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                   === Raptors acquire Gay in 3-team deal ===
 
 (Sports  Network) -  The Memphis Grizzlies have traded forward Rudy Gay to the
 Toronto  Raptors  in  exchange  for  point guard  Jose  Calderon,  forward  Ed
 Davis and a second round draft pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
 
 Additionally,  the Grizzlies  will send  Calderon  to the  Detroit Pistons  in
 exchange for forwards Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye.
 
 Gay  had  reportedly been on the  trading block for several weeks, as Memphis'
 new  ownership  group looked to avoid  reaching the luxury tax threshold after
 this season as the tax penalties begin increasing at an exponential rate.
 
 Over  42 games this season, Gay has averaged 17.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.6
 assists.  The  26-year-old, who  was the  eighth overall pick  in the 2006 NBA
 Draft,  has produced  career averages  of 17.9  points, 5.8  rebounds and  2.0
 assists per contest.
 
 "This  is the  type of deal we have  been looking for to take our team another
 step  forward,"  said Raptors  president and  general manager Bryan Colangelo.
 "Rudy Gay is a dynamic wing that elevates our talent level significantly."
 
 Calderon,  an eight-year  veteran from Spain, is averaging 11.1 points and 7.4
 assists per game this season.
 
 Davis,  Toronto's first-round  selection in  the  2010 draft,  is averaging  a
 career-high 9.7 points per game this season.
 
 Prince,  who was Detroit's final remaining member of the 2004 NBA Championship
 team,  is averaging  11.7 points per game,  and Daye is scoring 5.1 points per
 contest.
 
 The  Raptors will also receive Hamed Haddadi, the first Iranian-born player in
 the  NBA. In  134 career games --  all with Memphis -- the 7-foot-2 center has
 averaged 2.0 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 01/30 21:41:25 ET

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