Found February 01, 2013 on
Pro Sports Daily:
Vinny Del Negro
Los Angeles Clippers
TORONTO -- It did not take long for Rudy Gay to feel at home with the Toronto Raptors after they acquired him in a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies. He arrived in Toronto on Friday morning and gave a press conference in the afternoon, then took the court in the evening and came off the bench to score 20 points as the Raptors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 98-73. It didn't seem to matter to Gay that he had a cram course earlier in the day on the Raptors' system and then went out and led them in scoring as they ended a three-game losing streak before a crowd of 19,800 at Air Canada Centre on Friday. "He is one of the best in the league at getting his own shot," Raptors' head coach Dwane Casey said. "He frees up DeMar (DeRozan), Kyle (Lowry) and everyone else so they can get their shot. Teams just cannot concentrate on DeMar now, which will open him up." "It was just good to get a win, get out there and play basketball," Gay said. &q...
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There are good problems to have as a head coach and one of those is trying to incorporate a player like Rudy Gay into the mix. However, as a great of a player as Gay is for Casey to utilize, the reality is he’s trying to do that midseason while losing a valued floor general in Jose Calderon.
Still, the Raptors head coach has a great player to throw in the mix in Gay and Casey...
The Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors, and Detroit Pistons made some noise around the NBA Wednesday night as they all agreed on a blockbuster trade that will clearly effect these franchises going forward, not to mention the rest of your fantasy season!The Grizzlies, Raptors and Pistons agreed to a six-player trade Wednesday that sent star swingman Rudy Gay to Toronto.The Grizzlies...
Rudy Gay has struggled at times this season, but could be rejuvenated by the new situation with the Raptors.
If you haven’t read enough trade break-down yet, good friend Trev Smith and I did a brief, Grantland-style e-mail exchange discussing the trade from the Toronto perspective. That correspondence is below.
Blake: The board approved it. Colangelo stays. This is my first thought.
Trev: I have always liked Jose as a person, on and off the floor. In my brief but telling dealings with...
The first domino before the February 21 trade deadline fell Wednesday when the Grizzlies traded Rudy Gay to the Raptors for Jose Calderon and Ed Davis and then sent Calderon to the Pistons for Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye.
It was not quite the deal everyone expected for Gay, but it was not totally unexpected that Gay would get moved. Memphis is desperate to get under the tax...
Kevin Durant scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook added 21 points and nine assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Memphis 106-89 Thursday night in the Grizzlies' first game since trading away leading-scorer Rudy Gay.
Memphis struggled mightily in the first half and trailed by 26 in the third quarter before a mini-implosion by the Thunder that featured Westbrook getting benched...
The Memphis Grizzlies, playing for the first time after trading away Rudy Gay, get set to face the Thunder in Oklahoma City tonight. While the Gay swap for Ed Davis, Tayshaun Prince, and Austin Daye saves the tea money and improves depth in the long-run, they’ll be fairly depleted in tonight’s match-up.
AccuScore has the Thunder as heavy favorites with 87.3 percent chance at...
Despite a hefty contract, the Toronto Raptors hope the addition of Rudy Gay will help them turn around their season and make a serious push for the playoffs.
The veteran small forward could debut with his new team Friday night when the Raptors look to avoid a fourth straight loss while trying to continue their recent home success against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Game time: Sunday at 2 p.m.
TV: Sun Sports
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have played some of their best basketball against Chris Bosh's former team, and the Miami Heat have yet to drop a meeting with Toronto since the three joined forces.
They've yet to face a Raptors squad featuring Rudy Gay, though.
The Heat seek a 10th straight victory in this series Sunday as they conclude...
The Grizzlies' new owner is defending the trade of his team's leading scorer and other moves to dump salary, saying he believes they can do some ''serious damage'' in the playoffs with the changes.
Robert Pera took part in a web chat Friday with Memphis' season ticket holders along with chief executive officer Jason Levien, and Pera's first question...
By: Jeff Rosenberg – Staff Writer (@Jewish_Jeff)
Nice way to kick off what looks to be a busy trade season for the NBA. Wednesday night saw the Memphis Grizzlies officially trade SF/PF Rudy Gay, sending him to the Toronto Raptors along with C Hamed Haddadi. Memphis receives PF/C Ed Davis from Toronto, as Toronto also sends PG Jose Calderon to the Detroit Pistons. Finally, the Pistons...
Hey, did you hear there was a big basketball trade last night? Yes, yes, Rudy Gay was traded! Ed Davis was traded! Jose Calderon, too! If you want to read all about the fantasy basketball implications of the deal you can click right on this here little link. You’ll be magically transported to fantasy basketball trade analysis nirvana. Or Nirvana if you’re a music fan. Well, now...