The Sacramento Kings have placed Rudy Gay on the trading block in recent weeks. The veteran forward could land with the Miami Heat, if the recent NBA rumors linking Gay to the Florida franchise has any weight.
According to a report, Gay considers Miami as among the teams he would consider moving to. However, the report also notes that the Heat “lacks the tradable assets” to trade for the Kings forward and a Miami-Sacramento trade seems bleak at this point of the 2016 offseason.
“According to an associate, the Heat is among teams that very much appeal to Sacramento forward Rudy Gay, who has been available in trades.” Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald wrote in his column.
“But Miami likely lacks the tradable assets to acquire him if it wanted to and his $14.2 million player option for 2017-18 is worrisome. Players signed this month in free agency cannot be traded until Dec. 15.”
The Heat lost franchise player Dwyane Wade to the Chicago Bulls this offseason but they have a new main guy in Hassan Whiteside. Also returning to Miami are point guard Goran Dragic, Tyler Johnson, Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson.
Depending on what the Kings want, they could demand one of the young wingmen in Miami’s roster.
New guys include Derrick Williams and Dion Waiters, who are pegged to the primary bench players for the team.
The status of Chris Bosh is still unclear if he’s fit to return to the league with his blood clot problems. With or without their veteran big man, Rudy Gay is a welcome addition to the team which will lack offense next season because of the departure of Wade.
Should the Heat add another veteran before the new season starts? Is Rudy Gay a good fit with the Wade-less Miami?
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