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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 came off the bench and hit just 1-of-7 shots in 16 minutes for four points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal in Tuesday's win over the Mavericks.
The 16 minutes are a season low and there's a chance Gregg Popovich is going to baby him while he works through some Achilles soreness. Gay had been playing well this season, but has been pretty shaky in two of his last three games. Wait until the minutes return to normal before using him in DFS, and bench him in season-longs if you have other options on busy nights. Nov 14 - 11:53 PM

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Rudy Gay (Achilles) was able to play Saturday against the Bulls, finishing with 16 points in 18 minutes off the bench.

Gay was able to hit 5-of-7 from the field, and he was 1-of-1 from behind the arc and 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. Coach Gregg Popovich was able to limit Gay's minutes with a blowout win, so Gay rested more while Davis Bertans, Darrun Hilliard and Brandon Paul saw extended minutes in the second half
Nov 12 - 12:40 AM

Rudy Gay is 50/50 to play against the Bulls on Saturday.

If he can't go, Davis Bertans would very likely take on most of Gay's minutes while Brandon Paul would have his minutes extended. Plus, Kyle Anderson should play a bunch.
Nov 11 - 6:59 PM

Rudy Gay tied his season-high with 22 points on Tuesday, hitting 8-of-13 shots with four 3-pointers, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Gay made 2-of-2 free throws with one turnover in 24 minutes. He's been solid for anyone who drafted him late, and is coming on strong in his past three games with averages of 18.0 points on 53.9 percent shooting, 1.7 threes, 6.3 boards, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals. He should retain value even when Kawhi Leonard (quad) returns to action.
Nov 7 - 11:48 PM

Rudy Gay played a season-high 27 minutes vs. the Hornets on Friday, scoring 20 points on 8-of-15 shooting.

This was the second night of a back-to-back set, so now we know why the Spurs took it easy on him vs. the Warriors on Thursday (he only played 18 minutes in that one). Gay added seven rebounds, three assists, two steals and a 3-pointer, but if you think he's frustrating to own now, things won't get any easier when Kawhi Leonard comes back.
Nov 3 - 11:48 PM

Rudy Gay scored two points with seven rebounds, four assists, four blocks and two turnovers in 24 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

While the Spurs got smoked in this game, Gay seems to have found a nice role as a stretch four. Plus, the four blocks could be a product of the move, but he did only have one before tonight. Gay should still be able to keep a solid role once Kawhi Leonard (quad) comes back, and coach Gregg Popovich even used him as a center. He should be owned in standard leagues.
Oct 27 - 9:23 PM

Rudy Gay had his best game of the season on Wednesday, making 6-of-8 FGs and 9-of-11 FTs for 22 points, four assists, three rebounds, two steals and one 3-pointer.

Gay logged 26 minutes and he even played some spot-minutes at center, as the Spurs went small against the Whiteside-less Heat. Joffrey Lauvergne (ankle) was out tonight but his injury doesn't sound long-term, so the rotation wrinkle is just something to file away if you own Gay. For a 31-year-old athlete coming off Achilles surgery, he looks great.
Oct 26 - 12:29 AM

Rudy Gay made his regular-season Spurs debut on Wednesday, scoring 14 points with five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 24 minutes.

Gay made 5-of-9 FGs and 4-of-4 FTs, he didn't turn the ball over, and he was on the court down the stretch. It's as encouraging a debut as we could have expected, following his long rehab from Achilles surgery, and the ability to play both SF and PF should solidify his role even when Kawhi Leonard (quad) returns to action. Gay's upside might be capped in San Antonio, but he remains a solid fantasy option in most leagues.
Oct 19 - 2:55 AM

Rudy Gay notched 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, seven rebounds, three assists, two 3-pointers, one steal and one turnover in 24 minutes vs. Houston on Friday.

Gay's preseason was an unequivocal success. Playing his first competitive ball since Achilles surgery, he averaged a solid 10.5 points, 1.3 threes, 5.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.7 steals in just 20.5 minutes per game. His shots are falling and the minutes should creep up as the regular season gets underway, which solidifies Gay as a risk worth considering in the 100-120 range.
Oct 13 - 10:57 PM

Rudy Gay got into a good rhythm on Tuesday vs. Orlando, scoring 13 points on 3-of-6 shooting in just 20 minutes.

This was his third preseason game and you can tell that he's starting to find his groove in San Antonio. He looked explosive throughout this one and got to the free throw line six times (making all of them), adding seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and one triple. The Spurs may monitor his workload this season and he could get some maintenance days as well, so that explains his cheap price in drafts.
Oct 10 - 11:31 PM

Rudy Gay said he was relieved to get his preseason debut with the Spurs out of the way.

"I’ve practiced pretty hard, just knowing I can get up there still, jump and be athletic," Gay said. "It takes a lot of pressure off me." Coming off an Achilles injury is no joke, and while Gay was held to four points in 18 minutes, he showed plenty of explosiveness. Spurs assistant James Borrego said the team will continue to be cautious with Gay and that their focus will be on his conditioning moving forward. If Kawhi Leonard (quad) isn't cleared in time for the opener, Gay gets a nice bump in fantasy.
Oct 8 - 11:39 AM

Rudy Gay scored four points with three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers in 18 minutes against the Kings on Friday.

He's showed some burst in scrimmages and even had a jam tonight. Gay beat his timetable from his Achilles tear, but the previous instances on Achilles tears suggest the Spurs will have to limit him for a large chunk of the season. The former King may not need a full complement of minutes, so give him a look in the last few rounds of your draft. Again, we do have to warn you about a possible maintenance plan here, so you probably have better options.
Oct 7 - 2:02 AM

Rudy Gay (Achilles) will play against the Kings on Friday.

Who wants some preseason revenge action? Anyway, Gay looked very good in an intra-squad scrimmage last weekend, so he may not have too many restrictions to start the season. With Kawhi Leonard (quad) also limited and out for the preseason, it may be more important for Gay to have a decent start on his new team. He's a decent late-round target based on how tough it is to come off an Achilles tear.
Oct 5 - 3:05 PM

Rudy Gay (Achilles) has been cleared by doctors, but coach Gregg Popovich is choosing to bring him along slowly.

"That’s just what I do," Popovich said. "I’m more conservative. I’m probably going to bring him along more slowly than he’s going to want to." The Spurs are expected to take the training wheels off Gay by the start of the regular season. Coach Pop also said he plans to play Gay at both SF and PF. "I don’t know if he’s going to get more minutes at the three or four. We talk about it all time time. Sometimes you play big, sometimes you play small. I’ve just got to let it flow for a while and watch him play and see how people fit."
Oct 3 - 12:26 PM

Rudy Gay (rest, Achilles) will not play in Monday's preseason game against the Kings.

Gay has been fully cleared for game action, but as per usual with the Spurs, they'll be taking it easy on their vets for tonight's meaningless game. If Kawhi Leonard (quad) isn't ready for the start of the year, Gay could open the season as San Antonio's starting three-man, so he could be someone to consider taking a late-round flier on on draft day.
Oct 2 - 3:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Tony Parker
2Patty Mills
3Dejounte Murray
4Derrick White
SG1Danny Green
2Manu Ginobili
3Brandon Paul
4Bryn Forbes
5Darrun Hilliard
SF1Kawhi Leonard
2Rudy Gay
3Kyle Anderson
4Jaron Blossomgame
PF1LaMarcus Aldridge
2Davis Bertans
C1Pau Gasol
2Joffrey Lauvergne