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Rudy Gay is an offensive beast on a team that can't win. I'm pretty sure that Rudy wants to win. Everybody hates losing, unless you are Carmelo Anthony, but he just likes money. And we all know that Carmelo still doesn't prefer to lose, he just doesn't mind it. But Rudy has been on a losing team for a long time now. In fact, the only time Rudy Gay went to the playoffs, it was back in the 2011-2012 season and the Memphis Grizzlies lost in the first round. So my assumption is that Rudy Gay would probably love to be traded to the best scenario where he can win, and in my mind, that place is Chicago.
Mike Dunleavy has been sidelined for 8-10 weeks with a back injury, and now the Chicago Bulls need a starting SF. Who would be better to fill that role than none other than Rudy Gay. To me Rudy would fit perfectly in this role and would help the Bulls be a championship team. If they had him, their offense would have so many options, something that they struggled with last year. Imagine the lineup:
PG: Derrick Rose (starter), Aaron Brooks (bench)
SG: Jimmy Butler (starter), Kirk Hinrich (bench)
SF: Rudy Gay (starter), Doug McDermott (bench)
PF: Pau Gasol (starter), Nikola Mirotic (bench)
C: Koakim Noah (starter), Cameron Bairstow (bench)
Pretty good right. Now you are probably thinking, "Who will they trade for Rudy Gay?" Now this is the part where I tell you, The Sacramento Kings are pretty much giving players away. (ex. Nik Stauskas). But they won't just give away Rudy Gay. And the Bulls have to be smart about this. The Bulls have not that many players on huge contracts. And Rudy Gay really isn't on a big contract. They would be able to afford him easily. And here is the trade.
Bulls trade: Tony Snell, Mike Dunleavy, Taj Gibson, E'Twaun Moore, and a 1st round draft pick
Kings Trade: Rudy Gay, Kosta Kufos
C'mon, this is a great trade. The Bulls haven't really been able to put together Tony Snell, and I think the Kings would love to have him. These guys would be great for the Kings to look through. And Kosta Kufos would be great down low for the Bulls as he is known for his solid defense.
I really think that this would be a great trade for both the Kings and the Bulls. The Kings know they won't win this season, so why not bring in some people to develop. The Bulls offense would improve a lot with Gay in the mix. Imagine how much stress it would take off Rose, Butler, and aging Gasol. This would really help them gather some wins and help them reach the finals.