Suns working to acquire Rudy Gay

Jan 07, 2013; Sacramento, CA, USA; Memphis Grizzlies small forward Rudy Gay (22) smiles during the third quarter in the game against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena. The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Sacramento Kings 113-81. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

The Grizzlies’ new front office and ownership are skeptical as to whether or not the team as currently constructed can compete for a championship.

As a result, Memphis has been shopping Rudy Gay, who has 3 years and over 53 million dollars remaining on a five-year deal that is worth over 82 million dollars.

It is being reported that the Grizzlies have delivered trade proposals to several teams, but appear to covet the Phoenix Suns’ Jared Dudley.

The team would also receive a future first round pick.

Yesterday, we here at KJG reported that lacking a solid core, Phoenix has zero untouchables on its roster, and is a franchise seeking direction.

Adding Gay would be a huge coup for the Suns, especially at the current asking price.

Two-years removed from a season ending shoulder injury, he is right on line with his career scoring and rebounding averages of 17.9 points per game and 5.7 rebounds, producing 17.8 points per game this season, and 5.8 rebounds.

This would be the first-step in Phoenix getting back to the playoffs.

Stay tuned to KJG as we continue to track this story.

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