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Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 230
College: Connecticut
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Rudy Gay scored a season-high 36 points during a 129-118 win against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, two 3-pointers and no turnovers.
He started out red hot with 14 points in the first nine minutes and kept his foot on the gas pedal. Gay has made 13-of-21 from the field in each of his last two games and his arm injury has affected his performance positively like the kid from the Rookie of the Year baseball movie. Even when Boogie is back, Gay should be trending up. Nov 26 - 12:16 AM

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Rudy Gay played 42 minutes during a 127-122 overtime loss to the Hornets on Monday, scoring 28 points with 10 rebounds, one steal and two 3-pointers.

He was wearing a T-shirt under jersey, presumably to help protect his shoulder strain. Gay looked just fine tonight and was going to the rim a lot. While DeMarcus Cousins (back, thigh) possibly missing time could help Gay, he should be posting some big stat lines going forward and be an early-round asset.
Nov 23 - 11:43 PM

Rudy Gay (shoulder) will start against the Hornets on Monday.

He is good to go for a four-game week. Gay only needed to miss one game after it looked like he would miss several, so those who picked up guys like Omri Casspi might need to reassess the situation. Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli also lose value.
Nov 23 - 5:58 PM

Rudy Gay (left shoulder strain), who is officially listed as probable, said that he expects to play in Monday's game vs. the Hornets.

That would be great news for Gay and for those with him on their fantasy roster. We'll need confirmation from the team after the Kings go through shootaround on Monday, but signs point to Gay getting back in the lineup. That means less of Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli.
Nov 23 - 11:39 AM

Rudy Gay (shoulder) will not play against the Magic on Saturday.

He is just day-to-day, so his fantasy owners should feel somewhat lucky he's not out for a long time. With Gay out, the Kings will likely be starting Omri Casspi at small forward. They will also go small a lot and use more of Ben McLemore and Marce Belinelli.
Nov 21 - 3:41 PM

Rudy Gay (shoulder) is doubtful for Saturday's game against the Magic.

The good news is that the Kings are listing him as day-to-day after an MRI revealed a left shoulder strain, so he shouldn't be out too long. We should see a lot of Omri Casspi on Saturday, so he's worth a look for any owner in need of short-term value. DeMarcus Cousins will have more on his plate with Gay on the sidelines, while Marco Belinelli should see an uptick in minutes as well.
Nov 21 - 10:34 AM

An MRI revealed a left shoulder strain for Rudy Gay, and the Kings are listing him as day-to-day.

Gay shouldn't be out long, so Omri Casspi doesn't make for a very attractive speculative add in most formats. We'll be considering Gay questionable for Saturday's game against the Magic, and if he's unable to give it a go, look for DeMarcus Cousins to post a gaudy usage rate with Rajon Rondo seeing some additional opportunity on offense.

Rudy Gay (left shoulder strain) will be re-evaluated on Friday in Orlando.

Presumably, the team will be giving him an MRI to check for any tears in his muscle or an issue with the joint. Gay grabbed the front part of his shoulder, so there's a chance he's dealing with a pectoral muscle issue. His fantasy owners will just have to hope he's OK, but he could miss significant time. If he's out, Omri Casspi, Ben McLemore and Marco Belinelli would all gain a lot of value. Casspi would be the safest pickup of the bunch.
Nov 19 - 10:37 PM

Rudy Gay suffered a left shoulder strain on Thursday and will not return, finishing with 13 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, one steal and one turnover.

Uh oh. The injury didn't look to serious, but the Kings ruled him out fairly quickly. Plus, Gay had surgery on his left shoulder for a subluxation back in 2011, so that raises a concern of a recurring issue. The good news is that the team is calling it a strain means it's a muscle injury and not a joint injury -- hopefully it's not to his pectoral muscle. If Gay is out, Omri Casspi would be a nice pickup along with Ben McLemore, who has been hot.
Nov 19 - 9:25 PM

Rudy Gay (illness) started Sunday's game and finished with 27 points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal as the Kings erased a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Raptors.

Gay made 10-of-16 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs, showing no effects from his recent illness, and he continues to improve after a sluggish start to the season. He's the most common recipient for Rajon Rondo's passes, and they had numerous successful connections tonight, a trend that Gay's owners hope continues throughout the season.
Nov 15 - 11:52 PM

Rudy Gay (illness) will be in the starting lineup on Sunday vs. the Raptors.

His status was never really in doubt after the Kings upgraded him to probable on Saturday. Gay is dealing with a stomach bug and may not be 100 percent, but he still belongs in all active lineups and will have some motivation against his former team. Caron Butler will return to the bench and will lose most of his value.
Nov 15 - 9:02 PM

Rudy Gay (illness) is expected to play on Sunday vs. the Raptors.

He is dealing with a stomach bug, but he must feeling better and he will obviously want to give it a go vs. his former team. Gay hasn't been playing well lately, but he still belongs in all lineups despite not being 100 percent. Caron Butler will move back to the bench if Gay plays and will lose almost all of his value.
Nov 15 - 12:37 PM

Rudy Gay (illness) should play on Sunday against the Raptors.

He missed Friday due to a stomach bug for his first DNP of the season. Gay hasn't quite hit his stride yet on the season, averaging 17.2 points, 6.3 boards, 2.7 dimes, 1.1 steals and 1.0 treys on 42.7 percent from the field. Interestingly, Gay has a lower field goal percentage at the rim than he does on mid-range shots. He's a bit of a buy-low guy. Ben McLemore had a big game on Friday, but he'll need to do it again Sunday to be a pickup.
Nov 14 - 2:58 PM

Rudy Gay (illness) will not play against the Nets on Friday night.

There was never really much of a chance Gay would be on the court tonight. He is basically day-to-day and should have a chance to play on Sunday. It'll be Caron Butler in the starting lineup, but fantasy owners will want to turn to Omri Casspi in DFS tonight.
Nov 13 - 8:24 PM

Rudy Gay (illness) was in a hospital on Friday due to gastroenteritis and is doubtful to play against the Nets.

He took a picture on Snapchat and is almost certainly out tonight due to a stomach issue. Hopefully, Gay can make it back for Sunday night against the Raptors. Omri Casspi will be getting a ton of minutes while Marco Belinelli, Ben McLemore, Willie Cauley-Stein and Kosta Koufos could step up, too.
Nov 13 - 4:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
SG1Ben McLemore
2Marco Belinelli
3James Anderson
4Seth Curry
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
PF1DeMarcus Cousins
2Quincy Acy
3Eric Moreland
C1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Kosta Koufos