Not exactly breaking news, but I figured it would be something fun to talk about here.
Memphis: Sends Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi to the Raptors
Memphis: Receives Ed Davis and a second round pick from Toronto, Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye from Detroit.
Toronto: Sends Ed Davis and a second round pick to Memphis, and Jose Calderon to Detroit.
Toronto: Receives Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi from Memphis.
Detroit: Sends Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye to Memphis.
Detroit: Receives Jose Calderon from Toronto.
So question is, who won the trade? Rudy Gay is the best player right NOW in this deal, but Ed Davis may end up being the best player overall in the future. Here's my two cents:
Memphis- Rudy Gay was overpaid to begin with. For a guy with his salary, he wasn't a particularly efficient scorer, and defensively he wasn't anything special either. Between removing his ridiculous contract and adding a solid player in his stead (Prince) and a guy who could be special in the future (Davis), they came out of this very well all things considered.
Toronto- Got the best player right now (Gay), but what's the vision for this team? They already had a player exactly like him in DeRozen, so you have to figure that he's on his way out. Getting rid of Calderon paved the way for Lowry to finally have the starting role to himself. But overall, I just don't think this trade made a whole lot of sense, apart from adding a big name player.
Detroit- Personally, I have them as the winners of this trade for now, but I may change my mind depending on what Dumars does with this team during free agency this summer. Prince gets to go play for a winner, while they remove his costly contract and bring in a great point guard in Calderon who can make this whole team better, and has only one year on his contract anyways. Bringing in a better player while clearing cap space should make any team happy.