Kings and Heat discussing blockbuster trade involving Rudy Gay
It looks like two NBA franchises are looking to shake up their teams before the 2016-17 season starts. According to Basketball Insiders' Michael Scotto, the Miami Heat and
It looks like two NBA franchises are looking to shake up their teams before the 2016-17 season starts.
According to Basketball Insiders' Michael Scotto, the Miami Heat and Sacramento Kings are discussing a trade that would send Rudy Gay and Darren Collison to the Heat, with Goran Dragic heading to the Kings.
Gay's name has circulated around trade rumors for months, with Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical previously reporting that Gay would opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent in 2017. Dragic's name has been thrown around in trade rumors for the past year, although they've cooled down since the Heat allowed Dwyane Wade to walk in free agency.
Although Gay has never been an All-Star, he has proven to be one of the league's most consistent scorers since entering the NBA in 2006. The veteran small forward has averaged over 20 points per game in three different seasons and would give the Heat the scorer that they desperately lack with Wade and Chris Bosh out of the equation.
While Scotto warns that no deal is imminent, both franchises are in positions where they are each just good enough to compete for a playoff position, but not bad enough to the point where they can get a good draft pick in the upcoming years.
It wouldn't come as a shock if both sides were to come to an agreement in the coming weeks.
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