Perry Jones III
I agree with the idea that Gay should be the guy taking over in close games, but is he always asked to? Who knows.
"I don't lie. I willfully participate in a campaign of misinformation." - Fox Mulder
I think Memphis is doomed with both Randolph and Gay.
Randolph is an alpha-dog (borderline selfish player when losing). He demands the ball and said as much very publicly after the series ended. He is also paid near max money.
Gay is paid max money. As long as he is paid max money the expectation among fans is going to be he should be giving max production.
I have no idea what went on in the huddles or what the strategy was but Gay looks to be in a lose-lose situation in Memphis in that if he is option 1, Randolph has a hissy-fit and the fans love Z-Bo but if he is option 2 he is a max player and now a world class bum in the eyes of fans.
Not to mention that the $16.5M that both Gay and Randolph make next year could very easily be used elsewhere in the roster to get a backup PG, back up PF, back up C, three point shooting, and scoring off the bench.
Last edited by mcHAPPY; Thu May 24th, 2012 at 03:53 PM.