Feb 22, 2010, 9:16 AM EDT
Chris Bosh has made it clear — the New Jersey Nets don’t need to inquire about his services this summer.
Rudy Gay on the other hand…
“The record doesn’t mean much when you’re dealing with a team,” Gay said before scoring 29 points Sunday. “You’re thinking about yourself and how you can contribute, and that’s what other teams think.
“Wherever you feel like you’re wanted the most, that’s where you’re going to be.”
He just wants to be wanted, is that too much to ask?
The Nets have some nice pieces — Brook Lopez, Devin Harris, Chris Douglas Roberts. They have a new, rich owner coming in and will be moving to Brooklyn in a couple years. If someone is willing to be part of the rebuilding process, New Jersey would not be a bad place to sign.
Gay — the very athletic swingman — is going to be one of the more interesting free agents out there this summer. He is in the second tier of available players (after LeBron James, Bosh and Dwyane Wade) and likely somebody is going to overpay to get him. The Grizzlies then have the right to match, as Gay is a restricted free agent, but it is possible (even likely) the financially strapped franchise will have to let him walk because of the high price.
- Ray Allen: “I won’t officially retire” 16
- Report: Adidas makes $200 million offer to James Harden 23
- Jahlil Okafor: “Rookie of the Year is one of the goals I set for myself” 15
- Report: Derrick Rose undecided about attending Team USA minicamp 9
- Report: Pacers planning to purchase D-League’s Fort Wayne Mad Ants 4
- Report: Hawks’ Mike Scott told police after arrest all drugs in car were his 17
- NBA lands in Africa trying to put down roots, which is all about youth programs, infrastructure 1
- Report: Kings expected to hire Nancy Lieberman as assistant coach 9