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HoopsWorld: Gay MAY Be Available; Brooklyn MAY Be Interested


There will be daily rumors now that we are in June, only a little more than three weeks to the draft and then a few days later, the start of free agency. There were several already today, involving Ersan Ilyasova (and Kris Humphries), Mirza Teletovic and Steve Nash. Now, we move on to Rudy Gay.

Alex Kennedy quotes "league sources" (often but not always code for player agents) saying we should "expect Memphis to shop Gay, who is owed $53,666,790 over the next three years" and that "If Gay does become available this summer, there would be no shortage of teams interested in the 25-year-old", listing four teams, the Golden State Warriors, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets and Orlando Magic, as "potential suitors."

The Nets were interested in Gay in the summer of 2010, seeing him as the team's back-up plan if the Big Three went elsewhere, but. Memphis surprised everyone by giving the 6'8" small forward $82 million.The Grizzlies are reportedly interested in cap space.