Rudy Gay has been the favorite subject of trade rumors this offseason. He reportedly wants out of Sacramento and here are three teams that could best use his talents and skills.
Gay wants out of Kings
In a tweet posted last July 8, Ailene Voisin from the Sacramento Bee described Gay’s discontent and fragile status with the Kings.
Kings attempting to trade Rudy Gay (per his request), but adamant that they have no interest in Monta Ellis.
— Ailene Voisin (@ailene_voisin) July 8, 2016
The mention of Monta Ellis in the possible trade means the Kings are entertaining trade talks with other teams for Gay. Ellis plays for Indiana Pacers and his future in the team looks uncertain after Jeff Teague was brought in to replace George Hill.
Gay’s frustrations could have stemmed from the inability of the management to properly plot their future. The Sacramento Kings were a mess last season, they underwent numerous coaching changes and reports of locker room rift between players were revealed.
Rudy Gay Trade: Celtics, Cavaliers and Warriors should get him
Now, the team has a new coach in Dave Joerger, former coach of Memphis Grizzlies. The team has been rebuilding for quite some time now. They let go point guard Rajon Rondo in the offseason and reserve guard Darren Collison is facing battery charges which could suspend him from the league if he is found guilty.
The issues that hound the team could force Gay to find a new team. According to YIBADA, the Celtics, Warriors and Cavaliers should make a run for the troubled power forward.
The Celtics have Amir Johnson and Marcus Smart as trade baits to get Gay. A big 3 of Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford and Rudy Gay can propel the team deeper in the playoffs. On the other hand, the Warriors need to boost their bench after almost emptying it to accommodate Kevin Durant. Gay could be that spark plug off the bench that the team will need if they want to have a rematch against Cleveland Cavaliers in next season’s finals.
Meanwhile, the Cavaliers can offer JR Smith or Iman Shumpert should they decide to acquire Gay from Sacramento.
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