Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 10/20/14
  Last week, the Toronto Raptors completed a trade with the Memphis Grizzlies, where they acquired Rudy Gay. Gay is an All-Star caliber player and immediately became Toronto’s best player and go-to scorer. He has been fantastic so far with the Raptors, averaging 23.4 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, in 6 games and the Raptors are 4-2 since the trade. If these six games are any indication, the Toronto Raptors have received the go-to player on offense they have needed since Chris Bosh left for Miami.  The only problem is that the team’s previous leading scorer, DeMar DeRozan is very similar to Gay, although nowhere near as talented. This problem gets worse, as Toronto signed DeRozan to a 4 year, 38 million dollar deal before the season started. Both players are elite athletes, but neither player is a good 3-point shooter, or passer and when two players play on the perimeter together, their talents are supposed to complement each other, not be replicas of each other. The Raptors will ...
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