Gay would be nice to have, but his contract is just insane.
Boogie, JT, IT, Salmons, and Jimmer are the guys I don't want to trade to get him. Everyone else is on the table.
Why??? I agree on cousins, Thompson and Thomas, but Salmons over tyreke? Jimmer id like to keep but if someone really wanted him then I'd be willing to part ways. I don't understand why everyone is so scared of taking on salary. Who on our team makes more than 10 mil a year? No one! We have a boat load of cap space so use it on something. Tyreke might get paid, cuz will I'm a couple years but hell should we be so caught up in that? If we want to shed some cap, why not amnesty Hayes or Garcia or even Salmons? That would save some money right there. A lineup of
De Marcus cousins
Is easily playoff caliber. We would need better coaching but we would have a team that could actually compete with anyone and make it to the playoffs and possibly even win a series if that team can grow and develop together.
I don't want Gay, not for that contract. I think Gay is overrated. Gay reminds me of Salmons from about 4 years ago without the defense and making twice the money. Gay is too much of a ball stopper. He is not that good of a perimeter shooter and he isolates way too often just like Salmons once did.
Salmons with experience has learned to involve his teammates more instead of getting the ball and then playing 1 on 1, Gay is not past that point. There is a lot of players who could average what Gay averages if the ball stopped when it got to them. In my opinion it could be argued that Gay is the worst starting player on the Grizzlies. I would easily take Randolph and Gasol over him, I like Conley better as his game is all around better and he plays a position of greater value, if Conley shot as much as Gay he would average 20 points a game and Conley has a much better shot than Gay. I prefer Allen over Gay as Allen is probably the best defensive wing player in the NBA.
Its not my opinion that Gay sucks, I think he is a decent player, but I think he is overrated as I am not a fan of volume shooters, and I would rather have Salmon over Gay so it would not make sense to me to trade Salmon to get Gay. I also think that Gay whose contract goes up 3 million a year over the next 2 years pretty much stops us from making other moves. Some people say we need to take a chance, I am all for taking a chance on someone worthwhile, I just don't think Gay is worth it and he is not worth taking a chance on.
Gay thrived when he was the first or second option. He's not anymore in Memphis IMO. Give him the keys he will produce.
The only difference between this season and all of Gays other seasons is Gay is shooting about the same amount of shots as other seasons but is making about 1 less shot a game, thats not a major difference than his other seasons. Gay posts numbers because he is a ball hog, he shoots way too many shots a game in comparison to his abilities. Gay is pretty much what John Salmons was in his prime but without the defensive ability of John. Nothing worth getting excited about and not worth paying 16/17/19 mil a season..