If you stopped by RaptorBlog at all last week, you know that I wasn’t in favour of the Raptors trading for Rudy Gay anymore despite my opinion to the contrary in the summer. Well according to Doug Smith, I no longer have to worry…

Smith writes that “according to a highly placed source,” the chances the Raptors acquire Gay “are diminishing rapidly” because Memphis is asking for too much and ends his thoughts on the matter by writing “I’d say it’s 5-95 at best that they even have more serious discussions.”

Again, I fully understand that young players and assets have to be moved to acquire proven talent in their prime, and I would be willing to stomach parting with players like Terrence Ross and Ed Davis for the right talent, but Rudy Gay is not that talent.