Raptors Struggling to find third team to move Calderon, holding up Rudy Gay trade

Jan 20, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon (8) celebrates after scoring a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Lakers 108-103. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto has been in discussions for a trade involving Memphis Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay, but sources say that the Raptors are having trouble finding a third team to acquire Jose Calderon, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports!.

Calderon, who is the final year of his contract, is supposed to be paired up with Ed Davis, in a deal which would land Rudy Gay in Toronto.

Marc Stein of ESPN.com also reported that the Raptors’ organization was “concerned  their lack of future first-round picks before that trade and are thus believed to be pursuing picks as part of any in-season deal involving Gay”.

The Raptors and the Grizzlies have been discussing a trade for a month and no deal is imminent, Wojnarowski reports.

Even though Toronto is currently five and a half games out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference, they do not own a first round draft pick in 2013.

Calderon is averaging 11.1 points and 7.4 assists per game.

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