Rumor: Minnesota wants Rudy Gay?
David Kahn says he plans to call two agents at 11 o’clock Wednesday, when the NBA’s free-agency negotiation period begins. I hear from a good league source that one of those two guys is Memphis forward Rudy Gay.I texted David Kahn for a confirmation or denial Monday evening and he did not respond.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: This makes sense.
The lowly Minnesota Timberwolves should target Rudy Gay, the athletic swing with the Memphis Grizzlies. While young and talented, Gay has been overlooked because this year`s free agent class features superstars Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Joe Johnson, Amar`e Stoudemire, and Dwyane Wade.
But Gay has the explosiveness to become an All-Star. And the Wolves are desperate for a small forward to complement their bevy of point guards and power forwards.
Best of all, Gay is ripe for the picking because Minnesota – which has just $25 million in committed salary for 2011 – can afford to float a big ticket offer, while small market Memphis may lack the resources to match.
So perhaps the Wolves make a splash in this summer`s free agent market.