|Toronto Raptors After Rudy Gay?|
Just because Memphis got under the salary cap by dealing Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington and Josh Selby to the Cavs last week it does not mean that they are still not entertaining offers for Rudy Gay that will enable them to get further under the cap in the future.
According to reports the Toronto Raptors are trying to deal for Gay and are offering Jose Calderon and Ed Davis to Memphis for Gay.
Although the framework of a workable trade has not yet been established, sources told ESPN.com that Toronto -- known to be perhaps Gay's most determined suitor -- has continued to make a hard push for the swingman.
The Grizzlies, though, maintain that last week's luxury-tax-slashing trade with Cleveland means they no longer feel the same pressure to move Gay or another high-priced player before the NBA's Feb. 21 trade deadline.
New Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien told local reporters late last week that "we really like our team" and that it is "more likely than not that we do nothing" in terms of breaking up Memphis' marquee foursome of Gay, point guard Mike Conley, forward Zach Randolph, and center Marc Gasol.
Other teams remain engaged with the Grizzlies as well, as Memphis officials continue to weigh whether it is best to trade Gay or keep together the core of a team that has ranked among the top four in the Western Conference.
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 January 2013 15:44 )|