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While the Raptors were losing to the Warriors on Monday night, ESPN’s Marc Stein reported that according to “sources with knowledge of the talks,” the Raptors and Grizzlies “are engaged in active trade discussions” with regards to Toronto acquiring Rudy Gay.

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A poor second half effort did the Raptors in against a very good Warriors team at the ACC.

Here are some thoughts on the game…

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On this week’s edition of RaptorBlog Radio, we discuss game-winners from DeMar DeRozan and Kyrie Irving, the never ending point guard saga in Toronto, how Rajon Rondo’s season-ending ACL tear changes things in the East and as always, we look ahead to a tough week that includes games against the Warriors, Hawks, Clippers and Heat.

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For now, the Raptors don’t have a point guard controversy. Jose Calderon is the starter and Kyle Lowry comes off the bench. We can debate which player should play what role, but for the most part, Dwane Casey rolls with the hot hand at the point down the stretch of games, and both Lowry and Calderon seem content enough when manning the bench.

Controversy avoided, for now, but that also means that with no clear definitive answer at the point, both Raptors point guards are going to be the subject of rampant trade rumours over the next three and a half weeks leading up to the February 21 deadline, and the speculation has already begun in earnest.

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The Raptors finally came out on the right side of a close game, sweeping the season series with the Magic on a buzzer-beater from DeMar DeRozan.

Here are some thoughts on the game…

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