Report: Gay to Raps deal hinges on 3rd team

January 29, 2013, 11:40 PM

The Toronto Raptors may have hit a stumbling block in their pursuit of Rudy Gay.

<a class="link" href="http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nba–grizzlies–raptors-looking-for-third-team-to-facilitate-rudy-gay-trade-033758281.html
” target=”new”>According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, a potential deal between the Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies could hinge on finding a third team to pick up the expiring contract of point guard Jose Calderon.

While Calderon has had a solid year for the Raptors, it appears they are having difficulty finding a suitor for the veteran.

“With so many quality point guards, they’re struggling to find a spot for Calderon,” an unnamed general manager told Yahoo! Sports.

In the latest proposal, the Grizzlies reportedly asked for rookie small forward Terrence Ross but the Raptors refused to include him any package for Gay.

The Grizzlies are looking to shed salary and are interesting in adding a small forward with a less expensive contract than Gay.

Gay signed a five-year, $82-million contract in the summer of 2010. He has averaged 17.2 points and 5.9 for Memphis this season.

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