Rudy Gay Maxes Out With Griz

Jul 1, 2010

 

OK, this one was a little bigger deal. Rudy Gay has agreed to a max deal with the Grizzlies. The deal will have to wait until July 8th when deals can become official. Gay is the first of the big name free agents to agree to a deal (Drew Gooden doesn’t count), though it sounds like Joe Johnson will agree to stay in Atlanta. If both of these deals hold up, there are two fewer options to form super teams.

 

What I can’t get is why Gay (and likely Johnson) are getting max deals? They aren’t max players. That should be held for guys like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Dirk Nowitzki. In this economy teams are foolish to overpay players.

 

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