Rudy Gay trade: The Internet reacts

Christian Petersen

Twitter naturally went wild with the news that Rudy Gay had been dealt from the Raptors to the Kings.

After trading Andrea Bargnani this offseason, new Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri worked his magic again, dealing the overpriced Rudy Gay along with Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy to the Sacramento Kings for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Chuck Hayes and Patrick Patterson.

Gay has now been traded twice in the last two seasons, and he has been the subject of much scorn for his inefficient ways on offense. Despite undergoing eye surgery to improve poor vision in the offseason, Gay has continued to shoot poorly while using up a lot of possessions, which is a major reason why the Raptors wanted to move him:

The trade naturally brought about plenty of reactions from around the interwebs, and needless to say, Raptors fans are pretty happy the shot-happy Gay will no longer call Toronto home:

Out in Kings land, there was some mixed reaction. While some aren't all that excited about the prospect of Gay on the Kings, there was much rejoicing about the fact that Salmons and his jab step have been shipped out of town:

With this trade in the books, there are now important questions to answer about the future of the Raptors and Kings. Will Ujiri continue the fire sale? Will the Kings allow stat sheets in the locker room? Stay tuned for more:

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