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Rudy Gay | Forward | #8

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 230
College: Connecticut
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (8) / HOU
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Rudy Gay hit 7-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 18 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, a block, six turnovers and five fouls in 38 minutes of Monday's overtime loss to the Wizards.
He's had at least a 3-pointer, a steal and a block in three of his last five games and is averaging 18 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.0 blocks and 1.6 3-pointers on 48 percent shooting over that stretch. Trade rumors had him as a gloom-and-doom fantasy prospect coming into the season, but he's been one of the more pleasant surprises of the season. And is showing no signs of slowing down. Nov 28 - 11:09 PM

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Rudy Gay had a nice all-around game on Sunday, scoring 22 points on 8-of-15 shooting with eight rebounds, eight assists, three 3-pointers, one steal, one block and two turnovers.

Long-time Kings writer Ailene Voisin reported this weekend that Gay "still wants out" of Sacramento, which is no surprise since he's already said he'll decline his 2017-18 player option. To his credit, Gay's dissatisfaction hasn't prevented him from returning top-40 value this season, averaging 19.5 points, 1.2 threes, 6.2 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.8 blocks.
Nov 27 - 9:13 PM

According to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee, Rudy Gay "still wants out" of Sacramento.

The Kings are off to a 6-10 start and Gay, DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi have all been linked to a move out of Sacramento. Gay told the Kings during the offseason that he was going to decline his player option for the 2017-18 season and it's pretty obvious that he won't re-sign, so the franchise could let him walk him for nothing unless they find a trade partner. For what it's worth, Gay has already been linked to the Thunder and the Heat this season.
Nov 27 - 10:42 AM

The Thunder are "interested in bigger wings, including Rudy Gay," according to Zach Lowe of ESPN.com.

If the Thunder do pick up a bigger wing, that could slide Andre Roberson back to defending shooting guards and also make Victor Oladipo a super sub off the bench. From a fantasy perspective, Gay has been terrific this season with the Kings and has top-30 value in standard leagues. A trade would likely hurt his value quite a bit.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 17 - 2:57 PM

Rudy Gay scored 29 points with 14 rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block, six turnovers and two 3-pointers in 43 minutes against the Blazers on Friday.

Coach Dave Joerger has said before he didn't want to play Gay at the four too much, but he saw double-digit minutes at that spot tonight and he seems to produce in that spot. Even with the trade rumors surrounding him, Gay is posting big numbers with averages of 22.3 points, 6.5 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.4 steals, 0.8 blocks and 1.3 treys on the season. He's been top 30 for standard leagues to this point, but is obviously a sell-high candidate.
Nov 12 - 2:20 AM

Rudy Gay played through his rib injury again on Tuesday and hit 7-of-16 shots and two 3-pointers for 21 points, six rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block in a 102-94 win over the Pelicans.

Gay's rib injury appears to be behind him and he's having a fantastic season, scoring no fewer than 16 points and as many as 30, while also knocking down threes, rebounding, assisting and stealing the ball at a high rate. His missed game due to the injury on Saturday wasn't pleasant, but he's already rolling again.
Nov 9 - 1:41 AM

Rudy Gay (ribs) is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Pelicans, according to Kings' Insider James Ham.

Ham said that he ran into Gay on Monday night and Gay informed him that he's feeling "a lot better," so there's no reason to believe he'll spend Tuesday night on the sidelines (he's currently listed as the probable starter). Gay will draw a favorable matchup against New Orleans, and is a must-start option right now as he's producing top-35 value on the year.
Nov 8 - 6:05 PM

Rudy Gay (ribs) is listed as a probable starter for Tuesday night's game vs. New Orleans.

Gay is nursing a nagging rib injury but was still able to log 35 minutes on Sunday. Gay is playing very well, averaging 22.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game this season. He is one of only six players currently averaging over 22 points per contest and shooting 50 percent or better from the floor
Source: NBA.com
Nov 8 - 12:48 PM

Rudy Gay (ribs) logged 35 minutes during Sunday's surprising road win, scoring 23 points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers.

The Kings finish their road trip 1-4 but at least they head home with some momentum after shocking the Raptors on their home court. Gay's ribs may not be 100 percent but he still came up clutch in the fourth quarter tonight, and finished 9-of-19 from the field with a pair of 3-pointers against his former club. We'll monitor his status as a precaution, but owners should plug him back into all active lineups.
Nov 6 - 9:33 PM

Rudy Gay (rib) said that he will play Sunday vs. the Raptors.

Gay went through his pregame routine and apparently felt good enough to give it a go, so feel free to get him active for tonight's revenge game. With Gay back in action Omri Casspi will likely return to the bench, and Matt Barnes (rib) won't play quite as much.
Nov 6 - 5:11 PM

Rudy Gay (rib cartilage) will warm up to see if he can play, but head coach Dave Joerger doesn't anticipate him being available Sunday vs. Toronto.

With Gay likely to spend Sunday night on the sidelines, it'll be Matt Barnes (ribs), Omri Casspi and Ben McLemore helping pick up the slack, with DeMarcus Cousins dominating the offense.
Nov 6 - 4:38 PM

Rudy Gay (rib cartilage) has been ruled out for Saturday against the Bucks.

Coach Dave Joerger hasn't used Gay at the four as much as last year, so chances are both Matt Barnes and Omri Casspi will pick up the slack. Barnes has played several more minutes next to DeMarcus Cousins, so he makes sense against this Bucks team. Gay has a 27.7 usage rate, so there will be plenty of shots to go around for Barnes, Casspi, Cousins, Ben McLemore and basically the entire rotation. Casspi may benefit the most.
Nov 5 - 5:13 PM

Rudy Gay (rib cartilage strain) is doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Bucks.

Matt Barnes could slide into the starting lineup if Gay can't suit up, or Omri Casspi could start with Barnes remaining in a sixth-man role -- either way, both guys stand to gain significant minutes. This is the first we've heard about Gay's injury and we're considering him day-to-day until the Kings provide more details.
Nov 5 - 11:22 AM

Rudy Gay started off hot and did most of his damage in the first quarter of Thursday's loss to the Magic, then went dark to finish with 16 points, two rebounds, two assists, a steal and two 3-pointers on 6-of-13 shooting.

As you can see, the line and production weren't bad, but given that he did all of that in about 12 minutes, it could have been a much bigger night. Gay has been on fire to start the year and most of his stats tonight were season-lows. He should bounce back in the next one.
Nov 3 - 9:35 PM

Rudy Gay hit 11-of-24 shots and two 3-pointers for a season-high 30 points and 12 rebounds, and also had a steal in a season-high 42 minutes ini Tuesday's overtime loss to the Heat.

Gay is hot, scoring 17, 28, 22 and 30 points in his four games this season. The two triples were also a season high and he even went 6-of-6 from the line tonight. We were pretty worried about him coming into the season with all the trade rumors, but he's played very well and doesn't seem to be bothered by them. Congratulations if you drafted him.
Nov 1 - 11:14 PM