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    Raptors Republic Veteran Nilanka's Avatar
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    There was no denying Gay's talent. Very little weaknesses in his overall game. The assumption was that Toronto's coaching staff would install some discipline in him (at least, that was my assumption).

    Alas, that never happened.
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    Quote JimiCliff wrote: View Post
    I couldn't believe that people were interested in Gay. I hated the trade the moment it happened. Gay's play had tailed off two years straight, Memphis made their deepest playoff run when he was injured, etc. Plus, it seemed to me that he would inevitably be making us solidly mediocre, at the very time we should be trying hardest to be awful.

    Of course, that trade allowed us to get an entire bench that's been a huge part of my third-favourite Raptor team of all time, so what do I know
    Look at what he has done individually in Sacramento. That is why.

    Now granted it has not helped winning so it is all for not in the big picture.
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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    Look at what he has done individually in Sacramento. That is why.

    Now granted it has not helped winning so it is all for not in the big picture.
    After his furious start, he's tailed off to the point where he's putting up pretty much the same numbers he did here (but with a better FG%)

    Again, my main issue was that he wasn't good enough to bring into the upper tier of the league, which meant that we wouldn't have been able to tank this year

    (Of course, ironically, we were tanking damn well when he was here - maybe that was actually Colangelo's plan lol)

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    Oh God I can't believe I'm arguing about Rudy Gay again

    I really didn't miss doing this, not one bit

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    Good call, let's move on

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    I would have preferred a proper rebuild (we had no bench and Bargnani was still on the roster) instead of acquiring Gay.. but since it appeared BC was just trying to get talent to win I thought Gay would have been a good upgrade.

    Well egg on my face.

    In hindsight.. the trade nailed the last coffin shut for BC and we eventually got that bench. So win-win.

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