Originally written on HoopStuff  |  Last updated 4/26/13
Toronto Raptors: The Rudy Gay Trade Mistake Let’s take a look at two NBA players Player A: 18.2 PPG… 6.1 RPG… 2.7 APG… PER 15.66… 41.6% shooting… 32.2% 3 point shooting… 2014 Salary- 18 million Player B: 18.1 PPG… 3.9 RPG… 2.5 APG… PER 14.81… 44.5% shooting… 28.3% 3 point shooting… 2014 Salary- 9.5 million Can you guess who player A is? It is Rudy Gay. Player B? It is his teammate, DeMar DeRozan. They score the same amount of points, have nearly the same PER, have nearly the same amount of assists and DeRozan makes a little over half of what Gay does, while being incredibly more efficient from the field. Yes Gay pulls in more rebounds, but he is far taller and is small forward, while DeRozan is a shooting guard and yes Gay shoots better from three, but barely and while DeRozan only shot 1.5 three pointers per game, Gay took 3.5 per game, so DeRozan also has a better shot selection. So why did the Toronto Raptors feel the need to trade Ed Davis, their best defensive player on a team t
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