Rudy Gay To Sign Max Deal In Memphis

Could you call it a one-night stand?

Or longing lusting after a hot girl from across the dance floor and you want to ask to dance, but your best move is bobbing up and down, pointing at other people while biting your lip.

It was probably more like speed dating where you spend ten minutes talking with a person, use all of your “good lines”, make all the sexy-faces and talking about the important things like; the movie “Hot Tub Time Machine”, Donald Trumps hair, why Seth Rogen is popular, and the United States’ position in the greater international community.

Well, whatever you call it – it is over.  Minnesota’s smooth talking lasted only minutes, maybe hours, but either way, Gay will stay in Memphis.

Here is the write-up from YahooSport’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Rudy Gay has agreed to a five-year, $81.6 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, his representatives at Octagon confirmed to Y! Sports.

The fifth and final year of the contract will be at Gay’s option.

“We have a verbal agreement on a deal,” said Gay’s agent, Jeff Austin.

The Grizzlies had the right to match any offer made to Gay because he’s a restricted free agent. But by reaching agreement quickly, they prevented another suitor – like the New Jersey Nets – from front-loading a contract offer with a signing bonus that could have necessitated a first-year payment of $20 million.

Thank you Memphis for paying full price so the Wolves would not.  While Gay is a very talented, but he is not a max-contract player.  At best, he should be your second or third best player, but not your number one.  Even in Memphis, OJ Mayo will get the last second shots.  Not Gay.

Gay is a very good player to have on your roster, but not for an average of around $16M a year.

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