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Rudy Gay | Forward | #22

Team: San Antonio Spurs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 230
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (8) / HOU
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Rudy Gay (heel) is "still a couple weeks" from returning to action, according to coach Gregg Popovich.
The Spurs are suddenly thin again with Kawhi Leonard (quad) and Manu Ginobili (thigh) also hurting. Kyle Anderson is likely going to start for the foreseeable future and could have value in 12-team leagues. Expect to see more Davis Bertans and Bryn Forbes, as well. Jan 17 - 2:38 PM

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Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis) will not play vs. the Suns on Friday.

The Spurs announced on Dec. 29 that Gay will miss at least two more weeks, to this is just a reminder that he's unlikely to return until mid-January. Kyle Anderson gains the most in his absence and is a solid play until we've seen Gay get back on the court.
Jan 4 - 6:08 PM

Rudy Gay (right heel) will be out for at least two weeks.

He has right retrocalcaneal bursitis, which is located behind the heel bone. Gay is going to go through a two-week rehab with rest, and then the Spurs will likely announce an update -- well, hopefully they do. Gay's right heel has bothered him for most of this month, so it's more about wear and tear. Coach Gregg Popovich has been looking for a reason to play Kyle Anderson more, so Anderson looks like a strong pickup in 12-team leagues.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 02:12:00 PM

Rudy Gay (heel) will undergo an MRI on Friday.

Gay was seen in a walking boot leaving the arena after Thursday night's victory over the Knicks. Fortunately, the injury is to his right heel, as it was his left Achilles that Gay tore last season. We should have an update by Friday evening. The Spurs next game is Saturday at Detroit and, for now, we'll consider Gay doubtful for that contest. If Gay is unable to suit up on Saturday, Kyle Anderson and Davis Bertans would likely see an uptick in minutes.
Source: NBA.com
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 10:21:00 AM

Rudy Gay will not return to Thursday's game vs. the Knicks due to a sore right heel.

If this diagnosis holds up, this will be a huge relief for Gay and the Spurs. He'll likely undergo further testing, so he may not be out of the woods yet. He finished with six points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block. If he misses time, Kyle Anderson and Brandon Paul will have to step up with Kawhi Leonard still on restrictions.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 10:26:00 PM

Rudy Gay limped to the locker room on Thursday vs. the Knicks.

Gay had to intentionally foul to get himself out of the game, so that's not a good sign. It's not clear what he injured, but he had quite a limp and was in obvious pain. We'll be on the lookout for an update, but if he's forced to miss time, Kyle Anderson and Brandon Paul would have to step up.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 10:20:00 PM

Rudy Gay made 4-of-6 shots to score eight points off the bench on Wednesday, but he added just one rebound and one block in 15 minutes.

For a 31-year-old coming off Achilles surgery, Gay has been admirably consistent for the Spurs this season. He played 26+ minutes in seven of the Spurs' previous eight games, so it looks like Gregg Popovich just gave him some rest in the first half of a back-to-back set. Expect his playing time to be back in the mid-20s on Thursday.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 01:55:00 AM

Rudy Gay will start for Danny Green on Saturday.

He'll join Dejounte Murray, Bryn Forbes, LaMarcus Aldridge and Pau Gasol. Gay is likely looking at around 30 minutes while Brandon Paul backs him up.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 08:29:00 PM

Rudy Gay hit 8-of-11 shots and 2-of-2 3-pointers for 21 points, five rebounds, one steal and two blocks in 27 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

He's set to eventually take a hit once Kawhi Leonard (16 minutes) is back up to speed, but for now, Gay is worth hanging onto while the Spurs treat Leonard like a fragile newborn baby in hopes of avoiding any setbacks before the playoffs. Gay has scored in double digits in five straight games, averaging 16 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals, 1.0 blocks and 0.8 3-pointers on 57 percent shooting over that stretch.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 11:28:00 PM

Rudy Gay scored 16 points with nine rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in a 104-101 win over the Suns on Saturday.

It's going to be interesting to see how the Spurs treat Kawhi Leonard (quad), but they're almost certainly going to handle him carefully. Regardless, Gay should still have no problem holding his minutes around 30 most nights and gets some major props for bouncing back from an Achilles tear. Keep him owned in standard leagues.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 03:59:00 AM

Rudy Gay scored 15 points with eight rebounds, two assists, one block and four turnovers in 29 minutes against the Celtics on Friday.

There's a decent chance that Gay does get the night off on Saturday based on Manu Ginobili saying 5-6 Spurs may not travel to Phoenix. Gay has played well and has seen his minutes rise with playing time at both forward spots. He may take a hit when Kawhi Leonard (quad) comes back, but he should still be worth owning in standard leagues. Hopefully we get an update on the status of the available Spurs before lineup lock.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 03:40:00 AM

Rudy Gay posted 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in a home win vs. Miami on Wednesday, going 6-of-13 from the field in 33 minutes.

Gay has been dealing with right heel soreness lately, but the minutes tonight suggest that's behind him. Kyle Anderson (MCL sprain) is out at least a few weeks, although Kawhi Leonard might make his long-awaited debut on Friday, so Gay's role could change soon. "It's cool to start," Gay said, "but it's better to win. I love to see Kyle out there, but I'm glad I can fill that role." There's a good chance Gay will be back on the bench before long.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 12:49:00 AM

Rudy Gay (heel) will start on Wednesday night against the Heat.

He is almost certainly going to start at the three. Gay actually played more minutes at the four in the last game with almost all of his SF minutes coming with the first-unit combination. Gay should have ample opportunity to produce with such little help around him, so he's a decent option in DFS today.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 06:51:00 PM

Rudy Gay (sore right heel) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Heat.

Gay was listed as probable for Monday's game and ended up starting at small forward and finishing with 12 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two blocks in 32 minutes. Gay is fully expected to play Wednesday and will likely draw another start as both Kyle Anderson (knee) and Kawhi Leonard (quad) have already been ruled out.
Tue, Dec 5, 2017 05:21:00 PM

Rudy Gay will start at small forward on Monday vs. the Pistons with Kyle Anderson (knee) unavailable.

The Spurs have kept Gay's playing time in the low-20s for most of the season, but they could go slightly over that mark tonight with both Anderson and Kawhi Leonard (quad) on the sidelines, so he does have some DFS appeal with a favorable matchup against Detroit.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 06:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Parker
2Patty Mills
3Dejounte Murray
4Derrick White
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Brandon Paul
4Bryn Forbes
5Darrun Hilliard
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Rudy Gay
3Davis Bertans
4Matt Costello
C1Pau Gasol
2Joffrey Lauvergne