Raptors' Gay officially traded to Kings

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

The Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors officially announced on Monday that the Kings acquired forwards Rudy Gay and Quincy Acy along with center Aaron Gray in a trade with Toronto that sent guard Greivis Vasquez and forwards John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes to the Raptors.
The trade had been widely reported a few days ago, but did not become official until Monday.
"We're excited to welcome these additions to our team," Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro said. "In Rudy we've acquired one of the league's proven scorers while Aaron and Quincy provide size and depth in our frontcourt. We also appreciate the contributions and efforts that John, Chuck, Greivis and Patrick made to the Kings organization. We all wish them the very best moving forward."
Gay, 29, is the key component of the trade. He averaged 19.4 points and 7.4 rebounds this season for Toronto in 18 games, all as a starter.
Gray, a 7-foot center, averaged 1.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in four games for Toronto, while Acy averaged 2.1 points and 2.7 points in seven games.
"We thank Rudy, Aaron and Quincy for their time here. They were great professionals and strong community ambassadors of the Raptors," said Raptors president and general manager Masai Ujiri. "The trade gives us good flexibility and more certainty as we plan for our future."
Vasquez is the Raptors' most important addition from the trade. He started all 18 games this season for the Kings, and averaged 9.8 points and 5.3 assists.
Patterson played in 17 games this season, including six starts, and averaged 6.9 points and 5.8 rebounds. Hayes averaged 2.1 points and 2.9 rebounds for the Kings, while Salmons averaged 5.8 points in 18 games, including eight starts.

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