Nov 17, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Memphis Grizzlies small forward Rudy Gay (22) looks to drive on Charlotte Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the first half at the Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Curtis Wilson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Trade Rumors: Rudy Gay to the Charlotte Bobcats rumors heating up


The other day we mentioned that Rudy Gay could be a trade option for the Charlotte Bobcats other than DeMarcus Cousins.

After all, there were plenty of rumors this summer that Gay would become a Bobcat and Charlotte would trade Memphis the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

Now those rumors are heating up again.

According to Vince Galloway, an NBA news writer, the Bobcats are “very interested in Rudy Gay”, because Charlotte wants “a ‘right now player’” not another draft pick.

Hoopsworld’s Steve Kyler and the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell also have at least acknowledged the rumor that the ‘Cats are “aggressively” pursuing Gay.

The most tormentingly ironic part of this madness is the fact that Charlotte could have just drafted Gay in 2006 had they not taken Adam Morrison.

Gay is averaging 17.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists this year. His PER is at the lowest it’s been since his rookie season, and his shooting efficiency numbers are the lowest they’ve ever been.

If those stats are just outlying aberrations, whichever team ends up trading for him (if any) would land a guy who’s scored 17.8 point per game in his career, produced a 52.8 percent true shooting percentage, and grabbed 5.7 boards per game.

Check back in with Roberto Gato as the story develops for thoughts on who Charlotte would likely have to give up in a trade for Gay, and if it would really be worth it for the ‘Cats to make this trade.

 

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  • Cole

    What happened to building through the draft? Are we just giving up on that and trading our picks already?????