For one night, at least, most everyone involved in last week's big trade seemed happy with it.

Rudy Gay got a standing ovation in Toronto, which he said motivated him as he sparked a convincing victory over the Clippers on Friday night in his Raptors debut.

An hour or so later, Tayshaun Prince made two crucial baskets in the fourth quarter to help the Grizzlies fend off a Wizards' rally.

And in Detroit, Pistons coach Lawrence Frank pronounced Jose Calderon will be his starting point guard as soon as U.S. immigration officials clear up some visa issues.

It's how the three-team trade works out for the Grizzlies that matters to the Spurs and the rest of the Western Conference title hopefuls.

Before their two recent trades — prior to the Gay deal, Memphis sent Marreese Speights, Wayne Ellington, Josh Selby and a future first-round pick to Cleveland for little-used Jon Leuer — the Grizzlies seemed capable of a deep playoff run.

So what drove the remake of Memphis' roster?

Rumors began bubbling about Gay after ESPN.com numbers cruncher John Hollinger was hired as vice president of basketball operations because, well, the $16.5 million Gay is due this season could hardly be rationalized by his Player Efficiency Rating of 14.45.