Found February 02, 2013 on USA Sports 360:
TEAMS: Toronto Raptors

Rudy Gay made his debut in a Toronto Raptors uniform. Gay came in off the bench and led the team in scoring. He played 33 minutes and scored 20 points helping his new team over power the Los Angeles Clippers 98-73. Gay showed the people north of the border why he is the newest member of the Toronto Raptors and he also showed the people in Memphis that the Grizzlies made a major mistake trading him away. Gay also had 3 rebounds one assist and one block. He is going to be a big help to the Raptors. Gay is one of those guys that leave it all out on the floor, he brings it each time he plays the game. Gay is quickly going to make a big impact for the Raptors and it has already started. Just think when he builds some chemistry with these new teammates of his. The Toronto Raptors made a good deal bring Rudy Gay north of the border, and it could be a deal that proves itself great for the next few seasons.


Podcast: Rudy Gay Traded To Toronto

Mark and McNeill are back to break down the trade that saw Rudy Gay land in Toronto. We talked about why Toronto was a huge winner in this deal, McNeill felt sorry for Jose Calderon landing in Detroit, and what other moves Bryan Colangelo might have in store.

Rudy Gay scores 29 in first start for Toronto Raptors

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...

Rudy Gay will make his Toronto Raptors debut Friday

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...

Grizzlies Blown Out in First Game after Rudy Gay Trade

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...

Gay leads Raptors to win in debut

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'...

The Starting Lineup: Rudy’s Raptor Debut Goes Swimmingly

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...

How the Rudy Gay Trade Affects The Sixers

         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...

NBA on TNT Preview

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...

Starting 5

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...

Suns pursuing Josh Smith?

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...

Grizzlies owner defends recent trades

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...
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