Found January 30, 2013 on Hip Hoop Junkies:
Well, it's officially official.As rumours were flying around all week, the Toronto Raptors have landed Rudy Gay.From the Toronto Raptors official press release: The Toronto Raptors announced Wednesday they have acquired forward Rudy Gay and centre Hamed Haddadi from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for guard Jose Calderon, forward Ed Davis, a second-round draft choice in 2013 and cash considerations. The Grizzlies traded Calderon to the Detroit Pistons for forwards Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince. “This is the type of deal we have been looking for to take our team another step forward,” said Raptors President and General Manager Bryan Colangelo. “Rudy Gay is a dynamic wing that elevates our talent level significantly.Rudy Gay, the 6-8 forward may be the piece of the puzzle that Bryan Colangelo has been looking for at the small forward slot.  Gay averaged 17.2 ppg and 5.9 rpg for the Grizzlies this season and joins the logjam of wing players on this Toronto Raptors roster (Ross...
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