The New York Knicks are flourishing this NBA season courtesy of Derrick Rose, Kristaps Porzingis, Joakim Noah and Carmelo Anthony. Despite the doubts when Phil Jackson signed the former Chicago Bulls stars, the two seemed determined to prove that their contracts were worth it. To bolster the lineup, it looks like another veteran would be added to the New York roster: Rudy Gay.
The Sacramento Kings and Rudy Gay are expected to head to a divorce soon. With the former Memphis Grizzlies star openly discussing his future after the DeMarcus Cousins team, fans believe that it is only a matter of time before they see him donning a different jersey. Will the New York Knicks be his next NBA team?
Rumors are rife that the Rudy Gay trade talks have already started despite the ongoing season. While the Sacramento Kings are mum on the matter, reports indicate that the DeMarcus Cousins squad is simply waiting for the best offer they could get for the veteran star. Although teams like the Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors and Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly interested in a Rudy Gay trade, it looks like the New York Knicks are serious contenders.
The New York Knicks have proven themselves to be an ideal spot for veterans aiming for two things - redemption and high salary. The Carmelo Anthony squad has always been known to lure superstars with flashy contracts and the glamor of the Big Apple. With the way Derrick Rose appears to be proving his detractors wrong, the New York Knicks is expected to be an attractive destination for a Rudy Gay trade.
"I love the atmosphere (in New York), I love the environment, I love the staff here, I love the team," said Derrick Rose in an interview. He added,"My job is to come out here and play as hard as I can and try to win every game while I'm on the floor. But as far as my future and everything, who knows? I'll have to wait until the end of this year and figure things out but I would love to be here, though."
Although the Rudy Gay trade speculations have yet to be addressed by the parties tagged in the reports, fans are eager to see how the Sacramento Kings will handle the situation. Moreover, supporters of the New York Knicks seem to agree that the Derrick Rose squad could use the skills of Rudy Gay. At the moment, though, the veteran star is focused on ending the season well and improving his performance.
"I'm not the first person to have a contract situation, so it's just going out there and playing basketball," shared Rudy Gay about the trade talks surrounding his name. He went on to state, "I'm just really trying to find happiness and a place where I can play at a high level and win."