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    My prediction is that this team will get gutted shortly after they make the Gay trade. Bryan will be fired/let go, and there will be little hope for us until Gay is off the books.

    I don't see how what is coming in, is going to make up for what is going out.

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I don't think it solves the issues Memphis is looking to address with a Gay trade. They lack wing depth, shooting, and financial flexibility. Ed and Marion - assuming he picks up his $9M - also count for a little over $12M for next season while addressing none of the needs management has identified as issues.

    I do like the trade, fwiw. Just don't think it addresses Memphis' reasons for trading Gay.
    Yeah no one said it was perfect. I think Memphis would still want a pick in that, and the deal could/would probably be expanded to fit the teams needs better. I just really like Dallas as that third team. Dallas also has a Chris Kaman on an 8 million dollar expiring contract who could back up a Marc Gasol very well, and they have Beaubois which the Raptors could take if Memphis did not want to give Wroten.

    One thing to criticize about the Memphis-Cleveland deal: as you said, they need wing shooting, depth and financial flexibility, yet they traded away Wayne Ellington, who is a solid wing shooter on a beyond reasonable contract.

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    Quote BasketballCrush wrote: View Post
    My prediction is that this team will get gutted shortly after they make the Gay trade. Bryan will be fired/let go, and there will be little hope for us until Gay is off the books.

    I don't see how what is coming in, is going to make up for what is going out.
    You don't seem to be very high on Rudy Gay. Why is that? He was playing at pure all-star level before the shoulder injury. Actually, last season he was playing very well too. Many thought he was an all-star snub.

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    Quote Red and White wrote: View Post
    Yeah no one said it was perfect. I think Memphis would still want a pick in that, and the deal could/would probably be expanded to fit the teams needs better. I just really like Dallas as that third team. Dallas also has a Chris Kaman on an 8 million dollar expiring contract who could back up a Marc Gasol very well, and they have Beaubois which the Raptors could take if Memphis did not want to give Wroten.

    One thing to criticize about the Memphis-Cleveland deal: as you said, they need wing shooting, depth and financial flexibility, yet they traded away Wayne Ellington, who is a solid wing shooter on a beyond reasonable contract.
    Kaman substituted for Marion I could totally see. Unfortunately, Kaman is now injured with a concussion.
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    I think people have built a fantasy for themselves that BC is going to keep the trades rolling and dump off bargs. I bet he doesn't. That is his boy and nobody wants him. Starting lineup will be KL/DD/RG/AB/JV and will be awful. His first priority should have been to dump bargs for any SF and then get anything for JC instead of dumping off the only raptor that has made a quantum leap in his game from one season to the next in 17 years. I would prefer KL/DD/??/ED/JV as a lineup.