• Memphis Coach On Rudy Gay Trade: “When You Have Champagne Taste, You Can’t Be On A Beer Budget.”

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 1, 2013
    “When you have champagne taste, you can’t be on a beer budget. Rudy Gay has been a big part of our success. I’m more interested to see what Rudy Gay does in Toronto. Then again, they saved money by giving away Rudy Gay, and got back a few decent pieces in Tayshaun Prince and Ed Davis. There are plenty of reasons why OKC blew Memphis' doors off chief among them being that this is what OKC does when Westbrook hits jumpers, because Kevin Durant's reached "doesn't really have off nights anymore" status but some talking heads pointed to the absence of Rudy Gay, the Grizzlies' leading scorer, who was traded Wednesday night to the Toronto Raptors in a three-team deal. The Oklahoma City Thunder put a 17-point beatdown on the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night, riding a white-hot start and dismal Memphis shooting to a 24-point lead at intermission that, save for a pair of post-Westbrook-freakout third-quarter runs, was never seriously threatened. He’s a big part of my success as a coach here and I feel I was a big part of his success and I wish him the best as he moves forward into the second chapter of his career.”

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