Sign and trade in the off-season, sending Troy Murphy to Memphis with Brandon Rush and 2011 first round pick (three years of tiered protection - as late as 2013).
I am still really high on BRush, but I think if you can get a guy like Rudy Gay, you make the move. He gives us another scorer and a guy that is a very capable defender. We would have a ton of length and scoring on the wings, and I don't think it would hurt us to play them both at the same time at SG/SF. IMO.
I love how any time player X becomes available everyone thinks the Pacers should be interested in him...
I'd rather have Prince than Gay.
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.
No thanks to Gay, there's no need for him on the Pacers. Even if we needed him, I'm not as high on him as most other people, seeing as he leaves a lot to be desired on defense despite his offensive skill. If I were Memphis, I'd look into flipping him for a player in the territory of a Trevor Ariza or Gerald Wallace.
No way they deal Rudy Gay he is too big for their hopes of making the playoffs, He hit the GW shot tonight with 1.3 sec left to beat the Thunder and extend their home game win streak to 10 games, and scored their last 7 points including the GT 3 with 6.7 left before losing to NO with a last sec shot the game before.