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Bryan Colangelo and the Raptors have finally acquired Rudy Gay after a pursuit that lasted roughly seven months, if not more. We’ve spent a ton of words on the proposed deal and rumours over the last couple of days. Now it’s time to dig in and analyze an actual deal.

First, the details. The Raptors acquire Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi, the Grizzlies acquire Ed Davis, Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye and a second round draft pick (from Toronto) plus cash considerations, and the Pistons acquire Jose Calderon.

Alright, now here we go…

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The first game of a new era in Raptors basketball ended like so many before – with Toronto losing a heartbreaking game in the final seconds and the officials playing a big part in the finish.

Now here are some thoughts on the game…

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The Rudy Gay trade is now official, so if you want one last look at Ed Davis in a Raptor uniform, there you go….

Start time: 7:30 PM ET

Channel: TSN2

Probable starting lineups

Toronto: Jose Calderon, Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Landry Fields, Ed Davis Amir Johnson, Aaron Gray

Atlanta: Jeff Teague, Devin Harris, Kyle Korver, Josh Smith, Al Horford

Injury report

Toronto: Andrea Bargnani and Jonas Valanciunas are out, Kyle Lowry is expected to play after missing 1 game with back spasms.

Atlanta: Zaza Pachulia is doubtful with an Achilles injury. Anthony Morrow will play.

Random Thoughts:

Trigger-happy GM Bryan Colangelo has pulled the trigger on another deal! The Raptors will land Rudy Gay, his contract of roughly $18M per season (in which the 2014-15 season is a player option) and reserve big man Hamed Haddadi. Toronto gives up Ed Davis and Jose Calderon in return.

From the Raptor’s perspective, they land an all-star calibre small forward who brings more stability to that position than anyone since Tracy McGrady. Read the rest of this entry »

UPDATE: The deal is reportedly all but done.

More thoughts to follow…

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By now you’re likely all aware of the Raptors’ renewed interest in Rudy Gay and their reported willingness to include Jose Calderon and Ed Davis in a trade for Gay (in addition to making Kyle Lowry and Andrea Bargnani generally available). You can find my latest thoughts on the reported framework of that deal here, but for now, here are a couple of updates to consider…

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