With the Grizzlies booking the franchise’s first trip to the Conference Finals on Wednesday night, much of the talk was about how obviously improved the team is in a post-Rudy Gay world.
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Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Memphis Grizzlies, Rudy Gay on May 16, 2013
Posted by Oliver Macklem under Alan Anderson, Amir Johnson, DeMar DeRozan, Ed Davis, John Lucas III, Kyle Lowry, Memphis Grizzlies, Recap, Rudy Gay on Feb 20, 2013
In a game that redefined the words defensive struggle, both the Grizzlies and Raptors shot 36% from the field. Toronto’s five-game win streak comes to an end but there were some positives to draw from going toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the Western Conference. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Oliver Macklem under Game thread, Memphis Grizzlies on Feb 20, 2013
Start time: 7:00 PM ET
Probable starting lineups
Toronto: Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Rudy Gay, Amir Johnson, Jonas Valanciunas
Memphis: Mike Conley, Tony Allen, Tayshaun Prince, Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Joseph Casciaro under Detroit Pistons, Ed Davis, Hamed Haddadi, Jose Calderon, Memphis Grizzlies, Rudy Gay on Jan 30, 2013
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…
Posted by Oliver Macklem under Ed Davis, Game thread, Jose Calderon, Kyle Lowry, Memphis Grizzlies, Rudy Gay on Jan 30, 2013
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
Probable starting lineups
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
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.
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 »