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Rudy Gay | Forward

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 230
College: Connecticut
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Rudy Gay realizes that his roster spot on the US Team is not guaranteed, but he's embracing the competition.
"I told coach not to assure me anything," Gay said of his chances of making the final roster. "I want to go out there and earn it." Gay feels he could help the team most in a leadership role, citing that he knows what it takes to win gold as he was with the 2010 gold medal team. "[I'm] someone who’s been there and knows what it takes to get back there. There are a lot of young guys on this team... with not that much experience FIBA wise. That’s something I can help them with." Aug 18 - 5:27 PM

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Rudy Gay was in the starting lineup for a portion of Thursday's practice for Team USA, according to Bob Holtzman of ESPN's SportsCenter.

Yahoo! had reported the rest of the starting five on Thursday: Derrick Rose, Stephen Curry, James Harden and Anthony Davis. If DeMarcus Cousins can't play through his bruised knee, Team USA will have to use a very small roster in the FIBA World Cup later this month.
Aug 15 - 1:15 PM

Director of team USA basketball Jerry Colangelo said Rudy Gay has a "legitimate" chance to make the team's final roster.

Gay was added to the team USA roster after the Paul George injury and Kevin Durant's withdrawal. He was apart of the 2010 FIBA World Cup gold medal team, and now it appears he is close to earning another shot at a medal this summer.
Aug 14 - 2:50 PM

Updating a previous report, Rudy Gay has officially been added to the Team USA roster.

"To see how Paul George went down, I feel like it’s not only for the country but we have to do it for him, too," said Gay. Gay brought home gold during the 2010 FIBA World Cup, and he will now compete with the 16 other invites to make the final 12-man roster. However, given his previous success with the team, and familiarity with Coach K, it would seem the odds are in his favor to make the final cut.
Aug 8 - 4:59 PM

There's some speculation that Rudy Gay could be added to the Team USA roster as a Kevin Durant, and Paul George replacement.

Gay was a part of the gold medal 2010 World Championship team, and he can provide solid defense and a nice scoring punch to the roster. USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo has stated that he's still considering his options, but as it stands right now they seem content to roll with the guys they have. However, if someone were to be added, Gay would make sense. Stay tuned.
Source: NBC Sports
Aug 8 - 4:27 PM

Rudy Gay is open to the idea of signing an extension with the Kings, but he wants to see the direction the organization is headed in before making a long-term commitment.

"I’m open to doing [an extension] as soon as the season starts," Gay said. "I’m open to doing it whenever, but right now, I just really want to focus on getting better as a player and seeing the vision of the team going forward." Gay was impressive upon his arrival to Sacramento, averaging 20.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.2 steals on 48.2 percent shooting from the floor. Gay will be a primary figure in the Kings offense next season, and coach Mike Malone said that he will be looking to use Gay at the shooting guard, small forward, and power forward positions next season.
Jul 14 - 9:56 AM

Rudy Gay will opt in for the final year of his contract with the Kings, worth $19.3 million.

Gay has been lobbied to stay in Sacramento by Kings management and DeMarcus Cousins, and the team is expected to engage in contract-extension talks in the near future. He could negotiate a four-year extension beginning July 1, and should earn a massive payday with the Kings viewing him as a "cornerstone of the franchise's future." Gay thrived after being traded to Sacramento last season, averaging 20.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.2 steals.
Jun 22 - 2:55 PM

DeMarcus Cousins has reached out to Rudy Gay about staying with the Kings next season.

"He knows that I want him back, Cousins said. "I need him on this ride." The Kings went 21-34 with Gay in the lineup vs. 7-20 without him, so he did help. Gay's stats also were fantastic with the Kings and he would hold early round value.
Jun 19 - 8:12 PM

Rudy Gay met with Kings owner Vivek Ranadive and members of the team's management on Tuesday, as they pitched the potential free agent on a future in Sacramento.

Gay was greeted by dozens of fans when his flight arrived at the Sacramento airport, and he also spent time with California governor Jerry Brown during what amounted to a recruitment trip. Whether or not the 28-year-old declines his $19.3 million player option this summer, the Kings are making it clear that they intend to retain him.
Source: News 10
Jun 11 - 10:29 AM

Rudy Gay will be in Sacramento on Tuesday to hear the King's pitch to keep him in town.

Former Kings' star Mitch Richmond and Advisor to the Chairman, Chris Mullin, will reportedly attend the meeting in an effort to convince Ray to stay in Sacramento. Gay has the option to stay with the Kings for $19.3 million next season or opt out of his contract and hit the open market as a free agent. It's unlikely that Gay will receive an open market offer that is as high as what the Kings owe him next year, but he's coming off a season in which he averaged 20.5 points per game and may decide to elect for the safety of a long-term deal either in Sacramento or elsewhere.
Jun 10 - 9:31 AM

Rudy Gay will reportedly meet with the Kings' front office next week to discuss his future in Sacramento.

The team's Advisor to the Chairman, Chris Mullin and newly inducted Hall of Famer, Mitch Richmond, will reportedly be in attendance to pitch the Kings to the small forward. His options are to remain with the Kings next season and collect his $19.3 million or opt out and become a free agent. Gay is coming off a fine season in which he averaged 20.5 ppg and is clearly someone the Kings want to lock up long term.
Jun 7 - 11:46 AM

Rudy Gay may decline his $19.3 million player option for the 2014-15 season, but he seems to be giving serious thought to re-signing in Sacramento.

"They've really taken to the family aspect of the team," Gay said. "I think all the great teams, all the great organizations, they have that. And if this team wants to get better, we have to grow as a family." Gay added, "I think there’s definitely a good structure in place." If you're a Kings fan, this is good news, especially coming off of Gay's stellar 2013-14 campaign.
Apr 26 - 11:38 AM

The Kings will try to retain Rudy Gay even if he exercises his opt-out clause.

Gay can become an unrestricted free agent by opting out of a contract that will pay him $19.3 million next year. We'd be a little surprised if he passed up that kind of cash, but it's possible considering how much the Kings coaches and front office reportedly like him. Gay may see the opt-out as a chance to get a more guaranteed money in a long-term deal.
Apr 18 - 11:36 AM

Rudy Gay played 16 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday, scoring six points with six boards, two assists and one turnover.

It was a bit of a surprise to even see him in the lineup after missing Sunday's game due to a back injury. Gay had a tremendous turnaround with the Kings after putting up some horrible efficiency with the Raptors earlier this year. The Kings got him more buckets in transition and he was much better off screens, so he could keep it up in 2014-15.
Apr 17 - 1:05 AM

Rudy Gay (back) and Isaiah Thomas (quad) will play on Wednesday night.

This is a bit of a surprise and Gay's back must be feeling good. He missed Sunday's game and should be busy tonight with DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) out. Derrick Williams could still get some run at power forward tonight and is a possible fantasy option.
Apr 16 - 9:05 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Darren Collison
2Ray McCallum
SG1Ben McLemore
2Nik Stauskas
3Wayne Ellington
4Jason Terry
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
PF1Reggie Evans
2Carl Landry
3Derrick Williams
4Alex Oriakhi
5Eric Moreland
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Jason Thompson