The NBA Trade Rumors just do not appear to be slowing down even as the 2016 Rio Olympics have already started. With almost every team trying to boost their roster, several big-name players have been the center of trade rumors. Sacramento Kings swingman Rudy Gay is one of them. In the latest rumblings, the forward reportedly wants to land in Miami if indeed he gets traded this season.
Rudy Gay has been a talented player ever since he joined the NBA after being drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies back in 2006. He has bounced from Memphis to Toronto before eventually settling with the Kings for the past three seasons. With Sacramento seemingly rebuilding their team around DeMarcus Cousins, it appears that Gay may be on the trade block.
According to the Miami Herald, the Miami Heat is reportedly the preferred destination for Rudy Gay if indeed he is going to get traded in the near future. Gay has been linked to several teams but among them the Indiana Pacers have gotten the most traction of acquiring the Sacramento forward. Now, Miami may be another option for the Kings if indeed they intend to move Gay very soon.
The move makes a lot of sense for Miami, who just recently lost Dwyane Wade via free agency. Wade was the face of the franchise ever since he was drafted by the Heat in 2003. With Wade gone and former All-star Chris Bosh having no definite return date because of blood clotting issues, the Heat only has Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside carrying the team.
The addition of Rudy Gay will certainly be a huge boost for Miami if indeed they are able to pull off a trade. It would likely need to involve some young assets of the Heat such as Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson but it is certainly going to be worth it if they can get the veteran forward.
This is still a developing situation so be sure to check back here soon to find out more NBA trade rumors about Rudy Gay, the Miami Heat as well as the rest of the 29 teams in the league.