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Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 5:39 pm  |  131 responses

Rudy Gay Traded to the Toronto Raptors (UPDATE)


According to ESPN.com, the Grizzlies and Raptors have agreed to a trade that sends Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi to Toronto in exchange for Ed Davis and Jose Calderon. The deal is still in its early stages—the Grizzlies and Raptors have only agreed “in principle”, according to ESPN, and Memphis is reportedly looking to flip Calderon to a third team, possibly Detroit (for Tayshaun Prince or Corey Maggette) or Dallas (for Vince Carter). But what we do know is that it appears Gay is (almost) certainly headed north. Some details: “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 on its roster in the final year of their contract: 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.”

UPDATE: Deal is done. Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi to Toronto; Jose Calderon to Detroit; Austin Daye, Tayshaun Prince and Ed Davis to Memphis. Details via Yahoo! Sports: “The Memphis Grizzlies have reached an agreement in principle to trade forward  Rudy Gay to theToronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Grizzlies receive point guard Jose Calderon as part of the deal, and will route Calderon’s $10.5 million expiring contract to the Detroit Pistons for a package that includes forwards Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye, league sources told Y! Sports. The Raptors also sent forward Ed Davis and a second-round pick to the Grizzlies. Memphis sent center Hamed Haddadi to the Raptors. Gay, 26, is averaging 17.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. Under new owner Robert Para, Memphis has been desperate to unload contracts for the short- and long-term. In Prince, the Grizzlies get a respected, if not aging, small forward who’ll give them considerable savings over the $37 million owed Gay the next two seasons.”

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  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    why do i feel this is gonna dent team chemistry?

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Memphis may regret this. Neither Maggette, Tayshaun Prince or any other SF they may receive will fill that gap. Two older SFs in place of a young star?

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Wow. Looks like Haddadi will take us to the pomised land.

  • Andy

    Boo

  • Stephen A. Smith

    Just a dumb trade for the Grizzlies they practically get nothing back, Ed Davis is going to ride the bench, it would have made more sense for the grizzlies to trade Gay to the Suns for Jared Dudley and Michael Beasley, since they want a SF in return.

  • Madubbs

    Colangelo We Forgive You

  • DaRaptor

    But what happens after the Raptors get the first overall pick next year and draft Andrew Wiggins?

  • Madubbs

    So do we throw out the last issue?

  • Mr.Wang
  • Redd

    That’s what I assumed would happen but now they certainly won’t be getting him.

  • zogs19994

    1) WE STILL HAVE BARGS
    2) RAPS TRADED THEIR ONLY BIG MAN WITH “REAL” POTENTIAL
    3) NOW WE HAVE ROSS,FIELDS,DEROZAN,GAY,ANDERSON, KLEIZA…..ALL WINGS
    4) HAMED HADDADI…..LOL

  • joshua

    wow. raptors are gonna suck more now… DAVIS WAS THE BEST.

  • RedDragon10

    Memphis isn’t exactly the class a team for making trades

  • http://twitter.com/DPisWill DePaul Williams

    lmao I was thinking the same thing

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    Calderon is extremely, extremely underrated. |Sad that he has to whither away in Detriot.

  • Vince

    Just in, Detroit will send Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye along with Toronto’s Ed Davis to the Grizzlies. Toronto receives Rudy Gay and Detroit gets Jose Calderon.

    Not gonna lie, I think the Pistons got the better end of that trade.

  • LakeShow

    Why did the trade Speights and Ellington?…

  • Vince

    Shits and giggles

  • shawnkemp4prez

    It is soooo hard being a Grizzlies fan, you guys. It really, really is. Now our bench is gone, Rudy is gone, and our cheap-ass owners have destroyed our best season in franchise history. Man….

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Who predicted that Tayshaun would finally leave Detroit this way? And so many years after the rest of that championship core left. This takes Memphis out of the Conference Finals discussion.

  • J05h88

    not crazy about Derozan and Rudy gay playing together. we’ll see though. and where does the scoring come from in memphis now? Randolphs a beast but not getting any younger.

  • VanCityBBall

    So they trade a big that had solid potential and had good chemistry with AJohnson, and the second best PG in the L as far as TO ratio for just RGay? i love Rudy but i really liked how Davis was growing… the only thing that i see TDot got here is a guy that can actually close out the 4th and a guy that has known to be a “Raptor Killer” in the past- which actually isnt that bad… but the most unfortunate thing of all is that Barg’s is still gonna be in a Rap’s uniform… for now

  • LakeShow

    See, I understand the giggles, but not the shits…

  • Bravo

    Good bye Jose and Ed you served the raptors well. I will still cheer for you!

  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    seems like they executed their backup plan to shave cap, before they executed their first plan.

  • LeroyShonuff

    Espn is reporting that Tyshaun and Daye is headed to Memphis which should work out well for Memphis. They get length, spacing, solid shooting and defense plus a very good young post player who will learn from Z-Bo and Marc. The Raps are truly NBA purgatory! That team as presently constructed better run and run all night. The Pistons get a floor leader would should be dope running pick and rolls with Andre and high screens with Greg. The pistons should now contend for that final playoff spot if this trade actually goes through.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    This is what happens when you hire John Hollinger as a consultant for personnel.

  • LeroyShonuff

    He gonna thrive in Det. He got bigs who can cover his tracks defensively. Good spot for him.

  • LeroyShonuff

    Yep! Jose is great for that team

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Apparently. Those numbers he plays around with don’t tell the whole story. They’ll see come playoff time.

  • Redd

    They could’ve gotten Wiggins if they’d have sucked enough Stern could’ve rigged the lottery to get Wiggins. Raptors would’ve became a great team and the market would substantially grow because a Canadian player was leading it.

    This was dumb.

  • Lloyd

    Wasn’t a basketball decisio, it was a money decision. Small market franchises…we gotta shell out to compete, and then either pay luxery taxes or ship out some guys. Sad reality of not being the Lakers or Mavs. Grizz were going to make some noise this year too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    This trade is so gay

  • TV63

    Grizzlies pretty much blew up their team.

  • Redd

    Both teams lose in the long run.

  • TV63

    I’m not a Grizzley fan but I feel for you guys. Don’t get it at all to blow up this team. Owner will really be crying the blues when they start to fall. There was no reason for the rush.

  • Groves

    Hamed Haddadi may be happier in a more international city like Toronto

  • danpowers

    oh sh*t the pistons just put a curse on them for dumping prince like the knicks back then when they dumped ewing.

  • danpowers

    amen

  • ErnieD

    Prince with Z, Gas and TA make them a great defensive team. They just lost some points, so other guys will have to step up and score. Detroit should be commended for trading TP away from a team that lost the plot when they got Ben Gordon and Charlie V.

  • Max

    In what universe is Daye a post player?

  • Max

    F*ckin’ Rudy Gay man!

  • roscoe

    bummer griz fan… i feel even worse for rudy… unreal.

  • danpowers

    i feel for you guys. another proof that the lockout was just a joke to dump player salaries. i didnt see any positive change for small market teams. the opposite seems to be the case

  • Bojangles

    He’s talking about Davis.

  • Ty

    They were under the salary cap guys. They did not have to trade him

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Ross, Demar, and Rudy Gay= everybody new 2K team. Rudy will be an all star next year.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Grizzlies just traded the only guy they had who could create his own shot off the dribble.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    Conley can but he’s inconsistent. Bayless can too but he’s O.C.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    The lockout was supposed to make it better for small market teams to have a shot at winning. OKC and now Memphis (two of the top teams) have both had to trade away one of their best players.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Brandon Knight and Rodney Stuckey are in front of him. He’ll struggle to get minutes. Knight is developing well.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    OKC and Memphis have both had to trade away one of their best players. Really makes you question what that lockout was really about.

  • Caboose

    Oh, I don’t wonder what the lockout was about.

  • DaRaptor

    I’m on your boat. But what if Rudy Gay refuses to play for Toronto then we’re forced to buy him out and thus our team is actually substancially worse?

  • Batman

    SLAM magazine is jinx. :|

  • Batman

    this is so disappointing, we did not witness what they can do in playoffs.

  • Redd

    Won’t happen imo because Gay knew the possibility of him being traded plus no way you buy out that kind’ve contract.

    Either way, the Grizzlies get what they want. Austin Daye can potentially replace losing Speights & Tayshaun is still decent.

    Whereas Raps now are out of the chance for Wiggins. Interestingly I was slowly liking the Raps & was happy they’d probably get WIggins now they can only trade up. Sadly whoever has the top 3 won’t give it up.

  • DaRaptor

    Well here’s another thing. Cleveland, Washington, and Charlotte are bound for lottery picks again this year. So they’re going to be that much better next year if their picks don’t bust. The Raptors have no picks. The Raptors have the potential to be the worst or second worst team in theh Eastern Conference next season, thus having the potential for a top 3 pick for 2014?

  • ATL dynamite

    It sucks to see how small market teams have to break their rosters up with no reasons on the basketball side, while teams like the Lakers can pay as much luxurious tax as they want to try out All-star players as they want.
    On a side note, Tayshaun’s lifelong service in Detroit has also ended. Used to learn from his defensive skillset a lot. All the best in Memphis!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    THEY DIDN’T NEED TO DO THIS! they already traded out of the penalty last week. This was a John Hollinger trade as far as I can tell.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    The trade last week got y’all below the cap. There was no financial ramifications of rising the season out with the roster as it was.

  • Hawkeye

    the SLAM curse strikes again!!!

  • Redd

    I hope so, I entered Slam hating Raptors for being Canadian but now I hope they become good. The NBA knows Toronto has potential to become a huge market.

    Realistically? I don’t agree. Ross will only get better, Anderson from what I’ve seen is decent, Gay is a big upgrade he’ll be better in the East I think, I liked Q. Acy too, Lowry is pretty good healthy, I can go on & on.

    But basically Raptors are a promising squad & will get better. Minus them intentionally tanking, they won’t be the worst team. Financially you guys have 2 bad contracts tho.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Few guys can contest Rudy’s shot when he elevates. Everyone can contest Conley and Bayless on their jumpshots.

  • http://twitter.com/thursti_tyht Thurstian Tsui

    Every team lost in this trade, how is that possible?

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    How did he go from his old position to being VP of Basketball Operations? I hope they don’t plan on making roster moves solely based on his numbers. Two months ago he’s writing for ESPN…now he may be responsible for a pretty huge roster move with a team that’s currently 4th in the Western Conference.

  • RunNGun

    Cosign…. SMH Sorry Grizzlies fans; ownership just made a huge mistake.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    He has created many many advanced statistical formulas and does understand the game. So that’s a positive.
    The league LOVES his PER stat. That’s another positive.

    Far as I can tell he’s somewhat of an egomaniac. And idk Heinson, but that could be the icing on the cake.
    Other than that, I don’t really know at all those are guesses

  • airforce1

    did you completely forget about valanciunas?

  • Irishway’s

    I agree with ByAnyMeans this luxury tax is shaking things up.. I can see it now Lakers go Broke.. and the Raptors Clinch a 3 seed. I’m surprised there won’t any draft picks thrown around in the trade.

  • your moms

    thata awesome to hate team because theyre canadian. i guess i hate almost all the large market american teams just because. big cities suck

  • http://twitter.com/AjpDos Allen Powell

    This is why we had a lockout.

  • Andre

    Apparently the Pistons have been gunning for Jose for a while, and wanted to jump into the deal. Possibly for his salary coming off the books, also maybe to mentor BK?

  • Mackenzie

    Bargs gone by the deadline… TAKE IT TO THE BANK!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rainman1991 Saleem Rainman

    Jonas valunciunas? he’s got “real” potential…

    other than that i agree. But Bargz is still getting traded.

  • http://twitter.com/stepfdelaghetto Stepfan Raiford

    touche

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    This was a desperation move from Colangelo. So he passes on Drummond and drafts a solid wing in Ross. Then he painfully overpays for another wing in Landry Fields. And now he trades for another wing who is overpaid (although very talented)? So while Derozan, Gay, Ross,, Fields, and Anderson fight for minutes at 2 positions, the Raps current rotation of bigs consist of Amir Johnson, Aaron Gray, Haddadi, and Q. Acy.

    This trade may have given the Raps that “closer” that they have desperately needed, but it also thrusts Bargnani back into the starting line up and depletes an already paper-thin front court.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    This is a f*cking steal for Toronto. They didn’t get rid of Bargs but they got rid of Jose and got an All-Star in Rudy Gay–plus, Lowry finally doesn’t have a starting calibre point guard to compete with.
    1. Lowry
    2. DeRozan
    3. Gay
    4. ?
    5. Valanciunas/Johnson

    This is great for the Raptors. Finally a good decision by Colangelo… you know what they say about broken clocks, and all.

  • Lan

    SLAM Jinx still works!

  • Lloyd

    Haha no Grizzly fan here. Just a Raptor one. But yea I forgot about that. Crazy just threw away their season for nothing then.

  • Lloyd

    It gives smaller market teams a better chance, but realistically the richer teams can stil throw their money around and are more likely to be coveted destinations due to more exposure and what not. The rich stay winning.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Just seems like a logjam at the PG spot. Knight, Calderon, Bynum, Stuckey.

  • Redd

    So does your English.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000166716900 Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    Damn what did Rudy do to deserve this, screw the owners daughter. Lol that boy pulled a PJax. This is like level 3 out of 3 of basketball hell.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000166716900 Anthony Darnello Taylor Jr.

    What if they pulled this bs to make it easier for the Lakers to get in lol Conspiracy Alert.

  • Comment_System

    There’s a joke in here somewhere…

  • buschfire

    The thing is I don’t think BC is done yet… if he was then yes desperation is written all over it…

  • Dookie

    Have to feel for Tayshaun. Didn’t he take less money to stay with the REBUILDING Pistons? Hard to find that kind of loyalty these days…

  • Buschfire

    Davis was the best is a long stretch…. He was a great player and part of the team with a great attitude. He is having a breakout season, but his ceiling is not that high. He at most would be a career 15 n 10 guy. I will miss his, but look forward to what Rudy Gay brings to the table. Its funny how Toronto fans say we lost the deal and how Memphis fans say they lost the deal. I guess Detroit is the only one that came out on top?

  • VanCityBBall
  • JML-G

    why the f than Grizzlies traded half of their bench b4!? anyways, surprised Prince finally made his ass out of Detroit (willingly or not)

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    jeeze man. its gonna bum out the other grizzle players

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    The purpose was to spread the talent out…the Rockets have James Harden and now the Raptors have Rudy Gay. Besides OKC is better now without Harden. And who knows, maybe Memphis will play better without Rudy…he always did sort of disrupt the flow between Gasol and Randolph

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    OKC has become better…give Memphis a chance to figure things out

  • jakethesnake

    as a guy from memphis who’s a pistons fan first and a grizzlies fan second, i can confidently say that you guys are COMPLETELY overreacting. the general consensus among smart, non-reactionary people here is that this works out well for us. we loved rudy, but he wasn’t right for what we have here. we bring in tayshaun who, sure, is just a stopgap but has playoff and championship experience. austin daye i’m iffy on but he’s long and that can help in our defensive schemes. ed davis has been playing well as of late and could form a potentially dangerous backup front court with darrell arthur.

    mostly, though, we didnt need rudy’s contract in our offensive scheme. we HAVE to run through the post. post up zach and marc, pick and pop/roll with DA. let mike get hot and stretch the floor. let tony do his insane jittery slashing to the rim. tony wroten is something special, at least in terms of court vision. he plays active D, as well. once pondexter comes back, he’ll give us solid scoring and D off the bench. they’ll be tough with the defenses we run. TA and wroten harrassing ballhandlers. tayshaun, DA, and daye’s (maybe) length on the perimeter.

    this team is fine. this team is no worse than it was yesterday. this team, in fact, may be more complete in it’s identity.

  • shutup

    Tayshaun in Memphis is big. May not bring the highlights but he is solid on both ends, and still has some good years left in him, imo.

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    The only front office in the league to rack up more point guards than David Kahn… the Pistons.

  • Mike From Spain

    Calderon is easily better offensively than the other Detroit PGs. But of course, no D, no upside, not the best contract. I feel he’s underrated.

  • Mike From Spain

    Could the Grizz be preparing for another trade that has them taking a bad contract as compensation? Are they preparing to go after some RFA this offseason? If so, why so early? I don’t know, everyone is asking why they shed off more salary when they were under the cap…the only explanation i could come up with is that they might be setting up another move

  • Max

    Makes sense, thought that because Daye was last, my bad.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    I’ll hold out on saying that OKC is better without Harden until I see what they look like. They were going to blow through the regular season anyway. We’ll see what happens when the playoffs get here. My biggest thing again is who’s going to be able to get a shot off when the Grizzlies need one? I don’t trust Conley. OJ Mayo is in Dallas. They better hope they don’t ever need a game-winning shot.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Regular season. Durant and Westbrook have become better playmakers, but the playoffs will be the time when we can make judgments about whether the team is better or not.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Been doing it for years. A bunch of guards. I don’t understand it.

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Knight has been playing 32 minutes a game this season. Is Calderon going to take minutes away from a developing PG? Not a good idea.

  • Mars

    No. Lottery pick protected from when they to Lowry.

  • Mars

    Theyre building assets to acquire a franchise player. All the aforementioned players are bait. Now they can get whoever they want in the this weak draft. Or next years. But they have a nice roster.1

  • Mars

    Slam cover curse strikes again!

  • danpowers

    that the rich get richer and poor stay poor. a mirror of capitalist society… yay!

  • NOMOREBARGY

    GET RID OF BARGNANI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    JUST THROW HIM IN WHATEVER DEAL TO WHATEVER TEAM!!!

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Check it, Chris Wallace Had No Role In Trade As John Hollinger Takes Bigger Role In Grizzlies’ Front Office — http://bit.ly/Vq4HPc

  • Da-Meat-Hook

    If he can somehow unload Bargs, then I’m a happy camper.

  • Mike From Spain

    If you want to make a playoff push it might be a good idea to have a seasoned vet and FIBA world champion play more minutes than a second year unproven player in development. But that might just be me. On the other hand, if the plan is tanking and letting Knight develop, Calderón will be riding the pine all his time in Detroit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    true, true….I can’t wait to see!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    don’t worry they got Tony Allen

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    The Rockets and Raptors (the poor) both got a little better because of the CBA

  • patrick

    why would he refuse to play on toronto lol? toronto is awesome imo

  • patrick

    I don’t think they’d be that bad next season with Gay now?

  • patrick

    Earl Clark>Ed Davis. Tristan Thompson>Ed Davis. Imo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=509819249 Gaurav P.

    So it really was a Hollinger move….

    “Levien is making these deals based largely on the recommendations of John Hollinger, a statistician who worked for a cable sports company. The San Antonio Spurs once used him as a consultant and regretfully took his advice to sign a free agent named Jackie Butler. It was such a disaster, the Spurs had to attach Luis Scola to a trade to get Butler out of town.”

  • danpowers

    you can spread talent around the league as you wish. the big markets will always have the money to go over the cap and put together big names while small markets have a more difficult time now to do so. wait for one or two strong seasons in houston and tel players demand bigger contracts and see where these guys end up then

  • z

    Don’t get me started on the dynamics of capitalism and its effects on the dispossessed, brother. I’m not saying communism is the solution but there’s SURELY a compromise between the two systems that would be better than where we are headed currently which is fascism

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Wow. We’ll see how this works out but I don’t see it going too well.

  • z

    Congrats my dude. You and i hav agreed on alot of issues (mostly social), glad you got a decent team now. Hopefully the refs don’t bone y’all outta too many more W’s with bad calls in the clutch. Peace

  • Mike From Spain

    By advance statistics Rudy Gay was the third best player in the trade… go figure

  • danpowers

    well, capitalism as an extreme has fascist characteristics, same as communism (in practical use). but just true, that a mix of both would be the reasonable sollution as an (almost) perfect system. whatever, this truly aint the place to discuss about that

  • patrick

    My other comment is,,,why did Memphis want Ed Davis? They already have Darrell Arthur who is about the same height, weight, and age. I don’t think Ed Davis is much better? And Maybe Darrell Arthur is a little better? I dunno. This aspect of the trade is not making much sense to me at all. Then they almost got Jon Leuer from the cavs last week..and he as well is the about the same height, age, weight as Davis and Arthur!

  • GBtha G

    What a silly trade by the grizzlies lettin they best player go just 4 the money!!!!!!!! I guess its goin to hurt everybody in Memphis who will have to tighten they wallets.And why cant the raptors relocate Stateside????????playin in toronto dont make sense really.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.merrihew Bob Merrihew

    Rudy Gay is a star. Toronto should be very happy to have him. Maybe Bargs can go for some strong inside scorer and rebounder. The Grizz went to cutting payroll and blew up their team, sad for the fans. What Memphis is doing is beyond logic. Is Tayshaun going to be the perimeter scorer? Is Z Bo going somewhere else to give Ed Davis and Austin Daye time? Then, Detroit has 3 PG’s. There has to be move moves coming.

  • clos1881

    The raptors the most exciting set of wing players with derozan gay Ross I will actually watch them now the grizz have regressed 2nd round at best

  • RyanBritishSteelWhitelaw

    First and foremost, Bargnani was injured at the time, we weren’t going to be able to trade a injured player. Secondly, Davis was never going to play any better than he was, and Jonas Valanciunas is our big man with potential. The guy is great defensively and we don’t need a big that can score when we have Lowry, Gay, DeRozan and Ross. Thirdly, Gay, Fields and Kleiza are our Small Forwards. Ross, DeRozan and Anderson are our SG’s. We have proper depth at the 3 position now. Fourthly, we only took Haddadi to even out the trade salary-wise. He’ll be future endeavored in the off-season or just sent to the D-League.

    This was a perfect trade for Toronto, you’re just too ignorant to see it that way because Bargnani wasn’t involved. Bargs wasn’t our biggest problem,depth at the 3 was.

  • RyanBritishSteelWhitelaw

    He’s not going to refuse. Kyle Lowry is his best friend off the court, and he’s also really good friends with DeRozan. He’s happier in Toronto than Memphis, you can see that because his game is filled with a new energy. Also, his stats have escalated since he’s been playing for us.

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