Well you have to wonder if management wanted him out, would they allow him to make such a deal. Gay is owed quite a bit of money in the next two years. I can see a 2-3 year extension. I believe there's some sort of option to pick him up for one more year? If so, I can see that being picked up to see how this roster plays in a full season together come next season.
Because Gay should help this team win more games this season and next AND all that MLSE wants is to win now.
everyone is bigging up ed davis like he's the next c-webb or something. He is a good offensive player with potential to be a solid 3rd option playing 25-30 minutes a night. His post D is crap... just look at how GSW abused us in the last game. This is clearly a "sell high" situation.
rudy gay allows this team to be more potent offensively, while being an improvement on D. The PG situation is finally settled and for the first time in his career Lowry finally has control of the position. Rudy may make 19 million, but we know no notable free agent was signing with a losing squad. BC has been able to get rid of contracts before (Hedo and Kapono) and I expect him to clear out any excess salary either this year or in the summer (Fields, Kleiza, maybe Bargnani). A core of Gay+Lowry+Val+DD is young and talented.
I think we should try working out a deal around DD and Milsap and then we're talking...
TBH I don't really have a problem with the trade seeing we only shipped out jose and davis. however this leaves a hole at the 4 spot until val is back, hamdi is a decent defensive C that gets on the boards and is cheap.
hopefully the change of scenery will help rudy get back to his old ways and maybe, just maybe, this trade will work (doubt it because none of BC's moves have ever worked out and i don't like a back court of DD and rudy).