The Rudy Gay Trade-a-palooza continues today as Ric Bucher is reporting that the Washington Wizards made a "good" offer to the Grizzlies for Rudy Gay. Bucher didn’t offer any news about what the offer actually was, but Bullets Forever has an in-depth look at what the Wizards’ offer could have been:
At the same time, I’m really not sure what the Wizards can offer Memphis. The Grizzlies are trying to move Gay to get under the luxury tax this year and in the future, but they also want to take back a reasonable amount of talent, including young talent. Ideally, they get even better by taking back cheaper players that fit with their post-oriented attack more seamlessly and younger players that allow them to stay competitive for longer. It’s a scaled-down version of what the Oklahoma City Thunder did when trying to trade James Harden.
It’s a good look at the harsh reality facing the Grizzlies if they want to try to replace Gay in the middle of the season: there’s not really a good way to replace Rudy in the lineup without taking a hit at the starting small forward position.
SoV is going to follow these Rudy trade rumors as they keep popping up.