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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 has declined to pick up his player option for the 2018-19 season with San Antonio.
Gay will be leaving $8.8 million on the table in hopes of inking a long-term deal at a similar salary, although there won't be many teams with ample cap space this summer, so Gay's wallet could be taking a hit here. He wasn't all that impressive with the Spurs this past season with averages of just 11.5 points, 5.1 boards and 1.3 assists per contest, so regardless of the name across his jersey, he won't be worth targeting in most fantasy hoops leagues. Jun 18 - 1:43 PM

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Rudy Gay still hasn't decided if he will exercise his player option for 2018-19.

Gay didn't make a huge impact in San Antonio, averaging 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 21.6 minutes. His option is worth $8.8 million, but if he opts out he can probably find a multi-year deal with a similar annual salary. "On the court, it’s very different," Gay said of his time in San Antonio. "It’s the epitome of team basketball. Everyone is playing for each other, and it’s always been that way." Maybe the Spurs bump up Gay's workload if they can't repair their relationship with Kawhi Leonard, but it's hard to imagine Gay being more than a late-round fantasy asset if he stays in San Antonio.
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May 7 - 9:58 AM

Rudy Gay said he has not yet decided if he will exercise his player option for the 2018-19 season and stay in San Antonio.

Gay signed a two-year deal with the Spurs last summer that included an $8.8 million option for 2018-19. Gay was able to stay relatively healthy, appearing in 57 games this past season. He averaged 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 21.6 minutes. "Obviously I have to go through and assess some things," Gay said. "But after a season like this, it’s hard not to want to come back and fight for a championship. I love these guys."
Apr 28 - 10:06 AM

Rudy Gay started over Kyle Anderson on Monday night and hit 6-of-12 shots for 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and a block in a 116-101 loss.

The move worked out well for the Spurs, who at least hung in this game and held a small halftime lead, but the only thing that can possibly save the Spurs at this point is the return of Kawhi Leonard (quad), which isn't likely to happen. The Spurs may get new life with Games 3 and 4 in San Antonio, where they held a 33-8 record in the regular season, but the odds of them advancing are not good.
Apr 17 - 1:25 AM

Rudy Gay will start in Game 2 vs. the Warriors on Monday.

The Spurs will move Kyle Anderson to the bench as they attempt to get more firepower into the first unit. Gay was one of the few bright spots for the Spurs in Game 1, scoring 15 points with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.
Apr 16 - 9:06 PM

Rudy Gay scored 15 points with six rebounds, two assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

He did start the second half over Kyle Anderson because the Spurs were getting blown out. Gay is probably going to have to play more and the Spurs will likely work him into the game plan more. He'll be a DFS option in Game 2.
Apr 14 - 5:31 PM

Rudy Gay came off the bench for 18 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in 26 minutes to lead the Spurs in scoring and help secure a playoff berth with a 98-85 win over the Kings on Monday.

Gay, Manu Ginobili and Bryn Forbes combined for 25 points in the fourth quarter, which is when the Spurs put the Kings away and secured a spot in the postseason for the 21st consecutive time. The Spurs playoff streak is the longest active one in the four major sports, followed by the Pittsburgh Penguins, who are second with 12 straight playoff appearances. The Spurs now have a somewhat meaningless game on Wednesday against the Pelicans, and it's going to be hard to trust any of them as they prepare for the playoffs.
Apr 9 - 11:29 PM

Rudy Gay ended up with 16 points in 27 minutes off the bench in Saturday's win against the Trail Blazers.

Gay was one of five San Antonio players to register double-digit points, hitting 8-of-15 from the floor, although he was 0-of-4 from behind the 3-point line. He also added four rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot while adding a plus-16 rating. He'll be an important cog off the bench if San Antonio is going to last further than the first round in the playoffs.
Apr 8 - 12:31 AM

Rudy Gay scored 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting Tuesday, to go with one 3-pointer, five rebounds, three steals, one block and two assists in 18 minutes off the bench.

Gay did almost all of his damage through the first half of action, scoring 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting, but he couldn’t get his shot to drop when it mattered and road the bench during crunch time. The Spurs can no longer win 50 games this season, which snaps an 18-year long streak of them reaching the 50-win plateau
Apr 4 - 2:15 AM

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he can tell that Rudy Gay is starting to get into a rhythm offensively.

"Maybe he's getting in better shape, maybe he's feeling more comfortable," Popovich said. "He's done a good job scoring all year and he's started to figure out how to respond for us a little bit." Gay had 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting Sunday with three rebounds, two steals, one block and zero turnovers in 24 minutes, his fourth game of the season with 20+ points. It doesn't sound like Kawhi Leonard (quad) will be back anytime soon, so Gay may be asked to become San Antonio's second option on offense to complement LaMarcus Aldridge.
Apr 2 - 9:46 AM

Rudy Gay scores 21 points on 9-of-13 shooting Sunday, to go with three rebounds, two steals, one block and zero turnovers in 24 minutes off the bench.

Gay provided a nice spark off the bench in this one, scoring a quick 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting upon entering the game, and he also had a really nice effort on the defensive end of the floor. Gay was working with a larger than usual usage rate of 30.2, and the small-ball, uptempo Rockets created a good matchup for him. That said, he's not going to hit 69.2% of his attempts on most nights and he's been too up-and-down this season to trust in most settings.
Apr 1 - 6:44 PM

Rudy Gay scored nine points on 4-of-9 shooting Thursday, to go with eight rebounds, one 3-pointer, two steals and three turnovers in 24 minutes off the bench.

Gay brought some nice energy off the bench with the second unit, and his solid defense helped him earn some extra minutes in the rotation. That said, he’s been really inconsistent this season and ranks outside of the top-150 on the year as a whole, so there’s not much incentive to own him in most places. Kyle Anderson finished with 10 points, one triple, two dimes and two steals in 23 minutes.
Mar 29 - 11:17 PM

Rudy Gay ended up with 14 points across 21 minutes in Saturday's 117-101 win against the Timberwolves.

Gay was very sharp, hitting 7-of-12 from the field, while adding four rebounds and four blocked shots. The veteran also chipped in with a steal as he teamed with LaMarcus Aldridge to help the team to a much-needed victory. The Spurs are in uncharted territory, battling for a spot just to get into the postseason to face one of the favorites in the Western Conference.
Mar 18 - 1:40 AM

Rudy Gay hit 6-of-15 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points, five rebounds and nothing else in Monday's 109-93 loss to the Rockets.

Gay was the only Spurs' starter in double digits, as Kyle Anderson scored six with an empty line, Pau Gasol had four points and four boards in just 15 minutes, Patty Mills had three points in nine minutes, and Dejounte Murray had seven points, four boards, three assists and a steal in 20 minutes. Even with the Spurs fighting for their playoff lives, Gregg Popovich is still completely unpredictable, and with Kawhi Leonard reportedly returning this week, Gay's value will be iffy going forward. But given the fact that he's one of just a few fully healthy Spurs, Gay should continue to see about 25 minutes a night, with or without Leonard.
Mar 12 - 11:13 PM

Rudy Gay will start in place of LaMarcus Aldridge (knee, rest) on Monday vs. Houston.

The Rockets have been using a small-ball lineup with Trevor Ariza and P.J. Tucker at the three and four, so this is a matchup move for the Spurs. Gay has only been playing around 20 minutes per game, so he's a risky play in fantasy lineups. Expect to see more of Davis Bertans tonight as well.
Mar 12 - 7:44 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dejounte Murray
2Tony Parker
3Patty Mills
4Derrick White
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Lonnie Walker
4Brandon Paul
5Bryn Forbes
6Darrun Hilliard
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Kyle Anderson
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Rudy Gay
3Davis Bertans
4Matt Costello
5Chimezie Metu
C1Pau Gasol
2Joffrey Lauvergne