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Report: Cavaliers try to offer No. 4 pick for Rudy Gay

May 23, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

Rudy Gay AP

You’re going to hear a lot of teams trying to move out of or trade high picks this year — there is not much in this draft to make you want to stay up high.

But this new rumor via a tweet from the very credible Jonathan Givony of Draft Express is laughable:

Heard Cleveland offered Memphis their #4 pick in exchange for Rudy Gay (w/help of their trade exception). Memphis rejected

If I were Memphis I would rejected Cleveland’s No. 1 overall for Gay, let alone the No. 4.

Minnesota also is reportedly looking to move the No. 2 pick, and I bet the Jazz would listen to offers if you want the No. 3. This is a draft where there are real questions about the guys at the top, so expect a lot of trade rumors of teams looking to get out. But they are not going to get top value, like Gay. Not in this draft.

Not that Memphis wouldn’t consider moving the max deal they gave Gay last summer, but it’s going to take a lot better offer than a pick in this drat to do it.

  1. iDroidX - May 23, 2011 at 1:42 PM

    No brainer. This draft is historically bad. No one would be even close to the level of talent that Gay is in this years draft.

    • chargerdillon - May 23, 2011 at 2:52 PM

      I guarantee you somebody from this draft will be an all star. To think there isnt a single real talent in this entire crop of guys is ridiculous. Doesn’t mean it’s going to be somebody who gets picked high, somebody will get a steal in this draft nobody saw coming.

      • 4getchicago - May 23, 2011 at 4:06 PM


        Think Kobe, Paul Pierce, Joe Johnson, Steve Nash or Jameer Nelson. All drafted at pick 10 or later. You never know what talent their really is out there, especially with all the one-and-done college players and all the Euros. Heart and desire make up for whatever phyiscal tools a guy may appear to be lacking on draft day. It’s what makes the great ones great. Raw physical talent doesn’t mean everything. Otherwise Gerald Green would have been an All Star.

  2. mickdamill - May 23, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Gay, would’ve made Memphis that much better if he was around for the playoffs. Rudy Gay is an All Star type player, they would be fools to trade him for a pick.

  3. Bryce - May 23, 2011 at 7:03 PM

    I’m excited for the Grizzlies. With or without Rudy Gay they have proven they can hang with some of the best teams.

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