The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to send Rudy Gay to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Ed Davis and Jose Calderon. Memphis also roped the Detroit Pistons into the deal, as they will send Calderon to Detroit for Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye.
Pistons sending Tayshaun Prince onto Memphis for Jose Calderon to complete 3-way deal with Toronto, sources tell Y!— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 30, 2013
Austin Daye will go to Memphis as part of package with Prince, sources tell Y! Sports. No draft picks.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) January 30, 2013
Memphis has been trying to move either Gay, their leading scorer, or Zach Randolph in order to both save money (to avoid the impending luxury tax) and iron out their focus on offense.
Toronto is using the trade to get a player who is of near-top-tier talent, while Detroit is looking to find some direction to their offense.
It looks as if the Grizzlies will now focus their offense through the post with Randolph as the focal point, but we'll find that out as the days turn into weeks.
For now, all we can do is speculate about who this works out best for, and which team got the better end of the deal. That is to say, who won and who lost?