Following a report Friday on Grantland.com which revealed that according to league sources, team officials have engaged in preliminary talks with other teams that Rudy Gay could be available via trade, the seven-year veteran still believes he’ll remain in Memphis.
“As of right now, yeah, I do,” said Gay, when asked if he believes he will finish out the season in Memphis. “I do. Nobody has said anything to me about it, so I do.”
“It’s going to keep happening,” Gay said in assessing such trade discussions. “Because of our salary cap, someone has to go. I mean, I love playing with my teammates and (team officials) may find different ways (to reduce salary). But I guess the easiest target is me and it’s always been me, so I’m not worried about it. If that’s the way you want to do business, I guess that’s what you’ve got to do.”