Rudy Gay's Thoughts On Trade To Toronto Raptors Misguided

By Andy Schmidt
Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

There was a lot of discussion when Rudy Gay was traded by the Memphis Grizzlies to the Toronto Raptors about what was going on. Gay’s production has fallen over the last two seasons and now he is saying that the Grizzlies “didn’t give me a chance”. I thought that the trade would make life very difficult on the Grizzlies but I was really wrong on that one since they are well over .500 while Gay has averaged nearly 18 points a game for Toronto. Gay added that he thinks it is a player’s league which is probably right, but I think that the players are running the asylum a little too much.

I’m not questioning what Gay has done during his time in Toronto. He has embraced his new challenge very well and the Raptors are letting him shine in their lineup, but Toronto isn’t a playoff team right now. It is possible that the team can improve to a point where they can make the playoffs next season or the following year, but Gay may want to focus on the rest of the season instead of talking about the past.

Gay is going to be in Toronto for the next two seasons so maybe this offseason can be used to get some new players for the Raptors and hopefully things can change then. He is a great player who still has a bright future ahead of him. That future though will be in Toronto and hopefully Gay can continue to look ahead instead of into his time in Memphis because everyone will be better off that way.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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