The Detroit Pistons have made a pitch where the team sends Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for star forward Rudy Gay.
Apparently the Raptors are not thrilled with the offer.
According to ESPN’s Marc Stein via Twitter, Toronto is currently withholding on the deal that would land them two expiring contracts:
Nothing but resistance from Toronto so far on Pistons' pitch to swap expiring contracts of Rodney Stuckey & Charlie Villanueva for Rudy Gay
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2013
Rotoworld explains that the Raptors are simply not desperate to clear cap space to make room for the 2014 NBA free agent class, and to not expect a deal to go through as a result:
To accept such an offer Toronto would have to be desperate to clear cap space for the free agent class of 2014, but GM Masai Ujiri isn’t one to make moves out of desperation. Nothing is likely to come of this unless Detroit significantly improves their offer.
It’s easy to see why the Pistons would have interest in Gay considering he averaged 18 points per game a year ago and the team has a gap at the position.
That said, it seems the Pistons have misjudged the Raptors as a team desperate to unload one of its best players.
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