Just watched Toronto beat NJ, helping us stay ahead of NJ for a playoff spot. Jersey is a winning team of late, so needed the help. Lets talk about that trade. For Gay, Toronto got Salmons, who directly replaces most of what Gay ever did for Toronto. (While Ross is starting now, and developing, and doing very well indeed with Gay out of the way.) In addition, Toronto got a very capable backup point in Vasquez, who keeps the Toronto offense running well while Lowry rests. Note, I know there has been a lot of talk about Lowry leaving Toronto, but I think that predates the fact Toronto is now well into first place, looking like a solid winner with Lowry running things, and so I don't think he is going anywhere. But hey, Toronto also got a very capable rebounder in Patrick Patterson, who is very capably backing up Amir Johnson these days, as well as playing quite a few minutes along side Amir. And finally, they got Chuck Hayes. Chuck Hayes is a solid vet who has not been played much by Toronto to this point. But in this game, Toronto was sputtering mid third quarter when he and Patterson entered the game. Shortly, Toronto went on a 17-0 run. And finally, got to mention DeRozan, who may be benefiting the most from the Gay trade. DeRozan, with getting more shots these days, looks a whole lot steadier on his shot, which he can, at 6-7 and having lots of ups, get off over most defenders just fine.