The Rudy Gay era is likely being delayed.
Per league rules, all 7 players in the trade have to pass physicals to be cleared to play for the team. Greivis Vasquez has had issues with his visa and has been stuck in New York all day. The hope was that he would be cleared to go to Toronto by today so that everyone would be available to play.
Alas, that is not the case. Per Toronto's media relation department, Vasquez will arrive in Toronto tonight and take his physical tomorrow morning, likely meaning that we won't be seeing any of the new guys play tonight. That's unfortunate for fans excited to see the new guys in action.
If this is the case, the Kings will again be forced to dress just 10 players. All 10 saw action in Monday's blowout win over the Dallas Mavericks. Meanwhile the Utah Jazz are expecting to bring Derrick Favors and Marvin Williams back to action. Neither played in last week's game in Utah.
Greivis Vasquez has landed in Toronto. Maybe there's still a chance. We'll keep you posted.
Wheels down in Toronto!!— Greivis Vasquez (@greivisvasquez) December 11, 2013
Looks like the Raptors are "TRYING" to get this done. The suspense is mounting.
Just spoke to Raptors PR...still TRYING to get physical done tonight, not sure if it will be done by game time. I'll keep you posted.— Jodi Bacon (@jodibaconbits) December 12, 2013
Update from Raptors' Media Relations: Vasquez WILL have his physical tonight but the results won't be available until tomorrow. Looks like the new guys won't be playing.
Update: Vasquez has landed & is in immigration. Expected to have physical tonight, however, results won't be final until a.m.— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) December 12, 2013
Canada can't seem to get anything right tonight!
No #espn in the room...— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) December 12, 2013
"Rudy, Quincy and Aaron will not play tonight. They will be on the bench supporting us." - Coach Malone #ForeverPurple— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) December 12, 2013