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King Taharqa

Rudy Gay to Raptors

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The Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors have agreed in principle on a trade that will send leading scorer Rudy Gay to the Raptors, according to sources with knowledge of the deal.

Sources told ESPN.com that the Grizzlies will acquire forward Ed Davis and veteran guard Jose Calderon from the Raptors and then move Calderon on to a third team to ultimately make this a three-team deal.

The Detroit Pistons, sources said, are one of the prime options to take on Calderon, having pursued the Spanish floor leader all season.

The Grizzlies want a small forward out of the trade and Detroit has two believed to be available: Tayshaun Prince and Corey Maggette. But Memphis, sources said, is talking to at least one other team about taking on Calderon and is expected to receive a second-round pick from Toronto as part of the deal.

The Raptors, sources said, are expected to take on Grizzlies reserve center Hamed Haddadi in addition to Gay.

The Dallas Mavericks are the other most likely landing spot for Calderon, but sources said Dallas is resistant to parting with Vince Carter, Memphis' prime target on the Mavs' roster.


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This is an awful deal for Memphis. I feel sorry for their fans....

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2014 Luxury Tax. A Small market like Memphis wanted to avoid it. It will have a lot of other teams scared too. This is just the 1st, there will be more trades like this. This is a salary cap relief move.

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Not really horrible for Memphis. They wanted to get rid of Gay badly. They got a PF that's playing well, what ever they get for Calderon and a second round pick. If they swing Calderon for someone decent that only has a year left, then they accomplished the goal. Get rid of a stupid contract and save money. Future season's lux tax scared them into making this trade because they couldn't afford to pay it.

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Raptors get: Rudy Gay, Hamed Haddadi, 2nd round pick (DET)

Grizzlies get: Ed Davis, Tayshuan Prince, Austin Daye

Pistons get: Jose Calderon

This is the supposedly official now

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