Rudy Gay is another piece to be added if you are bringing other pieces as well because he himself is not going to make your team a whole lot better right now. If Memphis want Ed, Jose and Ross then its going to be an addition by subtracting and the Raptors will suffer as a result since their team is currently build on a balanced system of players where the two units help each other out.
This is why the deal doesn't make sense at the moment unless Colangelo has more up his sleive, otherwise I wouldn't do it right now and possibly wait untill the summer where Gay stock will likely to drop some more (if he hasn't moved by then) and the Raptors would be in a better position to assess their direction.
Im pretty sure within BCs vision of the team and Casey input Demar, Ross and JV are untouchable core pieces he wants to keep around for the next 5 years unless a legit talent allstar is being pitched our way.
When I read the Gay trade thing I could only lol, really I have no problem with how the turnaround has been continuing with the group and building chemistry and moving Bargnani is a good strategy. Save bigger trades or acquisitions come off season when guys like Milsap our free agents this way.
I'm surprised they didn't take the clippers deal. I'd take that deal and then trade bledsoe away as well. get the picks and Caron to man the 3. trade bledsoe for better picks and another backup. probably be teams lined up for a great young guard like him.
Who to believe in it all????
I believe it was Matt Moore who said the price was rising. Well, surprise, here comes another angle to the story:
As the Memphis Grizzlies continue to shop Rudy Gay, it has become clear that teams aren’t exactly lining up to trade for the 26-year-old forward. The Grizzlies have talked to a number of teams and gauged their interest, but most executives aren’t willing to part with significant pieces to acquire Gay. That could be why Memphis has explored other options such as waiting until the offseason to move Gay or trading Zach Randolph