The Detroit Pistons have traded Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye in a three way deal with both the Memphis Grizzles and Toronto Raptors. In return, the Pistons have acquired Jose Calderon. The Grizzles also receive Ed Davis while the Raptors acquire Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi. Here is some of ESPN.com’s coverage:
Memphis then shipped Calderon to Detroit for Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince.
The Grizzlies also received a 2013 second-round pick from Toronto as part of the deal.
The Dallas Mavericks, sources said, were also interested in acquiring Calderon but were not prepared to surrender swingman Vince Carter, whom Memphis coveted to help fill the void created by Gay's departure.
Memphis general manager Chris Wallace thanked both Gay and Haddadi for their time with the Grizzlies.
"We are excited to add three players who bring with them a tremendous amount of value to our team and have achieved incredible success on the pro, college and Olympic levels," Wallace said in a statement Wednesday night. "In these players, we welcome NBA Champion and Olympic gold medalist Tayshaun Prince, as well as up-and-coming athletic forwards Ed Davis, who won an NCAA title at North Carolina, and Austin Daye."
The moves surprised many around the league, including Calderon.
You can read the entire piece at http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/8898673/rudy-gay-traded-raptors-grizzlies-6-player-deal-involving-pistons.
Speaking of the Grizzles, they will be in Oklahoma City tonight to battle the Thunder while the night cap pits the Golden State Warriors hosting the Dallas Mavericks. Both games are on TNT.