Rudy Gay said he would play for Nets

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Chris Bosh has made it clear — the New Jersey Nets don’t need to inquire about his services this summer.

Rudy Gay on the other hand

“The record doesn’t mean much when you’re dealing with a team,” Gay said before scoring 29 points Sunday. “You’re thinking about yourself and how you can contribute, and that’s what other teams think.

“Wherever you feel like you’re wanted the most, that’s where you’re going to be.”

He just wants to be wanted, is that too much to ask?

The Nets have some nice pieces — Brook Lopez, Devin Harris, Chris Douglas Roberts. They have a new, rich owner coming in and will be moving to Brooklyn in a couple years. If someone is willing to be part of the rebuilding process, New Jersey would not be a bad place to sign.

Gay — the very athletic swingman — is going to be one of the more interesting free agents out there this summer. He is in the second tier of available players (after LeBron James, Bosh and Dwyane Wade) and likely somebody is going to overpay to get him. The Grizzlies then have the right to match, as Gay is a restricted free agent, but it is possible (even likely) the financially strapped franchise will have to let him walk because of the high price.

Anthony Bennett moves around, dunks on Lakers’ Upshaw (VIDEO)

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If you believe there is a difference between being dunked on and being dunked around, this definitely falls in the latter category.

Still, it’s an impressive move by Toronto’s Anthony Bennett to make the move and dunk around Lakers’ big man Robert Upshaw during the Raptors’ 105-97 preseason win over the Lakers Thursday night.

Bennett only had four points, but Kyle Lowry had another impressive preseason outing with 25. He has looked sharp. Julius Randle had 17 for the Lakers on 7-of-10 shooting.

Report: Cavs sign Dionte Christmas

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The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:

In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.