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UPDATE: Woj now reporting that the deal is complete. The Pistons have now shipped Prince to Memphis to get Calderon to make the three-way deal complete!
Pistons sending Tayshaun Prince onto Memphis for Jose Calderon to complete 3-way deal with Toronto, sources tell Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 30, 2013
The Memphis Grizzlies have long been rumored to be trading away star small forward Rudy Gay to avoid getting over the luxury tax. The team made some quick moves earlier this past week, sending off Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington and Josh Selby to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It looks like Wednesday may finally be the day that the Rudy Gay era is now over in Memphis, as Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Grizzlies are very close towards sending the 26-year-old to the Toronto Raptors. In return, Memphis will receive big man Ed Davis and point guard Jose Calderon.
Wojnarowski reports that in order to make this deal happen, a third team will have to be involved, as Memphis will need to get rid of Gay. According to Woj, that team may likely be the Detroit Pistons, and it looks like their target is veteran small forward Tayshaun Prince.
Prince signed a contract extension with Detroit back in 2011, agreeing to a four-year, $28 million deal. With a base salary of $7 million, it won’t hurt Memphis too much. Prince has shown himself as proven veteran, as he can definitely help Memphis with what they need. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Corey Maggette is the other player on the Pistons that the Grizzlies are targeting.
Other sources have also said that the Boston Celtics could be another third team involved that can consume Calderon’s contract. It would make sense, especially with Rajon Rondo now out for the season. The team has been rumored towards trading Paul Pierce, which is exactly what the Grizzlies need to replace Gay.
It’s a long shot for that to happen, but it is definitely possible. Overall, this trade looks like it’s going to happen, but it’s not done yet. Whatever third team comes up, which is likely Detroit, we’ll see Gay as a Raptor going forward.
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The Detroit Pistons sent Tayshaun Prince, the savior of the 2004 Pistons Championship team for his block on Reggie Miller, to the Memphis Grizzlies in a 3-team trade that brought Jose Calderon back to Detroit.A poor Tayshaun Prince fan didn’t hear about the news before Wednesday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers, and Fox Sports filmed each step as the fan found out that...
Some fans find out their favorite player has been traded on SportsCenter, when they can scream at the TV. Others find out in their office cubicle, when they have to remain silent as they read the ugly details.
And some find out at the arena, while they are hanging over the players’ entrance tunnel next to the stands, wearing their favorite player’s jersey and just waiting, waiting...
The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors are actively discussing a trade involving forward Rudy Gay, according to an ESPN.com report. No framework has been established, however, and the Grizzlies maintain that they feel no pressure to deal Gay or another high-salaried player before the Feb. 21 trade deadline. "We really like our team," Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien told...
Former UConn Huskies small forward Rudy Gay has a new home in the NBA as his former team, the Memphis Grizzlies, has traded him to the Toronto Raptors in a three-team deal that also included the Detroit Pistons.
Here's how that trade breaks down:
Raptors get - Rudy Gay (Grizzlies), Hammed Haddadi (Grizzlies)
Grizzlies get - Ed Davis (Raptors), Tayshaun Prince (Pistons...
In our Week 13 NBA power rankings we stated that the Toronto Raptors are probably out of the hunt for Rudy Gay.
The reasoning for that revolved around a four player trade that Memphis put together with Cleveland.
Now it looks like all hope may not be lost.
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Rudy Gay is the centerpiece of a three-team trade involving the Raptors, Grizzlies and Pistons.
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...
PHILADELPHIA -- Rudy Gay put Memphis ahead to stay on a follow shot with 13.9 seconds left Monday night and the Grizzlies went on to beat Philadelphia 76ers 103-100. Gay, who finished with 26 points, rebounded a miss by teammate Jerryd Bayless in traffic and scored from point-blank range as the Grizzlies (29-15) won for the third time in four games. Marc Gasol led Memphis with...
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 Memphis Grizzlies' first game without Rudy Gay was hardly one to remember, but they might have a better chance to win in their next one.
While hoping the new players from this week's trade can get on the court soon, Memphis will try to earn its eighth consecutive home win over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.
The Grizzlies (29-16) had only nine players available...
When you start out 9-of-9 shooting, you’re going to win a lot of ball games. The Oklahoma City Thunder did just that tonight. The Memphis Grizzlies had no answer for the Thunder in the first half, as they played their first game without Rudy Gay. The Thunder led by as many as 25, as they [...]
Well there was good news and bad news depending on how you look at it for the the Pistons Wednesday night in Indianapolis.
The good news?
Joe Dumars was able to send the bloated Tayshaun Prince contract along with an under-performing Austin Daye to Memphis for Jose Calderon and his expiring contract.
The bad news… the Pistons were simply pathetic shooting from the field tonight...