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On January 30th, the Grizzlies shipped kind of-sort of-star forward Rudy Gay, along with Hamed Haddadi, to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Jose Calderon and Ed Davis, and later Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye in exchange for Calderon. The immediate reaction to this deal from Philadelphia fans, as expected, was that this was just a terrible thing for the Sixers because the almighty Rudy Gay, who has never been selected to an all-star team, went to the Sixers' Atlantic division foe that isn't really a foe at all. However, this deal was mostly defective for all three teams and won't prove harmful to the Sixers, who's playoff hopes hinge on the return of Andrew Bynum.
Gay, this season, is shooting 40%, has a PER of 14.45 and a True Shooting Percentage of 48%. His PER ranks 26th among small forwards in the NBA, behind players like Earl Clark, Kyle Korver and Chris Copeland. His TS% is 52nd among small forwards, yes 52nd, behind more mediocre players, li...
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Rudy Gay talked about why this win against the Clippers was extra sweet, getting three ovations from the crowd in his debut in Toronto, his respect for DeMar DeRozan and why this team has the potential to improve on the defensive end.
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Rudy Gay's first start for the Toronto Raptors produced a big line: 29 points, a three, four rebounds, two assists, three steals and a bock.
Toronto lost to the Miami Heat, 100-85, but Air Canada is back with Gay and DeMar DeRozan.
DeRozan scored 27 points (including making all 14 of his free throws) to go with a three, three rebounds and three assists. The fourth-year...
Raptors fans rejoice: Rudy Gay will make his Toronto debut Friday night against the Los Angeles Clippers.
Raptors play-by-play guy Matt Devlin made the announcement on Twitter. Get Gay in your lineup.
Meanwhile, the Clippers will be without Matt Barnes, who is suspended one game for a flagrant-2 foul for shoving Minnesota center Greg Stiemsma in the neck.
#RudyGay will play...
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...
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'...
On Friday morning, Rudy Gay was still in Memphis. Physically, I mean. Though he’s been a Toronto Raptor since Wednesday, Gay didn’t actually arrive in Canada until this afternoon, when he passed his physical examination and a crash course in Dwayne Casey’s playbook. Hours later, he was showered with cheers from his new faithful when he got up off the bench to replace Landry...
I think it’s safe to assume Lionel Hollins won’t be poppin’ bubbly for the Grizzlies new aquisitons and the departure of Rudy Gay. After last night’s blowout loss to OKC, Hollins used the analogy of having a ‘champagne taste’ on ‘a beer budget’ to describe the recent moves.
According to The Oklahoman:
“When you have champagne taste, you can’t be on a beer budget...
With Rudy Gay now off the trade market, NBA trade rumors will latch onto a new player. That player appears to be Josh Smith. And it did not take long for something to coalesce in the rumor mill. Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld reports the Suns have initiated preliminary discussions with the Hawks for Josh Smith. And, he reports, if Phoenix does not get Smith they would plan on pursuing...
OKLAHOMA CITY - Before anyone jumps to any conclusions from what happened Thursday night between Memphis and Oklahoma City, it's probably best to not make any quick judgements.
In the first game since the Grizzlies traded away their leading scorer, Memphis struggled to score.
And in the first game back after the longest road trip in franchise history, it seemed like the Thunder...
Every morning, we will give you five things from the night before in the NBA to start your day.
1: Brand new Gay
The Raptors have lost their fair share of games this season. There was still some palpable excitement entering Friday's game at Air Canada Centre. It probably helped that Blake Griffin and the Clippers were in town. But the excitement grew as a bona fide star...
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...
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...