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Old 01-31-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default Grizzlies Didn't Even Inform Rudy Gay Of Trade

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Rudy Gay was gracious toward the Memphis Grizzlies following his trade to the Toronto Raptors, but was surprised not to hear directly from anyone within the front office.

"I guess its time to move on," Gay said. "To my teammates and fans, thank you."

Gay didn't receive a phone call from CEO Jason Levien, or any of the new members of the management team.

I cant even get a phone call?

Gay had been with the Grizzlies since his rookie season in 06-07.

It was good. I cant really complain about what happened when I was here. I was happy to see the team progress.

Gay was not described as sounding angry during the conversation.

Via Ronald Tillery/Memphis Commercial Appeal


Wow, they couldn't even give him a call? I know the Grizzlies are a cheap ass, 3rd rate, po dunk franchise.....but c'mon. Try to have some class.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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suprised hes not mad about coming to toronto from a contender
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Default Re: Grizzlies Didn't Even Inform Rudy Gay Of Trade

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suprised hes not mad about coming to toronto from a contender
Maybe they already gave him a low down when he signed that contract. I could really see Chris Wallace saying "Ok we'll give you $17M a year but we'll trade you the first chance we get"

All the best to him tho. Hope he does well in Toronto.
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Default Re: Grizzlies Didn't Even Inform Rudy Gay Of Trade

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suprised hes not mad about coming to toronto from a contender

well toronto is a pretty badass city (as you know I'm sure) and Gay seems at that age (26-27) where he's still about the money as much as anything. Not saying he's not a winner, but I'm sure he's well aware that he can leave canada in a couple years when he expires.
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Default Re: Grizzlies Didn't Even Inform Rudy Gay Of Trade

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suprised hes not mad about coming to toronto from a contender


Neither franchise cares about winning. The Grizzlies are going to be 1st round fodder. Raptors could beat the Knicks in a series. But probably lose to every other playoff team.
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Default Re: Grizzlies Didn't Even Inform Rudy Gay Of Trade

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Maybe they already gave him a low down when he signed that contract. I could really see Chris Wallace saying "Ok we'll give you $17M a year but we'll trade you the first chance we get"

All the best to him tho. Hope he does well in Toronto.

that would be hilarious, if they really said that.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:24 PM   #7
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Default Re: Grizzlies Didn't Even Inform Rudy Gay Of Trade

For those that don't know Rudy is good friends with Kyle Lowry.. and is probably happy to play in Toronto.. despite their poor record.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:42 PM   #8
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Default Re: Grizzlies Didn't Even Inform Rudy Gay Of Trade

This is why I'm ok with Lebron leaving the Cavs the way he did. It's a business.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:43 PM   #9
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Default Re: Grizzlies Didn't Even Inform Rudy Gay Of Trade

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suprised hes not mad about coming to toronto from a contender

This is Rudy Gay we are talking about... aka no drive/emotion.
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Wow, they couldn't even give him a call? I know the Grizzlies are a cheap ass, 3rd rate, po dunk franchise.....but c'mon. Try to have some class.
Maybe they should have called him collect.
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Maybe they should have called him collect.


Or sent an email
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:23 PM   #12
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suprised hes not mad about coming to toronto from a contender



I think he's relishing the opportunity to be a star. With a great friend and great PG in Lowry, who is less about managing and more about playmaking than Conley...and Toronto is obviously a great place to be, from the outside looking in (not to say it's not great to live in, but you know what I mean).
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:26 PM   #13
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Default Re: Grizzlies Didn't Even Inform Rudy Gay Of Trade

He goes from Memphis to Toronto, why would he be mad? He'll probably miss the BBQ tho.

Players know that franchises are heartless. You are nothing more than a pawn to them. There have been countless stories of classless acts from franchises over time. Nothing new here.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:32 PM   #14
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Default Re: Grizzlies Didn't Even Inform Rudy Gay Of Trade

This is a partial truth by the way. Jason Levien (CEO) spoke with Rudy's agent about the trade before it happened and Chris Wallace called and texted Rudy after the trade happened. Are they supposed to call the player directly and tell them they might be traded? You go through the agent and then talk to the player if the trade happens. Why would they tell the player beforehand if for some reason the trade didn't work out?
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