As for Valanciunas, the promising Raptors big man who’s been averaging a 15-7 since mid-March, here’s a true story: When Sam Presti was quietly shopping James Harden last October, he called Toronto to feel out a Jonas package. And got rebuffed. Quickly. Source Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @CornerSniperShare this:
ESPN sources are reporting that the Raptors are in “active trade discussions” with the Grizzlies, after the Memphis club appears to have wavered on their stance regarding Gay’s availability. The Raptors are reportedly dangling Ed Davis and Jose Calderon.
Trade Machine Link: This is the non-blow-it-up move for Boston to stay relevant this season. Everyone wants to know: Are the Raptors going to choose to keep longtime point guard Jose Calderon or the younger, more volatile Kyle Lowry? Whispers around the league suggest that the Toronto front office is divided on the issue and the Celtics could swoop in and take advantage of that possible dissension.