In sending Gay, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy to the Kings for Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes, Ujiri took back only $7 million in guaranteed money for next season. With Gay's $19.3 million salary gone (Gay has a player option for next season), the Raptors cleared $12.3 million in cap room and flexibility. (Only $1 million of Salmons' $7 million salary for next season is guaranteed.)
terrible for the Kings, IMO
Next up? League sources told ESPN.com that the Kings will be trying to find a new home for forward Jason Thompson, who presumably wouldn't quibble with a fresh start after the arrivals of Gay and Williams to play alongside Cousins.
New Raptors front-office boss Masai Ujiri has managed to trade away Andrea Bargnani and now Gay over the past six months to create financial flexibility going forward and -- with Toronto apparently determined to avoid any accidental success in the Atlanta Division -- is said to be happy to surrender veteran point guard Kyle Lowry next.
if the Kings are trying to unload Thompson- I might give up Session and Biz for him
Lowry is another attractive piece, but very similar to Kemba.
-- PER @ChrisBroussard: Waiters doesn't look like he is leaving Cleveland just yet. Relationship is improving with organization.
-- Also Asik is supposed to be traded by Dec 19th. Linked to the Sixers as best landing spot.