There are a lot of people freaking out about the trade between the Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies and Detroit Pistons that’s gone through today. In the deal, as first reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein, Toronto acquires Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi (whom many are reporting on Twitter will be waived due to the issues with getting him a Canadian work visa), Detroit gets Jose Calderon, and Memphis gets Tayshaun Prince, Ed Davis, Austin Daye and a second round draft pick.
Pretty much everyone that follows basketball for a living says the Grizzlies and Pistons got the best deal. Rudy Gay is barely shooting 40 percent from the field and 30 percent from beyond the arc this season, and his poor shooting augmented the case against him in the eyes of Memphis’ new ownership. But despite his inefficiencies scoring the basketball this season, this much is certain: Rudy Gay is a superior dunker to Jose Calderon.