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Rudy Gay | Forward | #8

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 230
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (8) / HOU
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Rudy Gay has met with general manager Vlade Divac since his comments on Monday, according to Sean Cunningham of ABC10.
Gay commented on the lack of communication from the Kings, so credit goes to Divac for reaching out and getting a meeting. The 29-year-old forward denied that he made a trade request, but his comments suggest he's going to be traded. He'll be a risky fantasy pick in the middle rounds. Jul 28 - 9:27 PM

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Rudy Gay (Achilles) had shock wave treatment on his heel this summer.

He said he had micro tears in his Achilles, but this procedure made him feel better than he has in at least two years. Gay is also under the microscope right now for openly talking about the Kings' lack of communication and consistency. He'll be 30 next month and chances are a trade would really hurt his fantasy value, so he's going to be a risky fantasy target.
Jul 27 - 4:38 PM

Rudy Gay stated during a recent interview that he underwent a minor procedure to correct an ongoing issue he’s had with Achilles tendinitis.

Gay had been dealing with Achilles tendinitis for the past two years, but he said after the surgery that he's feeling the best he has in two years and that he's "excited" for next season. Gay also expressed a lot of frustration regarding the Sacramento franchise, saying that at this point in his career he wants to play for an organization that demonstrates consistency, and that the Kings don't have that "at all." Gay also denied that he's formally asked for a trade, but it seems likely he'll be wearing a different jersey next season, as he's clearly no longer happy playing in Sacramento.
Jul 26 - 3:04 PM

Rudy Gay is still on the trade block, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Kings have reportedly been receiving calls for Gay and it's starting to look like it would be a surprise to see him start the 2016-17 season with Sacramento. Gay's fantasy value is up in the air without knowing where he'll start the season, but he'd likely see a bit of a boost in value playing for a new team.
Jul 19 - 12:23 PM

Rudy Gay has not made a trade request, according to beat writer Sean Cunningham.

This directly contradicts a report from Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee, but we're more inclined to side with Cunningham here. Although the Kings continue to shop Gay around the league, they're doing so on their own volition and not at the request of the veteran forward.
Jul 11 - 2:22 PM

The Kings have reportedly been fielding calls on Rudy Gay, Kosta Koufos and Ben McLemore.

It's no secret that all these guys are on the trading block, and it wouldn't be surprising to see each player wearing a different jersey next season. Koufos and McLemore aren't likely to be impact players in standard fantasy leagues regardless of where they wind up, but Gay could potentially see a boost in value playing outside the chaos in Sacramento.
Jul 10 - 2:05 PM

According to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee, Rudy Gay wants out of Sacramento.

He hasn't officially requested a trade, but we've heard countless reports over the last couple of months that the Kings have been shopping him. Gay has two years left on his deal, but he has a player option for the 2017-18 season and he will likely opt out to take advantage of the rising salary cap. He shouldn't be too hard to move, but the Kings have probably lost a lot of leverage in trade talks with all these rumors.
Jul 9 - 10:01 AM

The Pacers and Kings have had recent trade discussions involving Rudy Gay, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.com.

The deal could be for Monta Ellis or Rodney Stuckey. The Kings are signing a bunch of short-term deals and Rudy Gay could be coming off the books next season, assuming he doesn't exercise his player option. The Pacers are extremely active in the past month and appear to be going all-in for this season. Paul George has 91 starts at shooting guard earlier in his career, so maybe that's an option.
Jul 2 - 6:39 PM

There is a "growing sense" around the NBA the Kings are becoming more willing to trade Rudy Gay, according to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.

This has been a story for months now. The Kings could look to rebuild due to their lack of assets. Plus, several teams missing on small forwards could give Gay a little added value. To be clear, nothing is imminent right now.
Jul 1 - 3:48 PM

According to The Vertical, the Pacers were in serious discussions with the Kings for Rudy Gay before they traded for Thaddeus Young.

The Kings' asking price was apparently too high, but The Vertical is reporting that they are still looking to move Gay. The forward has two years left on his deal, but he has a player option for the 2017-18 season. We'll let you know if he's linked to any other teams.
Jun 24 - 11:08 AM

Rudy Gay (rest) and Caron Butler (rest) will not be available for Wednesday's game against the Rockets.

Rajon Rondo (rest), DeMarcus Cousins (rest), Darren Collison (rest), Marco Belinelli (foot) and Omri Casspi (hamstring) will all be joining Gay and Butler on the sidelines Wednesday night, which should translate to Seth Curry logging massive minutes as a primary option on offense for Sacramento. Avoiding Curry in DFS tonight would not be the wisest decision.
Apr 13 - 1:17 PM

Rudy Gay scored 24 points vs. the Thunder on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, three assists, four steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes.

He sank a couple free throws to secure the win with a little more than a second left on the clock, giving the Kings a win in their final game at Sleep Train Arena. Sacramento has two more games this season and they're both on the road, so it's possible that Gay could be shut down since the Kings are tanking. To be clear, his owners should wait until we get official confirmation because Gay may have to play since Omri Casspi (hamstring) and Marco Belinelli (foot) are likely done for the season.
Apr 10 - 2:00 AM

Rudy Gay scored 13 points with 13 rebounds, three assists, five steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes against the Wolves on Thursday.

He's coming off rest, but he should be good to go for Saturday in the last game at Sleep Train Arena. After that, Gay might get shut down.
Apr 8 - 12:28 AM

Rudy Gay is back in the starting lineup against the Wolves on Thursday.

He should have a lot of shots going his way with DeMarcus Cousins out. Gay will rest again, but he has a great chance for a nice line tonight.
Apr 7 - 9:29 PM

Rudy Gay and Kosta Koufos will be rested for Tuesday's game against Portland.

DeMarcus Cousins is expected to return from a two-game stint on the sidelines tonight, and with Gay unavailable, Boogie is going to be extremely busy on offense. There should also be more shots to go around for guys like Seth Curry and Darren Collison. James Anderson could also move into the starting five, but he's not an option in most leagues. Owners can expect Gay to return to action Thursday vs. Minnesota.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Isaiah Cousins
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Ben McLemore
3Garrett Temple
4Malachi Richardson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Matt Barnes
3Omri Casspi
PF1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Anthony Tolliver
3Eric Moreland
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Kosta Koufos
3Georgios Papagiannis
4Skal Labissiere