Next move? in In:
If Memphis is looking to cut salary AND keep the current style of play, wouldnt a trade of Gay and Mayo for Granger, Rush and/or 15th pick this year make sense? Memphis saves money and gets a cheaper second option in Granger. Indy gets more talent.
I'd have to look at the salaries, but I don't know that that's cutting a whole lot of salary. You're probably looking at fewer years left on the Granger deal, which is what you're referring to. But whatever. Forget the money thing for a minute, and just looking at the basketball aspect of it I think it makes a lot of sense for both teams. We know Indy wants Mayo b/c they already traded for him once (but didn't trade for him in time), and they've got the money they're willing to spend on a free agent who's never going to come and play there. Grabbing Gay's long-term deal forces a solid player that way. Him plus Mayo makes Indiana EXTREMELY formidable next season... like, one of the best young cores in the league formidable... and Memphis saves some money, keeps their entire starting lineup from this year's great playoffs, and adds Granger, a decent pick, and you could even throw Josh McBob in there, too. Why not?
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