Sunday, 8 December 2013

Rudy Gay Traded to the Sacramento Kings

Year after year, time after time, Toronto Raptor fans have been let down. New reports from Yahoo Sports have signaled the unfortunate doomsday for the Raps. The blockbuster trade, which will reportedly send Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray in exchange for the Kings' John Salmons, Vasquez and Patterson, signals a turning point for both franchises.

Toronto has been trying to turn it around the past couple of years with numerous acquisitions in Kyle Lowry, Landry Fields, Steve Novak and Tyler Hansbrough in an attempt to change the culture for this highly disappointing Raptor franchise. The Kings, on the other hand, are looking to build with young, up-and-coming players in DeMarcus Cousins, Ben McLemore, and the recently acquired Derrick Williams already in tow. This Rudy Gay trade sends them into the playoff mix although there are still questions to be asked about team chemistry and how Gay and Cousins will mesh on the court. For the Raptors, this trade does not come as a surprise with Gay's lackluster play as of late and the urgency to clear Gay's $19 million that he is due next season. One could say that with recent change in management for the Raps, with the hiring of former Denver Nuggets GM Masai Ujiri, that the franchise in headed into the wrong direction and it remains to be seen how this trade will affect the team.

As of right now, much is uncertain. The Rudy-less Raptors will play the Lakers later on tonight, with Kobe Bryant making his return from his Achilles injury. Stay tuned for more details and news...

On second thought, this may be the reason why he was traded.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Agree, disagree, have any thoughts? Let it fly in the comments below!