Toronto Raptors: Re-grading the Rudy Gay Trade
By Mike Elworth
Player A: 18.2 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 41.6% shooting, 32.3% 3 point shooting, Next Season’s Salary 17.9 million- 26 years old
Player B: 18.1 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 44.5% shooting, 28.3% 3 point shooting, Next Season’s Salary 9.5 million – 23 years old
- Player A, is Toronto Raptors’ starting small forward, Rudy Gay and Player B, is Raptors’ starting shooting guard, DeMar DeRozan. The only two stats that DeRozan truly trails Gay in, is three point shooting and rebounding, but Gay is not even close to above average in that regard either and when it comes to rebounding, Gay is taller and is a forward, where DeRozan is a guard, although he could be better in that regard. Are those two stats worth a twice the money, when DeRozan is three years younger? No way, especially when they are equal in points and DeRozan is a far more efficient scorer. With DeRozan still developing and having by far his best se...