Sunday, December 8, 2013

Toronto Raptors Trade Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings

The Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings have agreed to a trade that will send Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray, and Quincy Acy to Sacramento and heading to Toronto are Patrick Patterson, Greivis Vasquez, Chuck Hayes and John Salmons.

According to Rotoworld:
Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray join Gay on their way to Sacramento. All three have been pulled from the lineup on Sunday and it seems unlikely that Gay will debut for the Kings in Monday's game vs. the Mavericks, but it's conceivable if he promptly passes his physical. 
This is a big time trade and absolutely makes sense for both teams. The Kings now will hand the PG duties over to Isiah Thomas who clearly was outplaying Vasquez in recent weeks. Gay will now join DeMarcus Cousins and Thomas which makes a pretty strong offensive trio.

Toronto who traded Andrea Bargnani to the Knicks in the off-season, now free up even more money trading Gay's $19.3 million player option for next season.

Patrick Patterson played his way out of the Kings rotation, and the Kings even went out and traded for Derrick Williams from the Timberwolves. It's in the Kings plans to use Gay and Williams as combo forwards.

The Raptors offense will now solely be centered around DeMar DeRozan. With Gay leaving, his 18.5 shot attempts a night will have to be distributed out and you have to assume a number of those will be to DeRozan as the ball will be in his hands more often. Scary to think he can take more shots, he's averaging 17.7 a game already.  Terrence Ross should also see a nice boost in playing time and fantasy value.  Vasquez will now how to fight Kyle Lowry, Dwight Buycks and D.J. Augustin for minutes.


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