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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 says he sees himself as a Spur for life.
He's hopped around from Memphis to Toronto to Sacramento, and he's now 31 years old. Gay has a tall task at hand as he attempts to overcome a torn Achilles, but he expects to be ready for camp. Still, teams traditionally put heavy restrictions on players with Achilles ruptures, so his prospective fantasy owners may have to wait until 2018 for him to put up reliable fantasy numbers. Sep 16 - 11:44 PM

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Rudy Gay (Achilles) said on Wednesday that he will be ready for the Spurs' training camp.

Gay said that he feels "great" after rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn Achilles suffered in January, adding, "I know a lot of people say that. I don’t think you’d expect me to say anything else. But I actually feel great." The veteran was having a strong 2016-17 season before the injury, but he's just a late-round flier due to concerns about his health -- it doesn't help that the Spurs are likely to be extra cautious with him.
Sep 13 - 9:17 PM

Tony Allen said the Grizzlies' "Grint and Grind" slogan started because of Rudy Gay being hurt when they were teammates

"Rudy Gay said 'I'm not playing this game, my toe hurts,'" Allen said. "'I said, your toe hurt? Your toe hurt? You just did a windmill dunk last night, your toe wasn't ...' I said 'Alright, your toe hurt.'" On that day against the Thunder, Allen had to guard Kevin Durant instead of James Harden. "Mind you, I hadn't played in 22-some-odd games, and this is to let you know how in shape I was. Durant had like 35, but they lost. When they gave me my interview, the first thing I said was, 'It's just all heart. Grit and grind.' That's how that phrase blossomed in Memphis."
Source: Mass Live
Aug 4 - 6:33 PM

Rudy Gay (Achilles) said he's fully cleared and that the rehab process is going great.

"I’m fully cleared to do everything. I’m fine now," Gay said. "The team, it has its own planning with me. But I’m ready to go. I’ll definitely be ready by [training] camp." Gay added that he chose the Spurs because he wants a shot at a championship and believes that coach Gregg Popovich will take his game to the next level. Gay's fantasy value and minutes will likely trend down in San Antonio, so fantasy owners should be cautious. He's also 30 and coming off a major injury, so expect some maintenance days down the stretch.
Source: ESPN
Jul 17 - 9:57 AM

Rudy Gay's agent, Roger Montgomery, said his client is expected to be fully ready for training camp.

"He's healthy. He's cleared. He's excited to join a new team and new franchise," Montgomery said. OK, this isn't the first time an agent has said a client is ahead of schedule. Gay ruptured his Achilles on Jan. 18, so him being ready for the start of the season would be very impressive. The 30-year-old forward signed with the Spurs on a bargain deal of two years for $17 million, so the Spurs are getting him at a discount compared to the market.
Jul 7 - 12:41 AM

Rudy Gay has agreed to a two-year, $17 million-plus deal with the Spurs, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

There is a player option on the second year of this deal for Gay. He opted out of his 2017-18 $14.3 million player option, which was more than he's getting per year on this new agreement. Gay likely wanted to join a contender and was willing to take a pay cut. He's still rehabbing his Achilles and is questionable to start the season. He should get minutes as a stretch four, but Gay's fantasy value in San Antonio takes a big hit.
Jul 6 - 8:17 PM

After losing out on the Gordon Hayward sweepstakes, the Heat have reportedly turned their attention to Rudy Gay.

So far, Gay has only met with the Thunder, and while there is mutual interest there, there's a "sizeable gap" on what OKC can offer and what Gay is looking for. The Heat could offer Gay as much as $14 million annually, although they may be somewhat reluctant to shell out that kind of cash to a 30-year-old coming off an Achilles injury.
Jul 5 - 1:07 PM

Rudy Gay's preference would be to sign with the Thunder, but there's a "sizeable gap" on what Oklahoma City can offer and what Gay is looking for, according to sources of Royce Young of ESPN.

The Thunder still need to try and work out a deal for restricted free agent Andre Roberson, but if Roberson's price gets too high, that could make bringing in Gay an extremely difficult endeavor. Gay has also been linked to the Timberwolves, Kings and Spurs, but him re-upping with Sacramento seems incredibly unlikely considering he opted out of his contract with the club worth $14.3 million despite the fact that he's currently recovering from a ruptured Achilles.
Jul 4 - 6:34 PM

Rudy Gay's visit with the Thunder is over and the two sides did not come to an agreement on a deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN said the two sides are still searching for a "financial path" to a deal, but adds that a sign-and-trade with the Kings would be difficult. Gay has also been linked to the Wolves, Kings and Spurs, but Wojnarowski said the Clippers are in play as well and that they will meet with him over the next couple days.
Jul 2 - 11:04 AM

The Wolves have reached out to Rudy Gay according to Darren Wolfson of KSTP.com.

The Wolves are just doing their due diligence and this was just a "check-up call," but it's unclear if the two sides schedule a meeting. Gay has been linked to the Thunder, Warriors, Kings and Spurs, but it's safe to rule out the Warriors after they agreed to re-sign Andre Iguodala on Saturday. With all this interest around the NBA, it looks like Gay's decision to decline his $14.3 million option was the right call.
Jul 2 - 9:21 AM

Rudy Gay has a meeting with the Thunder on Saturday.

Enes Kanter also tweeted out a picture of a locker with a Rudy Gay nameplate on it, which was a hit on social media. To be clear, there is no deal here yet. Gay is expected to have at least four meetings, and now it appears to be those teams are the Thunder, Warriors, Kings and Spurs.
Jul 1 - 9:31 PM

Unrestricted free agent Rudy Gay has set up four meetings through July 4th, according to Marc Spears of ESPN.com.

Adrian Wojnarowski adds that Gay could be the backup plan for the Warriors, if the Dubs can't get Andre Iguodala. All told, it sounds like Gay may have to wait on what Iggy does before he comes to a deal with a team, assuming someone doesn't make him an offer he can't refuse.
Jul 1 - 1:20 AM

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Warriors will pursue Rudy Gay if Andre Iguodala leaves.

Iguodala is getting a ton of interest and could make a lot more money elsewhere, so this isn't out of the question. Gay has also been generating a lot of interest from teams such as the Spurs and Kings, so it looks like his gamble to leave his $14.3 million option on the table will work in his favor. For what it's worth, move to Golden State would be bad news for his fantasy value.
Jul 1 - 12:54 AM

The Kings are expected to meet with Rudy Gay early in free agency.

The Kings are expected to meet with Andre Iguodala in Los Angeles early Saturday, so perhaps Gay is next on their list. The 31-year-old forward is expected to take his meetings in Texas, so the Kings will have to travel a bit.
Jun 30 - 10:07 PM

Rudy Gay has "surfaced" as another possible free agent target for the Spurs, according to Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News.

Gay is going to take his weekend meetings in Austin, Texas as he rehabs his Achilles. His rehab has been going well and he recently posted a video of him on a treadmill, so he may actually have a chance to be ready for the opener. Gay is 31 years old and will look to get more than the $14.3 million he left on the table when he declined his player option.
Jun 30 - 7:28 PM

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