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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 said the most meaningless stat in the NBA is points per minute.
He scored 0.59 points per minute last season. Aug 14 - 5:27 PM

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Rudy Gay said coach George Karl told him he'd play more power forward next season.

The Kings have been trying to solve their power forward dilemma for years and Gay saw some more run at the four last year. In fact, when the Kings had their non-DeMarcus Cousins bigs on the bench, Gay was still able to log 286 minutes last season. In those minutes, he had a 24.3 usage rate while Boogie was all the way up to 38.9. Boogie was also scoring 1.6 DFS points per minute in that playing time, too. In other words, this news helps Boogie more than Gay.
Jun 6 - 5:27 PM

Rudy Gay (concussion) is out for the rest of the season.

"Upon returning to full competition earlier this week, Gay experienced symptoms that required further observation and rest from play," the team statement said. "The Sacramento Kings medical staff has continued to consult with the Director of the NBA Concussion Program, Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, and has ultimately decided that Gay will not participate in games for the remainder of the season. Gay had a great season, scoring a career-high 21.1 points per game. For the final three games, Omri Casspi and Ben McLemore figure to do most of the scoring on the wings. Derrick Williams and Ray McCallum also benefit.
Apr 11 - 6:34 PM

Rudy Gay (concussion) will likely be shut down for the rest of the season.

He had concussion symptoms on Tuesday and usually teams are extra cautious when that happens, so it makes sense to shut him down. With Gay out, Omri Casspi will get the start at small forward. He's a somewhat safe play with minutes in the 32-36 range, but the upside isn't too high. Casspi is still worth owning in standard leagues. Ben McLemore will likely be the team leader in shots per game and should be owned in all leagues while Ray McCallum, Derrick Williams and Sauce Castillo also benefit here.
Apr 11 - 3:42 PM

Rudy Gay (concussion) will not play against the Thunder on Friday.

He had a setback on Tuesday and missed Wednesday's game. There's a decent chance Gay will need to miss additional time going forward. Without Rudy, it'll be Omri Casspi getting the start while Ben McLemore will get close to 40 minutes. Derrick Williams will also have a chance to score in the teens during his 27-30 minutes. Williams and B-Mac have a higher upside with Casspi being the safest option.
Apr 10 - 5:03 PM

Rudy Gay (concussion) is questionable to play against the Thunder on Friday night.

He had some concussion symptoms on Wednesday, so he'll likely be facing some stringent testing heading into the road game. With Gay out on Wednesday, Omri Casspi played 31 minutes with 16 points and five dimes, so he'd be worth a look in all leagues again sans Rudy.
Apr 9 - 8:56 PM

Rudy Gay (concussion) will be evaluated on Thursday and is questionable for Friday's game against the Thunder.

We'll know more later in the day, but Gay will essentially need to show that he isn't experiencing any symptoms before he is cleared to play on Friday. The Kings may take a cautious approach with nothing left to play for, so Derrick Williams and Omri Casspi have a good chance of seeing 30-plus minutes against the Thunder if Gay isn't cleared to play.
Apr 9 - 12:00 PM

Rudy Gay (concussion) will not play against the Jazz on Wednesday night.

This will be the first game of the season the Kings won't have Rudy Gay or DeMarcus Cousins in the lineup. Usually when a player is still dealing with symptoms after a return from a concussion, teams are very careful. That means we might not see Gay back on the court again in any of the three upcoming road game. Omri Casspi should see minutes in the mid-to-upper 30s and is worth a look in standard leagues. The Kings are so thin that Derrick Williams may also have to log 30-35 minutes tonight at both forward spots, so he's worth a look in all leagues, too. Fantasy owners can consider dropping Rudy.
Apr 8 - 3:04 PM

Rudy Gay was suffering from a headache during his return from a concussion on Tuesday, and he was "non-committal" about playing vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

Gay poured in a team-high 33 points on Tuesday so it obviously didn't limit him on the court, but owners will now have to hedge their bets until the Kings go through shootaround. If Gay is forced to sit out again, expect more minutes for Derrick Williams and Nik Stauskas (back), as well as another big game from Omri Casspi.
Apr 8 - 1:12 AM

Rudy Gay (concussion) returned to action on Tuesday with 33 points on 9-of-17 FGs and 13-of-15 FTs, adding two 3-pointers, seven boards, five assists, one steal and two blocks in 38 minutes.

He missed only two games after his concussion and it didn't take him long to rack up his fifth 30-point game of the season. Gay will be a flame-thrower offensively without DeMarcus Cousins (foot) to contend with, and DMC is already considered doubtful to play on Wednesday.
Apr 8 - 12:35 AM

Rudy Gay (concussion) will be in the starting lineup vs. the Wolves on Tuesday according to head coach George Karl.

Gay has missed the past three games for the Kings, but he finally passed the last stage of league's concussion protocol and should see close to his normal allotment of minutes. The Kings will be without Carl Landry (suspension) and DeMarcus Cousins (foot) Tuesday, so Gay will probably have to play some minutes as the stretch four. Omri Casspi should still see a good chunk of minutes tonight even if he comes off the bench.
Apr 7 - 8:20 PM

Rudy Gay (concussion) has been upgraded to probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

Gay has spent the past three games on the sidelines while undergoing the league mandated concussion protocol, but it sounds like there's a good chance he's back in uniform tonight. With DeMarcus Cousins (foot) out, expect Rudy Gay to step up as the main man on offense, and with a favorable matchup against the Wolves he's worth a look as a plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Omri Casspi would head back to the bench if Gay is active, and his value would take a significant hit with the demotion to the second unit.
Apr 7 - 3:39 PM

Rudy Gay (concussion) is officially questionable to face the Wolves on Tuesday night.

He has missed the last three games and is still in the NBA's concussion protocol, per the official team report. Gay could be on the last stage of the protocol, so he does have a decent chance to play. In fact, some earlier reports say the Kings are hopeful he'll be back. If he is able to come back, Omri Casspi and Ben McLemore would lose some appeal.
Apr 7 - 12:18 AM

The Kings are still hopeful Rudy Gay (concussion) can return to action against the Wolves on Tuesday.

He couldn't handle the lights on Friday night due to his concussion and was able to sit with the team on Sunday, so he must be feeling a lot better. We still haven't heard if Gay has cleared the concussion protocol. Looking at the schedule, the Kings have three road games following Tuesday's home game, so Gay may sit 1-2 games regardless of his health. He's a tough player to use in weekly leagues.
Apr 6 - 5:28 PM

Rudy Gay (concussion) should return to action this week once he fully clears the NBA's rigorous protocol.

Gay suffered a concussion on Mar. 30 and was originally expected to miss 4-5 days, but the Kings are likely to be extra cautious given their lack of playoff hopes. Sacramento plays four games this week and has six games total on the schedule, so Gay's owners may at least get a few good games before the season ends. For now we're considering him questionable to play on Tuesday.
Apr 6 - 1:28 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
3David Stockton
SG1Ben McLemore
2Marco Belinelli
3James Anderson
4Seth Curry
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
PF1DeMarcus Cousins
2Vince Hunter
C1Kosta Koufos
2Willie Cauley-Stein
3Arturas Gudaitis