Found January 31, 2013 on
The Memphis Grizzlies traded away arguably their best player and leading scorer Rudy Gay for spare parts to save a little money on their salary cap next year and it showed tonight in a game against the NBA’s 2nd best record Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Thunder led 58-34 at the half and never looked back. Kevin Durant dropped in 27 as the Thunder took a 106-89 victory over the Grizzlies. Jerryd Bayless scored 23 to led the Grizzlies who struggled all night to find offense without Gay.
The Memphis Grizzlies are currently 4th in the Western Conference only 5.5 games ahead of 8th seeded Houston. If somehow the Grizzlies fall out of the playoffs this will go down as one of the dumbest moves in sports history.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
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...
In a deal that I honestly thought would never happen after the Grizzlies front office managed to get under the luxury tax threshold by dealing Marreese Speights, Rudy Gay has been traded.The Raptors will send out Jose Calderon and Ed Davis for Gay and Hamed Haddadi.The Pistons will acquire Calderon, with the Grizzlies receiving Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye.The Grizzlies...
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...
The Raptors could have drafted Rudy Gay in 2006 with the first overall selection.
Rudy Gay has struggled at times this season, but could be rejuvenated by the new situation with the Raptors.
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...
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...
The Pistons will acquire Jose Calderon, with the Grizzlies receiving Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye in addition to Ed Davis in the Rudy Gay trade that sends him to the Raptors.
According to Marc Stein, ESPN:
ESPN sources say Grizzlies and Raps have deal in place to swap Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi for Ed Davis and Jose Calderon.
Sources say deal will morph to include third team to take Calderon, with Detroit at the front of the line to land the Spaniard after chasing him all season. Third team not yet in stone but Pistons have had interest in Calderon all...
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...
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.
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...