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Raptors, Pistons put trade for Rudy Gay on hold

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02:01 PM ET 07.03 | The Detroit Pistons have made a pitch where the team sends Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for star forward Rudy Gay. Apparently the Raptors are not thrilled with the offer. According to ESPN's Marc Stein via Twitter, Toronto is currently withholding on the deal that would land them two expiring contracts. The Raptors are simply not desperate to clear cap space to make room for the 2014 NBA free agent class, and to not expect a deal to go through as a result.

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July 3, 2013  11:01 PM ET

That's a horrible offer from Detroit.

July 3, 2013  11:02 PM ET

IMO that's not a good trade.

July 4, 2013  08:56 AM ET

It would be great for the Raps. Get rid of 18 million in salary for next year, bottom out this year for a shot at Wiggins or another stud, and build with Valanciunas and Ross. Gay is soft, Raptors have to build a much more physical team.

July 4, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Raptors in no hurry to clear cap space for 2014? wtf not? That should be their single minded strategy right now!
Take the deal! Maybe also ask for a draft pick.

July 4, 2013  03:20 PM ET

Sound like a good deal to me, especially if there contracts expires next year. They not gonna win a championship any time soon, mite as well save & rebuild

 
July 6, 2013  12:47 PM ET

Time for Joe D. to get serious if he real wants Rudy. But in Joe's defense I wouldn't give up any of my young talent to land Rudy when I can wait the Raptors out. Only time will tell the end to this story.

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