Shows the danger in giving max contracts to guys who don't deserve it. Would bet the Grizz would have liked to have kept Gay, given that they have a strong team, and a shot at going far...generally, Danny has done well in this regard.
And no more Pierce for Gay rumors
What was Memphis supposed to do? They let him become restricted and as a result the Nets were willing to give him one if Memphis didn't.
No different then Indiana and Portland this past season with Roy Hibbert.
There wasn't a great deal they could of done once he was signed. But I remember when they gave him the deal, it turned a lot of heads. They painted themselves into a corner IMO....let the Nets sign him, and try to win with their money tied up in Gay, DWIll, and Johnson (No Howard if that would happen)....that's not a team that goes to the ECF in my opinion.