Originally Posted by KAD
wow I wondered hard what was the Rudy Gay trade all about. The Grizz had the bst record in the league for some time and looked awfully solid in all areas and now they are sinking fast.
The Rudy Gay trade does not demand any advanced statistics to understand.
Gay had a salary of $16M. Higher than any Spur and about the same as Derrick Rose, Kevin Durant, and Zach Randolph, and more than guys like Kevin Love, Tyson Chandler, and Andre Iguodala. Gay was overpaid, Memphis was over the cap, and they were still not where they needed to be to compete in the playoffs with the Thunder, Clippers, and Spurs.