OK so Rudy Gay has just agreed to a 5 year deal worth 82 million, news courtesy of NBA.com. Anybody else think that Rudy Gay isn’t worth 16 mil. a year and some change? I know he’s a nice, young player, but I don’t think this kid is in the neighborhood of that kind of jack. I mean, what exactly has he done in his 4 years in Memphis? Not much to be completely honest. I think Memphis is heading in the right direction, but to go “all-in” with a kid like this that, in my opinion, doesn’t offer too much more than scoring and a few rebounds here or there is a head-scratcher of a move. Maybe they know something I don’t, maybe not. The bottom-line is that Rudy Gay signing a 5 year deal worth, maybe, 65 million is a nice move. A saavy move. But one that’s upwards of 80 million? I just don’t think that’s very smart for a Grizzlies franchise that hasn’t sniffed the playoffs since the 05-06 season.
The first free agency domino falls…sort of.