Posted January 30, 2013

UPDATE: Grizzlies trade Rudy Gay in three-team deal with Raptors, Pistons

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UPDATE: The Grizzlies have reached an agreement in principle to trade small forward Rudy Gay to the Raptors, in a deal wthat will also include Toronto point guard Jose Calderon and Pistons forward Tayshaun Prince, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Calderon goes to the Pistons, with Prince and Austin Daye going to the Grizzlies, according to league sources via CBSSports.com’s Ken Berger.

Detroit, Boston and Dallas were teams mentioned in previous reports as potentially becoming the third team in this trade.

PREVIOUS REPORTS: The much-rumored trade sending Grizzlies small forward Rudy Gay to the Raptors and a third team absorbing the expiring contract of point guard Jose Calderon appears to be nearing completion, according to Yahoo Sports! and other reports.

The Grizzlies reportedly have been searching for a third team to help facilitate a deal. ESPNDallas.com names the Mavericks as a possible third team.

Tim McMahon reports the Mavs, who have struggled to find a reliable starting point guard, have long been intrigued by the 31-year-old Calderon, and acquiring him and his $10.5 million expiring contract wouldn’t sacrifice their financial flexibility this summer.

Mavs center Chris Kaman and his $8 million expiring contract could be shifted to Memphis where he could back up Marc Gasol.

Yahoo Sports! reported that new Memphis ownership and management is determined to unload Gay and the $37 million owed him as soon as possible. The Raptors need a proven scorer like Gay, even if he is shooting just 40.8 percent overall and 31 percent for the Grizzlies.


5 comments
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

I ve been wondering about the management issue. I m a Magic fan but I enjoyed it when Detroit was an upper echelon team in the 2000's. reminded me of my child hood when the bad boys ran the nba.

ChrisPappas
ChrisPappas

Detroit needs new management!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

This small market crap is something else. I understand the logic behind trading gay but man to give him up and only get tayshaun prince and Austin daye. Good luck grizzlies with this new line up. And as for the raptors keep adding payroll and producing zilch in postseason play. Fire colangelo and Kevin Johnson get ready to make a play for your rebranded Sacramento kings lol.

therednorth1
therednorth1

It took me way too long to come around, but I have finally seen the light.

 

Colangelo needs to be fired tonight.

 

In the immortal words of Sam Miller, "it's the rare trade that makes a team older, more expensive, and worse."