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NBA: Raptors Trade F Rudy Gay To Kings in 7-Player Deal, Per Reports
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NBA: Raptors Trade F Rudy Gay To Kings in 7-Player Deal, Per Reports

Dec 8 2013, 7:32pm CST | by

The Toronto Raptors have reportedly dealt forward Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in a seven-player trade.

Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay is reportedly on his way to the Sacramento Kings.  Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports offers more details in his Dec. 8 report: "The Toronto Raptors have reached an...

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NBA: Raptors Trade F Rudy Gay To Kings in 7-Player Deal, Per Reports

Dec 8 2013, 7:32pm CST | by

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The Toronto Raptors have reportedly dealt forward Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings in a seven-player trade.

Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay is reportedly on his way to the Sacramento Kings. 

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports offers more details in his Dec. 8 report:

"The Toronto Raptors have reached an agreement in principle to send Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

"The Kings will send Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes to the Raptors. The Kings also acquire Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray in the deal, sources said.

"The Raptors and Gay had become increasingly unhappy with each other, league sources said, and Gay's contract was an obstacle to the franchise's desire to begin the rebuilding process." 

Doug Smith of the Toronto Star writes the move would be Raptors general manager Masai Uriji's "boldest" and "most significant." He also emphasizes Uriji placing more concern on the franchise's long-term status rather than immediate gratification. 

Smith says the impending departure of Gay would free up $38 million in cap space for the next two seasons. It also addresses a logjam at small forward with DeMar DeRozan. 

The departures of Gay and forward-center Andrea Bargnani means the Raptors "would have cleared more than $20 million off their books for next season," per Brian Windhorst and Chris Boussard of ESPN. 

On the part of the Kings, Vasquez's trade to Toronto would mean Isaiah Thomas moving to the starting point guard spot. This is also the second major trade the team has been involved in in the last two weeks.

On Nov. 26, Sacramento traded defensive specialist Luc Richard Mbah a Moute to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Derrick Williams, who had seen his playing time dwindle after the return of star forward Kevin Love. 

Prior to the seven-player trade, Gay had been averaging 19.4 points, good for second on the team. However, he was shooting at a 39-percent clip -- the lowest of his NBA career.  

"The Kings plan to use Gay at the stretch-four position," Wojnarowski notes. 

 
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Kings’ Gay, McLemore cleared to play in opener

Oct 25 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay and guard Ben McLemore have been cleared to play in the team’s season opener this week. The Kings said Saturday that a CT scan on Gay’s jaw showed no fracture. He was injured in the second quarter of Sacramento’s 93-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Friday night’s preseason finale. The team said McLemore received five stitches above his right eye following a col ...
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Kings’ Gay, McLemore cleared to play in opener

Oct 25 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay and guard Ben McLemore have been cleared to play in the team’s season opener this week. The Kings said Saturday that a CT scan on Gay’s jaw showed no fracture. He was injured in the second quarter of Sacramento’s 93-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Friday night’s preseason finale. The team said McLemore received five stitches above his right eye following a collision with the Lakers’ Wayne Ellington in the game ...
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Kings’ Gay, McLemore cleared to play in opener

Oct 25 2014 4:03pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay and guard Ben McLemore have been cleared to play in the team’s season opener this week. The Kings said Saturday that a CT scan on Gay’s jaw showed no fracture. He was injured in the second quarter of Sacramento’s 93-92 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Friday night’s preseason finale. The team said McLemore received five stitches above his right eye follow ...
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How good is Amir Johnson’s Celine Dion impression? When was the last time Dwane Casey cried at the movies? Every day until the season starts, we throw a Raptor in front of a green screen and ask him the tough questions. Today, Lou Williams weighs in on the coolest basketball shoe ever made and dreams of teleportation. When Masai Ujiri shipped Rudy Gay to the Kings last December, the return he got for his high-volu ...
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Know Your Raptors: Lou Williams doesn’t dance

Oct 6 2014 11:50am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

How good is Amir Johnson’s Celine Dion impression? When was the last time Dwane Casey cried at the movies? Every day until the season starts, we throw a Raptor in front of a green screen and ask him the tough questions. Today, Lou Williams weighs in on the coolest basketball shoe ever made and dreams of teleportation. When Masai Ujiri shipped Rudy Gay to the Kings last December, the return he got for his high-volume star was a supporting cast. The addition of key pieces ...
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