Found February 02, 2013 on
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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 in Rudy Gay was arriving on their front step to don the white and red for Toronto.
Rudy Gay is not quite an All Star and many would say he has disappointed compared to his talent level and certainly to the amount on his paychecks. A new location would certainly help. And it might turn Toronto's season around.
If one game is enough to judge (it isn't), the risk was well worth it. Gay fit right in as the Raptors won 98-73 with Gay scoring 20 points on 8-for-16 shooting in 33 minutes off the bench.
Maybe Gay was not meant to play that long having just arrived in Canada the day before. He ...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...