It was a franchise changing trade when the Toronto Raptors sent Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes. The Raptors went from lottery level to the third floor before anyone could fully grasp what was going on, but the players who left were all good guys during their stay in Toronto and they...
The Warriors traveled north of the border on Sunday afternoon, and seemed to have left their offense in New York along with reserve forward Jermaine O’Neal’s passport. The Warriors theme of not making crucial shots and turning the ball over reared its ugly head, and the Raptors used a strong 4th quarter to grab the victory.
All-Star Stephen Curry had another strong statistical...
Inside the Purple Room aka Raptors Zone GM 55,56,57- The Raptors were playoff tested vs. the Bulls. They redeemed themselves vs. Cavs & Magic two teams they are mean to beat. John Salmons popped off the bench to balance the scoring attack. The newest acquisition De Colo got to see some court action in a convincing win vs Orlando Magic.
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New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver arrived in Sacramento Wednesday night to usher in the new era of the NBA. Mr. Silver was there to visit the site of the new arena as well as introduce himself to the Sacramento Kings fans. A sold out crowd was in attendance for many reasons. The interest was in...
The Toronto Raptors traveled to Sacramento to play the Kings for the 4th game of their current 5 game road trip. This marks the first time the two teams have played each other since the trade that swapped Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy, Aaron Gray for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson, and Chuck Hayes.
The Kings imposed their style of play early on, and the Raptors fell...
With their statement-making win in the Atlantic Division, the Toronto Raptors have clinched a second straight winning month for the first time in four years.
Though they could be without leading scorer DeMar DeRozan, the first-place Raptors appear to have a good opportunity to keep it going against the NBA's worst road team.
Toronto goes for its fourth win in five games Wednesday...
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January 29, 2014
The Brooklyn Nets were having such a great January. They’d lost only one game in 2014, and had crawled back to two games under .500 — good enough for a low playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. Then, as if on cue, the Atlantic Division-leading (that still sounds weird) Toronto Raptors came into Barclay’s Center and stole all the good vibes.
First, we’ll direct your attention...
The Toronto Raptors defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday by the score of 94-89. It was the Raptors' third win in their last four games to move them to 20-18, first in the Atlantic Division. Veteran small forward John Salmons played only ten minutes due to back problems, but practiced on Saturday. Tyler Hansbrough has been out, but he also practiced.Josh Lewenberg, Toronto...
The San Antonio Spurs caught a break earlier this month when they faced a short-handed Toronto Raptors team.
A new-look Toronto club figures to be a more formidable opponent.
The visiting Raptors figure to be brimming with confidence after knocking off one of the league's best teams as they try to end a six-game losing streak against the Spurs on Monday night.
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December 23, 2013
It was going to be one of those valiant yet futile efforts, a good game against a great team that fell just short, one of those “moral victories” that mean nothing.
Six minutes to go, a five-point deficit against a team that hadn’t lost at home this season, and everyone who remotely follows the Raptors was ready to call it a night.
Until, that is …
“We understand, when...
Inside the Purple Room Presents GM23: A slow start translated into mental lapses that reflected in both the 1st and 3rd quarter. There were static moments that translated into 25-9 run for the Bobcats in the 3rd quarter. Jonas looked cold coming off the bench late in the 4th as he bobbled the rotations and subsequently forgot about Kemba Walker on the baseline. The guy that flew...
Technically, the Raptors got Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes for Rudy Gay.
But Toronto also got a new spirit.
Without the shoot-first, do-little-else Gay, the Raptors have gone 3-1. They’re just clicking a little better. They might be playing with a little more passion, too.
Terrence Ross certainly is.
Landry Fields replaced Gay in the starting...
A slew of new faces will try to help the Toronto Raptors turn around a sluggish stretch.
The Philadelphia 76ers would like to begin altering one of their own, and solving their turnover issues could help.
The Raptors are expected to have four new additions available Friday night when they attempt to win for the second time in eight tries against the 76ers.
Toronto (7-13) may be...
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December 13, 2013
The Chuck Hayes era in Toronto will have to wait.
Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons and Patrick Patterson — the other players acquired by Raptors from Sacramento — will be available to play on Friday against Philadelphia, but Hayes will miss the game against the 76ers. He also will not play in Chicago on Saturday.
“Chuck Hayes can’t go yet until he has his baseline cardiac...
The Kings had a logjam in their backcourt with Isaiah Thomas, Greivous Vasquez, Ben McLemore, Marcus Thornton, and John Salmons. Then they traded Vasquez and Salmons Sunday in the Rudy Gay trade, but after acquiring Derrick Williams earlier this month, now they're looking at a logjam down low. So the Kings have decided to move another power forward on their roster.
Toronto Raptors: Rudy Gay Trade Grade
By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff
Raptors Receive: Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson, Chuck Hayes
Kings Receive: Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy
I will get to the players the Raptors received in this trade later on, but the biggest part of the deal is getting Gay’s contract off their books...
The Toronto Raptors are shipping Rudy Gay and his monster contract to Sacramento.
The proposed deal, which is expected to be finalized Monday, includes seven players. Along with Gay, Toronto will also be sending Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy to the Kings in exchange for John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski...
A person familiar with the deal says the Toronto Raptors have reached an agreement to send Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in a multiplayer trade.
The Raptors will receive Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes. The Kings also will acquire Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy.
The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday night because the trade is still...
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December 08, 2013
Hours before the Toronto Raptors were set to face off against the Lakers at Stales Center, word came down of a trade. The Raptors send forward Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patterson and Hayes. The move opens up the starting point guard spot for Isiah Thomas in Sacramento.
You know who I feel for, Rudy Gay’s wife...
The Toronto Raptors have reached an agreement in principle to send Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The Kings will send Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes to the Raptors. The Kings will also acquire Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray in the deal, sources said.
The Raptors and Gay had become increasingly unhappy with each other...
Tweet Per a report by Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski, the Toronto Raptors have traded Rudy Gay, one of their leading scorers, to the Sacramento Kings as part of a multi-player deal. Sacramento is sending John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez, Chuck Hayes and Patrick Patterson to Toronto in exchange for Gay. The Raptors are sending Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray...
Rudy Gay is headed to the Sacramento Kings in a trade, and Sac-Town fans are not happy. Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Gay was pulled out of the Toronto Raptors lineup before Sunday’s game because of the trade. While terms of the deal are not yet available, Woj says John Salmons, Chuck Hayes, Greivis […]
That didn’t take long. No word on who is headed back to Toronto in exchange yet. Rudy Gay is headed to the Kings, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. He has been pulled out of the Raptors lineup for tonight. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 9, 2013 UPDATE: Sacramento will send John Salmons, Vasquez, Patterson and […]
The Kings are aggressively pursuing trade possibilities in hopes of accelerating the rebuilding process, NBA.com has learned, with one executive saying the team is looking to swap veterans for prospects and picks.
While it is believed some conversations have advanced beyond preliminary talks, it is not immediately clear whether any deals are imminent. One league source rated Sacramento’s...
The Sacramento Kings have a "very high" level of interest in quickly making a trade, according to a source. It is believed that some conversations have advanced beyond the preliminary stage.
The Kings have a 3-7 record and have several veterans that could be attractive to playoff contenders.
John Salmons, Marcus Thornton and Patrick Patterson have all lost their starting...
November 20, 2013