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
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lovullo: I don’t see Hanley Ramirez playing left field again in 2015

Judge Berman’s one-sentence order repeats Deflategate decision timeline

Ishmael Adams suspended indefinitely following arrest

McNair: Pats caused problem by not cooperating with Deflategate

Browns terminate contract of Phil Taylor

WWE’s “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka charged in 30-year-old murder case

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Randall Cobb: ‘I don’t plan on missing a game’

Ronda Rousey confirms she was supposed to fight Gina Carano

Harbaugh denies using F-word in Jay Gruden exchange

Urban Meyer: Both J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones will play

Legal expert: NFL's reported offer to Brady 'really ridiculous'

Seguin called out by former Maple Leafs CEO for partying

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker