Found April 12, 2013 on HoopStuff:
The Toronto Raptors traded for Rudy Gay earlier in the season and landed themselves a go-to scorer and a potential All Star. Despite what many say, this was an excellent move for the franchise, as Gay is a star caliber player and they have not had one since Chris Bosh left. With a training camp and off-season with the team, there is no reason why Gay should not average 20 points per game next year and whenever you make a trade and land someone who is instantly the best player on your team, it is a win. However, in the trade, they sent starting point guard, Jose Calderon to Detroit and moved Kyle Lowry to the starting lineup.  Lowry is a top 15 point guard in the NBA, but they traded the wrong point guard and it has hurt this team. With Gay and talented shooting guard, DeMar Derozan, as their starting perimeter players, the offense revolves around them. They have proven to be a very high powered scoring combo, but there are two problems. First, neither of them are very adept at passi...
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