The first domino before the February 21 trade deadline fell Wednesday when the Grizzlies traded Rudy Gay to the Raptors for Jose Calderon and Ed Davis and then sent Calderon to the Pistons for Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye.
It was not quite the deal everyone expected for Gay, but it was not totally unexpected that Gay would get moved. Memphis is desperate to get under the tax line while still maintaining a competitive team. The Grizzlies appeared to do just that with this deal.
The wheeling and dealing before the NBA's trade deadline is certainly not over. Who will be the next big name player to get moved? What player with the Playoff contenders look to grab to increase their chances at winning?
Josh Smith, might be that answer according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports:
Expectations are growing that the Hawks will trade forward Josh Smith, a source said. Smith has averaged 17 points, 8.6 rebounds. 4.7 assists and 2.1 blocks this month despite the trade specu...