Found January 28, 2013 on
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The Rudy Gay trade rumors won't stop. ESPN's Marc Stein reported Monday that the Toronto Raptors are still making a "hard push" for the Grizzlies small forward and are offering Jose Calderon and Ed Davis as part of a package for him.
While the Grizzlies aren't under the gun to trade Gay now that the franchise shed payroll by trading Marreese Speights, Josh Selby and Wayne Ellington, the team is still open to making a move and the Raptors have been Gay's most persistent suitor.
The Raps also "covet" forward Darrell Arthur, according to Stein:
If talks with the Raptors do progress, according to sources, it's possible that a trade with Memphis could expand to include other teams and players. NBA front-office sources have maintained for weeks that Calderon (who has an expiring contract), fellow Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry (only $1 million in guaranteed salary next season) and former No. 1 overall pick Andrea Bargnani all are available.
Don't count on these rumors stopping until Gay is finally moved.
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In a deal that I honestly thought would never happen after the Grizzlies front office managed to get under the luxury tax threshold by dealing Marreese Speights, Rudy Gay has been traded.The Raptors will send out Jose Calderon and Ed Davis for Gay and Hamed Haddadi.The Pistons will acquire Calderon, with the Grizzlies receiving Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye.The Grizzlies...
The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors are actively discussing a trade involving forward Rudy Gay, according to an ESPN.com report. No framework has been established, however, and the Grizzlies maintain that they feel no pressure to deal Gay or another high-salaried player before the Feb. 21 trade deadline. "We really like our team," Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien told...
The Raptors could have drafted Rudy Gay in 2006 with the first overall selection.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports the Grizzlies and Raptors are closing in on a deal that would send Rudy Gay from Memphis to Toronto. The big hang up in the deal is finding a third team willing to take on Jose Calderon's expiring contract.
It would seem this is a perfect place for the Magic to step in and use that $12 million trade exception they have handy. However...
According to Marc Stein, ESPN:
ESPN sources say Grizzlies and Raps have deal in place to swap Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi for Ed Davis and Jose Calderon.
Sources say deal will morph to include third team to take Calderon, with Detroit at the front of the line to land the Spaniard after chasing him all season. Third team not yet in stone but Pistons have had interest in Calderon all...
The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to trade leading scorer, Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors, along with Hamed Haddadi, for Ed Davis, Jose Calderon and a second round pick. The Grizzlies are shipping Calderon immediately to Detroit, for Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye. Here are the grades from this massive three-team trade.
Add: Ed Davis, Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye...
The Pistons will acquire Jose Calderon, with the Grizzlies receiving Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye in addition to Ed Davis in the Rudy Gay trade that sends him to the Raptors.
With the February 21st trade deadline looming, rumors are flying around the NBA. Will Rudy Gay be traded? Will the Celtics look to add a point guard to replace injured star, Rajon Rondo? In regards to the Orlando Magic, one name keeps surfacing: J.J. Redick. Currently in his 7th season in the NBA, J.J. Redick has improved every year and has become an exceptional perimeter threat...
Kyle Lowry is out Monday with back spasms, according to the Toronto Raptors.
No word on how long he'll be out. Jose Calderon gets a major boost.
Kyle Lowry will not dress (back spasms) for tonight's game vs. the Warriors. #Raptors
— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) January 28, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Marc Gasol scored a season-high 27 points and Rudy Gay had 26 to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a 103-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 21 points to help the Grizzlies win without point guard Mike Conley. Conley sat out with a sprained left ankle suffered in Sunday's loss to New Orleans.
Today we talked about Rajon Rondo's knee injury and how it impacts the Celtics, Toronto making another push for Rudy Gay, Wayne Ellington finding out he got traded after waking up from a nap, what players got snubbed from the All-Star game and Kobe Bryant being a facilitator.