Gay was traded to the Toronto Raptors Wednesday, but NBA TV analyst Peter Vescey is reporting that the Grizzlies offered Gay to the Warriors in
exchange for Harrison Barnes, Jarrett Jack and either Andris Biedrins or Richard Jefferson.
Warriors have eyed Gay 4 couple yrs. Grizz wanted Barnes & Jack & would've assumed final year pact of AB or RJ. GS split decision againstThe Warriors reportedly turned down the offer, and Gay was shipped to Toronto.
— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) February 1, 2013
Gay does come with an overly hefty contract, but on paper the reported trade at least seemed to favor the Warriors. Gay is a bonified small forward in the NBA, but it just goes to show what the Warriors organization thinks about the future of Barnes and the leadership of Jack.
Barnes has the potential to become a player of Gay's caliber down the road, while Golden State needs the leadership of Jack right now, as the team will be making a playoff run in the coming months.