A blockbuster trade is in the works and it doesn’t involve Boston, yet.
Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski has reported Memphis and Toronto are a third team away from sending Rudy Gay, and the three years and $37 million left on his contract, to the Raptors. This puts to an end the Rudy Gay for Paul Pierce trade rumors.
Since the Grizzles brought in new front office personnel, including former ESPN stat guru John Hollinger, the team has been working hard to get under the salary cap. They already traded three players and a first round pick to Cleveland and this latest deal should put them well under the cap.
(By the way, this is kind of nuts considering Memphis is currently sitting in the fourth spot in the West. Either Hollinger and the rest of the execs don’t think they can win it all or are willing to risk it seeing cap flexibility as more important.)
Woj says the Raptors are looking for a team to take on Jose Calderon’s expiring $10.5+ contract to make the deal work. Calderon...