Twitter Erupts with Reaction to Rudy Gay 3-Team Deal

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Twitter Erupts with Reaction to Rudy Gay 3-Team Deal
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Well, the Memphis Grizzlies finally did it. 

The Western Conference's fourth-best team has not-so-secretly been trying to move star forward Rudy Gay over the past month, and on Wednesday, news broke that they had finally found a deal to their liking.

Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski announced the three-way swap between Memphis, Toronto and Detroit:

HOOPSWORLD's Alex Kennedy broke down the official moving parts, if that's the sort of thing you're interested in:

Gay's Memphis teammates weren't so thrilled about the deal. First, point guard Mike Conley expressed his disappointment:

One word truly does speak volumes.

Fellow wing Tony Allen had a different way of showing his emotions:

There might be a reason for all the outbursts, as HoopsHype points out:

Of course, Toronto's players—point guard Kyle Lowry, in particular—might be feeling just a little bit differently (via Legion Sports):

It would seem as though Rudy Gay is simply coveted by everyone. Except the Grizzlies' management. 

While Gay is indeed a household name, and everyone's buddy, most were quick to agree with what Memphis acquired for him.

First, CBS Sports' Matt Moore reminds everyone of budding star Ed Davis' value:

Then, he argued Tayshaun Prince's worth to his new team:

Hey, even Bill Simmons agreed with John Hollinger, who was recently hired to Memphis's staff (via Grantland's Bill Simmons):

Of course, that's not exactly surprising considering this stat about PER—Hollinger's statistical baby—via the New York Daily News' Frank Isola:

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