The Detroit Pistons began to explore a trade for Rudy Gay with the Toronto Raptors, offering the expiring contracts of Charlie Villanueva and Rodney Stuckey. 

The Raptors are not ruling out trading Gay, but are not looking to unload him in strictly a salary dump.

Gay was acquired in January in a trade completed by former general manager Bryan Colangelo.

Gay is owed $17.9 million in 13-14 and $19.3 in 14-15.