IF a trade does get done, I much prefer it to be now, rather than right at the deadline. Getting it done sooner gives BC more time to pursue subsequent moves... I'm looking at you Bargnani, and possibly you too DeRozan!
The more I think about this - and we've been down this road before with trades that happen but don't happen - the more I am for it. DeRozan's extension really killed any meaningful flexibility. I just hope DD and Bargnani are next to go.
Rather pay Gay than DD/AB.
Bottom line is deal is essentially ED + financial flexibility for Gay. Considering any team dumping meaningful contracts are going to want picks which Raps don't have, lets do it. It is not like free agency has been beneficial for Toronto and there is no free agent wing that Toronto could get this summer better than Gay.
Only problem now is, We need a PF for the future. Il Crapo ain't gonna cut it, and Amir Johnson is nothing more than an energy big off the bench. I thought we really had somethin going with Eddy and Big V but it was never meant to be
Pay attention to starting line ups tonight. Of eithe Calderon or Davis don't start. You know it's gone down.
Ok to play your game, say we get Gasol and Pierce and next year you value them as two expiring + a pick, how do you plan on selling a 37 year old with a 15mil contract, and a 33 year old with the 19mil contract to teams, when at current, we have a 32 year old with only a 10mil expiring contract and cant even find him any takers? If you do plan to trade them for say somebody better than Rudy Gay, and you said better, not potentially better, what team would be willing to release such a quality player? Specially now with teams very conscientious of the new CBA and making sure their payroll is in line, how easy do you think it would be to find a team who hasnt gone through the salary dump yet?
Forget about his contract for a min. Rudy Gay is a heck of a player. He's not LBJ or KD. But imo he's just a step below those guys.
Gay is a guy that can take over games, can close games, when he's on he's on. Not a great 3pt shooter but is more than capable of hitting one if left open. If he gets hot watch out. He's a guy that can create shots for himself. Very athletic, good size for a SF.
HE'S EVERYTHING THE RAPS NEED. If they can get him without giving up JV or Ross then imo this is a STEAL.
Just got a score alert on my phone. The Deal is super close to being done
And he's only 26 years old, even 5 months younger than Lowry (Raptors PG of the future (?))
(Sorry for poor English )
Not to be outdone by Woj, Berger chimes in!
Ken Berger @KBergCBS
However, Calderon's expiring contract would not compromise Grizzlies' pursuit of luxury-tax freedom. Two-team scenarios also in play.Looks like this is going down regardless of a 3rd team.Ken Berger Ken Berger @KBergCBS
Memphis prefers to do Rudy Gay deal with Jose Calderon going to third team. Several potential suitors making push for the veteran PG.
I love Amir Johnson more than Ed but.... WHY ED DAVIS. I <3 Ed! Calderon can re-sign with us
“The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority.” - Martin Luther King
Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA
Several league officials tell Y! Sports that Memphis has a plan to route Jose Calderon to a third team for assets in Rudy Gay deal.
DING DONG! SHIT IS ON!
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