There are two ideas here and both involve the Raptors and Grizzlies.
First according to Stein the Grizzlies likely won't move Gay for just Pierce.
Marc Stein: If Grizz move Gay they hope to address depth/shooting deficiencies and/or add youth and/or balance payroll better. Pierce doesn't quite fit Twitter @ESPNSteinLine
Stein also mentions that we would have interest in Lowry. This makes sense because in a lot of ways he brings similar production to the table that Rondo does.
Marc Stein: Sense I get is it's far likelier Celts pursue Kyle Lowry and his cap-friendly contract. But do Celts have assets to land Raps PG? We'll see Twitter @ESPNSteinLine
The Raptors seem inclined to move Lowry as well.
Toronto also has a point-guard problem to solve. And while Jose Calderon has frequently been mentioned as trade bait, league sources say the Raptors are far more amenable to trading Kyle Lowry, who has not made many friends in his new surroundings.
Kyle Lowry, who has quickly worn out his welcome in Toronto, could be an option for the Mavs or Hawks, who are both in need of point-guard help. With only $1 million guaranteed next season, Lowry would be a short-term fix without clogging up future cap space. CBSSports.comhttp://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/21614044/postups-whether-dealing-gasol-howard-or-standing-pat-lakers-in-bind
Ryan Wolstat: There is a split in organization between Lowry and Calderon. I find that insane based on many things Twitter @WolstatSun
It's also well known the Raptors are ready to move Bargnani, so with all that being said this is what I got.
Memphis receives: Jason Terry, Brandon Bass, Demar Derozan, Terrence Ross, and Boston's first this season (lottery protected)
Toronto receives: Rudy Gay, Jeff Green, and Jason Collins
Boston receives: Tony Allen, Kyle Lowry, Andrea Barnagni, and Darrell Arthur
Memphis reduces payroll. Gets a young lottery talent on a rookie deal in Ross. Gets a Gay replacement in Derozan (he is 6'7"), gets bench scoring and shooting in Terry, and Bass who has a deal as long as arthur. They don't have to extend TA either who will want a raise. They also get a pick and rid of Gay's deal.
Toronto gets rid of Bargs. They land Green who can play alongside Gay at times. They get Gay, who they sell as their franchise guy and thus save face by moving Lowry for him.
Boston: Get pieces to contend now while not really sacrificing the future.http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=ak8sjd9
Memphis: Jeff Green, Jason Terry, and Terrence Ross
Toronto: Rudy Gay, Brandon Bass, and Jason Collins
Boston: Get pieces to contend now.
Memphis would have to be sold on the fact that Green can produce at a similar clip to what Gay can at half the price. They keep TA, add Terry, and get Ross.
Toronto: Same thing as before. Gay is the franchise guy and they rid themselves of Bargs. They also keep Derozan. They again sell fans on "we would never have gotten Gay if we had never done the Lowry deal."
For Boston the big issue is Fields. However he has a deal similar to Terry's deal and we might be better off with him in three years then a 38 yr. old Jet. Fields isn't as good as Green but he could likely fill the role that Green plays almost as well, assuming he can hit the corner three. Kleiza could be substituted in for him.http://espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=b9uztxa
The pieces could be here for these three teams to come to an agreement before the trade deadline. Toronto has been rumored to covet Gay. We could use Lowry. It's all on how much Memphis wants to move Rudy and what they want in return.