Rudy Gay Unafraid To Become RFA

October 23, 2009

RealGM: Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay claims that he knows his value.

If Gay doesn’t sign a contract extension with Memphis by Oct. 31, he’ll become a restricted free agent next summer.

“I know my worth,” Gay told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “But we haven’t gotten to that point. I’ve told my (agent) all I want to do is say ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ “


Portland Officially Signs Aldridge To Extension

October 23, 2009

RealGM: The Portland Trail Blazers have signed forward LaMarcus Aldridge to a five-year contract extension, it was announced Thursday by General Manager Kevin Pritchard.

Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“It’s a blessing and I’m very thankful,” said Aldridge. “I want to thank Paul Allen, Kevin Pritchard, Larry Miller, Nate McMillan and Tom Penn for giving me the opportunity to be in Portland for many years to come. I also want to thank the Portland fans, my friends and family for all of their support. I’m really happy we got this done and now I’m really excited to get the season started.”