 years on Memphis trading Rudy Gay to Golden State. There appears to be enough content out there to say it was discussed between the two teams. When the Grizz decided to trade Gay this season, GSW were rumoured. Problem was they did not have any expiring contracts or substantially less paid wing who could contribute (Tayshaun Prince) and that is what they were looking for in any deal hence no GSW trades to ponder. Jerry West is also a fan of Gay.
By the way, all the above talking/background points come from here.
So with all that said, crazy thoughts of the day:
1) Gay to Golden State for Jefferson and 2 of the following 3 Barnes/Thompson/2014 pick.
2) Gay and Bargnani to Golden State for Jefferson, Biedrins, and 2 of the following 3 Barnes/Thompson/2014 pick.
I'm crazy, right?
-Colangelo and his zany ways. IF he is retained, well then I have a hard time seeing him trade Gay. He's been after him for years.
-GSW's playoff performance. If they beat SAS, or even just play the series strong, I don't know how much they want to make changes, and more importantly, how much they want to trade young players coming off strong playoff performances. Thompson and Barnes have both been pretty impressive in their first playoff experience.
Conclusion...Yeah, I think you're a bit crazy. Again, you never know, but I'd seriously question the competence of GSW's management/ownership if they went down this path.
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No one in their right mind would trade Barnes + Klay for Gay. Heck, i wouldn't even trade Barnes or Klay straight up for Gay.
This is not a shot on Gay who i think is an all-star caliber type of player. But Barnes and Klay Thompson are two of the BEST young players in the game.
GS is one of the best up and coming young team in the league. If Lee and Curry were healthy and if Barnes didn't get injured in Game 6. There's no doubt that they would be where the Spurs are right now...in the Conference Finals.
Raptors just got Gay (LOL!) ahem*
Gay was brought here by BC but allowed by the MLSE directors above ans sice his acquisition he has been a poster boy for the team alongside DeMar and JV Gay isnt being discussed in trade talks at all, hes a part of the current team moving forward.
Matt, have you already given up on Rudy Gay? That shocks me because you were the most vocal fan in wanting Rudy Gay in Toronto.
Would I do that trade if I was the GSW GM? No, my team improved dramatically this season and Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes are good players on friendly rookie scale contracts. Why give one and a pick for a player who is way overpaid?
Memphis shopped Gay for a long time and all we had to give up is Ed Davis + Jose Calderon and a 2nd round pick. I would not give up Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes for Ed Davis and I would not have given up a first round pick for an expiring contract, however much I like Jose. Second round picks typically have very short and unproductive careers and I seriously doubt it would impact the trade.
Gotta say Rudy is ridiculously efficient in your mix Reuben.
In terms of what gay returned you have to remember Memphis was particular in what they were to bring back. The CBA adds degree of difficulty in making deals and maximizing returns.
Both Jefferson and Biedrins are expiring contracts this upcoming season. They'll be eating way more salary than they're sending out and for more years. I don't see how you can play the salary dump angle here at all. And I'm pretty sure it takes more than "being a fan of" to make such a lopsided trade. I would probably venture that he's a fan of Barnes and Thompson as well.