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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Yeah. but you can't play them at the same time. It's like pairing Jason kidd and Devin harris together because they have opposite games. You'd still have to play one of them out of position.

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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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    Yeah. but you can't play them at the same time. It's like pairing Jason kidd and Devin harris together because they have opposite games. You'd still have to play one of them out of position.
    remember that we have a coach who loves to play "small ball" he would play either Danny or Gay at PF

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    yeah, that would be a terrible mistake. Granger is getting taxed as it is. Using him at PF is a good way of increasing the physical punishment he gets ona daily basis.

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    Yeah. but you can't play them at the same time. It's like pairing Jason kidd and Devin harris together because they have opposite games. You'd still have to play one of them out of position.
    O'B of the "small ball" mentality could not care less, and would probably encourage this very thing due to the fact that they are both wings and yet have complementary games (in his view that would balance the floor, whether it actually does or not).

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    yeah, that would be a terrible mistake. Granger is getting taxed as it is. Using him at PF is a good way of increasing the physical punishment he gets ona daily basis.
    I would put Gay at pf, he is bigger and can finish around the rim

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    I know we need talent, but can we focus our efforts on finding guys that don't play the same position as our star?

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    Man I really hope that the Pacers don't get in on this, if for no other reason than to prevent the inevitable collapse of every thread into a pile of Gay/Head lineup jokes.

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    I would put Gay at pf, he is bigger and can finish around the rim
    Gay is NOT a post player, and I have yet to see any post moves from him. From what I've seen, the only points he scores in the paint are off drives.

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    yeah, that would be a terrible mistake. Granger is getting taxed as it is. Using him at PF is a good way of increasing the physical punishment he gets ona daily basis.
    There have been numerous complaints about that very thing from various posters here, yet O'B continues to do it anyway. I feel that it is another example of shortsightedness that will cause him to lose years off the back end of his career.

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    Man I really hope that the Pacers don't get in on this, if for no other reason than to prevent the inevitable collapse of every thread into a pile of Gay/Head lineup jokes.
    Yeah, you're right.

    BTW, I should have been using green throughout a lot of this thread. I don't really think he would be a good fit here under any coach that I would want to coach here due to the points brought up by KStat.

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    Gay is NOT a post player, and I have yet to see any post moves from him. From what I've seen, the only points he scores in the paint are off drives.
    Im not saying that he is a post player, Im just saying that he is a better finisher around the rim, either trough off drives like you said, or lay ups, things that Danny has issues with

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