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    ESPN.com's Chad Ford floated an interesting trade possibility today (warning: it's a subscription-only link). He thinks the Pistons might be a good fit for Rudy Gay, who is on Memphis' trading block.

    Citing unnamed NBA general managers who have spoken to the Grizzlies, Ford says Memphis is concerned about losing Gay as a restricted free agent this summer and also thinks it's one defensive presence away from being a playoff team.

    He goes on to say that the Pistons have been looking to move small forward Tayshaun Prince, who seemingly would provide what Memphis is looking for, but Detroit might have to throw in a first-round draft pick to make the trade more enticing.
    For what it's worth, Gay is a high-flying 23-year-old who has become a borderline star averaging 20.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game this year. He would be another young piece around which the Pistons can build, but as a wing, he doesn't provide what they really need: a post player.

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    I would trade anybody but Danny for him, can you guys imagine a duo of Danny and Rudy Gay in the same team?.............

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    ESPN.com's Chad Ford floated an interesting trade possibility today (warning: it's a subscription-only link). He thinks the Pistons might be a good fit for Rudy Gay, who is on Memphis' trading block.

    Citing unnamed NBA general managers who have spoken to the Grizzlies, Ford says Memphis is concerned about losing Gay as a restricted free agent this summer and also thinks it's one defensive presence away from being a playoff team.

    He goes on to say that the Pistons have been looking to move small forward Tayshaun Prince, who seemingly would provide what Memphis is looking for, but Detroit might have to throw in a first-round draft pick to make the trade more enticing.
    For what it's worth, Gay is a high-flying 23-year-old who has become a borderline star averaging 20.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game this year. He would be another young piece around which the Pistons can build, but as a wing, he doesn't provide what they really need: a post player.
    We could always use another wing. Hopefully he can shoot threes if we end up with him. Defense is not a concern, so he would fit right in here. Lets DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Joe Dumars must have been taking Jedi mind trick classes over the summer. I can't see this happening.

    I want to see it happen just so I can experience the joy of watching Bill Simmons's head explode.

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    Joe Dumars must have been taking Jedi mind trick classes over the summer. I can't see this happening.

    I want to see it happen just so I can experience the joy of watching Bill Simmons's head explode.
    yeah Im not sure if this could happen, at the same time he is a free agent and Detroit may lose him for nothing I think.

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    Joe Dumars must have been taking Jedi mind trick classes over the summer. I can't see this happening.

    I want to see it happen just so I can experience the joy of watching Bill Simmons's head explode.
    Please, please, please don't take Rudy Gay away from us! He might be our only hope...you will see that tomorrow, I promise. We will make the Pistons look like a juggernaut that is simply lying in wait to destroy the league during the second half of the season.

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    Joe Dumars must have been taking Jedi mind trick classes over the summer.
    Clearly The Force has let him down by allowing him to sign Charlie V and Ben Gordon to those deals. Maybe he should consider The Dark Side?

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    Clearly The Force has let him down by allowing him to sign Charlie V and Ben Gordon to those deals. Maybe he should consider The Dark Side?
    Oh, come on. Dumars could never have ended up with Rasheed Wallace virtually for free had he not already been a long standing member of the Dark Side.

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    Oh, come on. Dumars could never have ended up with Rasheed Wallace virtually for free had he not already been a long standing member of the Dark Side.
    Dumars gave up the pick that he got from Milwaukee in the Rodney White trade. He traded that to Atlanta for Rasheed.

    That pick ended up getting Atlanta Josh Smith, so it wasn't nearly as lopsided as people make it. Obviously a great trade for the Hawks, but even better for the Pistons since it won them a championship (and very nearly another one the next year).

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    Clearly The Force has let him down by allowing him to sign Charlie V and Ben Gordon to those deals. Maybe he should consider The Dark Side?
    we are all in the dark side now, the pacers, nets, pistons, etc etc.

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    we are all in the dark side now, the pacers, nets, pistons, etc etc.
    Someone from the distant past here used to say there are cookies here on the Dark Side. I've been here a while now, and I STILL can't find them, despite my bestest efforts.

    Do you know where they might be?

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    Clearly The Force has let him down by allowing him to sign Charlie V and Ben Gordon to those deals. Maybe he should consider The Dark Side?
    I saw nothing wrong with either deal at the time and I still don't. We'd be so much worse off right now without Charlie V. I'm not going to blame Duamrs for V and GOrdon being hurt.

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    He's restricted. The only way they would lose him is if they don't want to pay him, and that obviously would not be the case if they traded for him.

    If Memphis was willing to pay him, this trade would not even be a thought.

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    He's restricted. The only way they would lose him is if they don't want to pay him, and that obviously would not be the case if they traded for him.

    If Memphis was willing to pay him, this trade would not even be a thought.
    yes I know, he was asking 10mil a year and the Grizz decided not to resign him.

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    Rudy Gay is better than Danny Granger.
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    Rudy Gay is better than Danny Granger.
    I don't think he is that good yet, he is better in getting inside, when Danny is a better shooter, in other words, they could be perfect together...

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    Indiana has no need for Rudy Gay. You can't pair two alpha scorers who play the same position like Granger and Gay together. I don't see why they would even be interested.

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    Indiana has no need for Rudy Gay. You can't pair two alpha scorers who play the same position like Granger and Gay together. I don't see why they would even be interested.
    I think they could, because they are not that similar, when Rudy likes to score inside, Danny is the oposite and is not that good in scoring trough traffic

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    Indiana has no need for Rudy Gay. You can't pair two alpha scorers who play the same position like Granger and Gay together. I don't see why they would even be interested.
    With O'B as our coach, we have little to no ball movement anyway. Many times after the first 10 seconds the player with the ball just shoots. We can handle having two guys who want the ball in their hands (we have more than that now, anyway, and would likely have to trade away one of them to get Gay). It is exactly what O'B wants for his system, too, more guys to score the ball and less predictability, and more scoring of the ball (yes, I added that a second time to represent how important scoring is to O'B). If you are right, Gay could be the Robin to Danny's Batman. Otherwise, it could be vice versa.

    Wow, O'B might even be willing to let Murphy go to the Cavs (or elsewhere) if we could somehow trade other pieces for Gay.

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    With O'B as our coach, we have little to no ball movement anyway. Many times after the first 10 seconds the player with the ball just shoots. We can handle having two guys who want the ball in their hands (we have more than that now, anyway, and would likely have to trade away one of them to get Gay). It is exactly what O'B wants for his system, too, more guys to score the ball and less predictability, and more scoring of the ball (yes, I added that a second time to represent how important scoring is to O'B). If you are right, Gay could be the Robin to Danny's Batman. Otherwise, it could be vice versa.

    Wow, O'B might even be willing to let Murphy go to the Cavs (or elsewhere) if we could somehow trade other pieces for Gay.
    I hope to God , we are not looking at players that "fit Obie's system"

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    I hope to God , we are not looking at players that "fit Obie's system"

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    Indiana has no need for Rudy Gay. You can't pair two alpha scorers who play the same position like Granger and Dunleavy together. I don't see why they would even be interested.
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    Dumars gave up the pick that he got from Milwaukee in the Rodney White trade. He traded that to Atlanta for Rasheed.

    That pick ended up getting Atlanta Josh Smith, so it wasn't nearly as lopsided as people make it. Obviously a great trade for the Hawks, but even better for the Pistons since it won them a championship (and very nearly another one the next year).
    iirc, josh smith was drafted #19 or so. surely you're not suggesting that josh smith level talent is available every year in the middle of the first round.

    it was a great *draft* by the hawks, to make up for a rather lousy trade. i agree that it was a great *trade* by the pistons. any time you turn a mid-first pick and expiring contracts into a difference maker, it's a great trade.

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    I love how any time player X becomes available everyone thinks the Pacers should be interested in him...
    interested? sure. have a remote chance of acquiring? not so much.

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    Fixed.
    I thought the exact same thing..... Can we just say that the Pacers need _______ and leave it at that.

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    And for the record, I would take Granger over any wing in the NBA not named LeBron, Carmelo, or Durant.

    I think Rudy is a 2nd-tier SF like Granger, but I think Granger is the top of that class.

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