Short, but not that sweet is the best way to describe Rudy Gay’s stint in Toronto.
On Sunday evening his time as a Raptor officially came to an end.
Rudy Gay has been traded to the Sacramento Kings along with Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray. The Toronto Raptors will receive Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes, reports Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears of Yahoo.
The past month has been rough on both Gay and the Raptors, as tension began to build. It got so bad that fans and media began to turn on the starting small forward.
Usually in these circumstances, players avoid speaking about the manner on social media, however, a couple of guys took to Twitter.
That trade tho wow
— John Lucas III (@Luke1luk) December 9, 2013
Nice trade for the Kings
— Brandon Rush (@BRush_25) December 9, 2013
Perhaps Rush is right, the Kings gave up three expiring contracts and the contract of Chuck Hayes that’s worth over $6 million. Right now this is an unpopular move in Sacramento, but if Gay can adapt to his new role, good things can happen.
In Toronto, fans are cheering as the high volume shooter is gone. The Raptors also got what they wanted out of the trade – more flexibility to land a 2014 lottery draft pick.
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