(WXYZ) - The Detroit Pistons have laid out an offer to try and acquire Raptors wing Rudy Gay, according to multiple media reports.
The proposition would send the expiring contracts of Charlie Villanueva and Rodney Stuckey to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for the seven-year veteran.
Villanueva and Stuckey are both set to make $8.5 million in the final year of their contracts, while Gay still has two years left on his deal worth $37 million.
Joe Dumars made it a point in his NBA Draft day press conference to say the Pistons are looking to upgrade their athleticism on the wing. That’s something Gay possesses.
He has averaged 18.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in his career.
ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported this afternoon on Twitter that the Raptors “are not looking to get rid of Rudy Gay and his contract,” but speculation is Toronto is simply trying to get more out of the deal.
Gay isn’t the only player on the Pistons radar early on in the 2013 offseason. The team is, reportedly, also very interested in free agents Andre Iguodala and Josh Smith.
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