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01-30-2013, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by The Nemesis View Post
Top is DeMar, though I think the rebounding #s are off. He's not getting 6 boards a game.

Bottom is Gay

and this plays into exactly what I've been saying all along. Rudy Gay is a slightly better DeRozan with a 3-point shot. The difference in output isn't as great as it is portrayed to be and isn't worth the fact that Gay is getting paid basically twice what DeMar is going forward.

Rudy Gay is a nice player. A nice complementary piece. In a vacuum where his contract is irrelevant and the other players on the Raptors roster are not a factor, Rudy Gay is a fine get for the Raptors. But with DeRozan on this team and to an extent Ross as well what Rudy Gay adds isn't going to make a huge difference in the overall output/success of the team. If we were going to blow significant trade chips in the form of Calderon and Davis, the get should've been something that filled a bigger hole or fit better.
But, he's not upgrading Derozan, he's adding on to him. He's an upgrade on Anderson.

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