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Johnson is 10-for-13 from the field for that game-leading 23 points. He's been a volume scorer every game this trip.
Last tweet wasn't mean to disparage Landry. His shot is not back yet. That's obvious. But he does other things many others don't.
Tonight could be the night Amir Johnson surpasses his career high 26 points as he currently stands at 23 with a second half to play.
To sum up my thoughts on the trade: You can’t win if you don’t play. Raptors were going nowhere the way they were. At least might be now
Fields is 0-for-5 as Rudy's replacement. I'll just throw that out there.
Amir's career high for points in a game is 26. He's already at 23 and we're still 2:39 from the half.
"This is MY town." - Amir Johnson
Amir "better off the bench" Johnson.
You can't stop Amir Johnson. You can only hope to contain him.
Expect to see a lot more Terrence Ross after this deal.
DeMar hits 5,000 career points in his home town. Very nice and well deserved.
Q2 starts with Kobe on the bench still. He played 7 min in Q1 ... going scoreless.
Raps up 30-20 after a quarter assuming the Ross three counts. Amir, who has been on fire of late, leads all scorers with 13.
Terrence Ross with the long-distacne prayer three at the buzzer and he hits it ... OK they're reviewing it but it looked good.
My computer just got COVERED in the rosin from Kobe Bryant's cloud of dust. Who has a duster?
If you wrote me over the last 2 hours (and there were, literally, hundreds of you)...chances are I won't respond. I was SWAMPED. Sorry.
Raps trade Calderon for Gay. [10 months pass]; Raps trade Gay for Calderon Lite.
Top PER in the trade: QUINCY ACY
Colangelo's three biggest non-draft acquisitions during tenure: Jermaine O'Neal, Hedo Turkoglu, Gay. Games played as Raptors: 41, 74 , 48
Although you can argue the W/L impact move will have, yes, I feel more tankish moves are coming. And that likely means Lowry, sure.
Funny: Gay got eye surgery, and he started shooting 37% from three. Good! Shooting 42% at rim: really bad!
All you can do, Raptors fans, is hope Gay goes off in the two Raps-Kings games, leading to two more Toronto losses.
On a personal note — I never got to know Rudy Gay very well. Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy were good dudes to have around, though.
Aaron Gray is still on the floor with his now-former-team ... working out ... as the Raptors get set to face the Lakers minus Gray-Gay-Acy
Word in Raptorland ... Quincy Acy was going to start tonight in place of Hansbrough (injured shoulder) ... before the deal to SAC went down
Rudy might rebound in Sacramento, odds of it are far better than the 10% chance Bargnani burned Raptors, but still a smart deal
It’s not clear yet which PG will be cut, but least likely of backups would be Stone.
Franchise shaping deal, simply put. The Raptors future has begun. I am in favour :)
With Gay in the lineup, the Raptors went 24-31.
And yes ... Salmons deal only has $1m guaranteed for 14/15 .., Raps go from having $19-million owed to Gay 14/15 to just $7m Hayes etc.
Gay trade a complete stunner. Talked to multiple sources last week; Raptors had stopped trying to move Gay for lack of interest.
Raptors to get Salmon, Hayes Vasquez & Patterson. No dead money -- Salmon & Hayes off books in 14/15; Vasques & Patterson expire this yr.
Raps, indeed, felt Gay was likely to pick up his option. Because duh.
Don’t discount Hayes pickup. As I’ve said, Raptors desperately need steady vets. Will be good in locker room and can defend/rebound
Masai gives his old deputy Pete D'Alessandro, Gay. Interesting.
Check that call on Augustin. Buzz is that Buycks will be cut, but nothing needs to be done until tomorrow.
Last thought: these are the kinds of trades Masai was hired for. I’m impressed at the speed he unloaded AB and RG. Very impressed.
Actually that Kings 2nd this year likely heads to Milwaukee from another deal, but Raptors have own + OKC 2nd this year
With 3 going out and 4 coming in...one from the trade or one from the current roster will have to be waived by the Raps ...
Toronto owns Sacramento’s 2014 2nd from a previous trade
As others have, can confirm Raptors have an agreement to send Rudy Gay to Sacramento. Trade call planned for tomorrow.
This is obviously just the first domino, but obviously Gay was the big one to deal. Good on Masai for getting it done early.
Stone is not guaranteed for year, which makes him the likely one to be waived.
As for the Kings — they bought LOW. Back to writing.
I can confirm the deal now. Further, I just chatted 1 on 1 w/ Aaron Gray. Said he's sad to leave Toronto. Salmons-GV-Hayes-Patterson
Gay was Raptors most talented player, but didn’t utilize said talent and was grossly overpaid
Patterson’s a talented big man who has had a few injuries. Masai gets chance to see what Patterson/Vasquez can do before deciding on options
Would expect a Lowry trade to come in next few weeks. Someone needs to be cut before that though. Augustin most likely
Quick preview: love Patterson/JV fit, Vasquez great for p&r
Can confirm from a Raps source that a deal is done. No reason to doubt the names being mentioned but nobody in LA w/ team has verified it
That would be the Raptors in the trade that it is; what's left of team will play, of course
Vasquez is a former Bob Cousy Award winner as best PG in NCAA
Can confirm as well deal is done.
Raptors don’t get much, but get cap flexibility, get rid of black hole, get some young talent and a PG who loves PnR game
Tough to see Acy go. Good dude. Think he’s an NBA player too.
I wonder if John Salmons will report?
OK, Woj has just added Quincy to the deal but that still means the Raptors will have to waive one guy. They were already at the max.
Yes to all, in other words, very similar to Jose Calderon
Vasquez is a great pick and roll PG who will get more out of Valanciunas/Amir Johnson. Can’t guard anybody though