On Wednesday, the first major trade of the season was consummated as the Grizzlies shipped Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi to the Raptors for Jose Calderon to Ed Davis, then sent Calderon to the Pistons for Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye. Here are the latest updates on the involved teams in light of the blockbuster deal:
- Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld writes that Gay voiced his frustrations with the continuing trade rumors to Grizzlies executives, which was part of the impetus for the trade.
- Rob Higgins of the Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace may still make further trades before the deadline.
- Ronald Tillery of the Commercial Appeal tweets that the team is no longer pursuing Sasha Vujacic after they were unable to reach an agreement with his team in Turkey.
- Holly MacKenzie of Sportsnet.ca writes that Kyle Lowry welcomes his new responsibility as the unquestioned starting point guard in Toronto following the trade of Calderon.