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Rudy Gay | Forward

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 230
College: Connecticut
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The Kings will try to retain Rudy Gay even if he exercises his opt-out clause.
Gay can become an unrestricted free agent by opting out of a contract that will pay him $19.3 million next year. We'd be a little surprised if he passed up that kind of cash, but it's possible considering how much the Kings coaches and front office reportedly like him. Gay may see the opt-out as a chance to get a more guaranteed money in a long-term deal. Apr 18 - 11:36 AM

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Rudy Gay played 16 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday, scoring six points with six boards, two assists and one turnover.

It was a bit of a surprise to even see him in the lineup after missing Sunday's game due to a back injury. Gay had a tremendous turnaround with the Kings after putting up some horrible efficiency with the Raptors earlier this year. The Kings got him more buckets in transition and he was much better off screens, so he could keep it up in 2014-15.
Apr 17 - 1:05 AM

Rudy Gay (back) and Isaiah Thomas (quad) will play on Wednesday night.

This is a bit of a surprise and Gay's back must be feeling good. He missed Sunday's game and should be busy tonight with DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) out. Derrick Williams could still get some run at power forward tonight and is a possible fantasy option.
Apr 16 - 9:05 PM

Rudy Gay's sore back will sideline him for Sunday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

Gay returned to action on Saturday, scoring 16 points in 34 minutes, but he may have aggravated his injury in the process. Derrick Williams will fill in at SF in his absence, and it's unclear if Gay will attempt to return for Wednesday's season finale.
Apr 13 - 7:23 PM

Rudy Gay (back) started Saturday's game, as expected, and finished with 16 points on 6-of-18 shooting, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

He wasn't exactly sharp offensively but he still logged 34 minutes and should be ready to go on Sunday as long as his back doesn't seize up on him.
Apr 12 - 6:55 PM

Rudy Gay (back) practiced on Friday and will play against the Clippers on Saturday.

He missed his last two games due to a back injury, so Saturday will be his first game since Sunday. Gay's shooting numbers haven't fizzled out all season with his new team and he should handle the ball a ton with Isaiah Thomas (quad) ruled out. Travis Outlaw can be cut in all leagues.
Apr 11 - 4:15 PM

Rudy Gay (back) will not play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

Just a few moments ago, Gay was "very likely" to play in tonight's game, but warmups must not have went well. He missed Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder and this will be his second straight game out. Travis Outlaw went off for 24 points on Tuesday and gets another chance tonight. Ben McLemore could also get more chances to score. Fantasy owners can consider Gay questionable for Saturday.
Apr 9 - 9:23 PM

Rudy Gay is expected to play at Portland on Wednesday.

He sat out on Tuesday due to a sore back, and while his wife is still expecting their child at any time, it sounds like Gay will give it a go tonight. If he's in your lineup, hope that he doesn't receive "the phone call" prior to, or during, the game.
Apr 9 - 8:35 PM

Rudy Gay has officially been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Thunder with a sore back.

His wife could have a baby any minute, as well, which makes the rest of his week a very dicey proposition for fantasy owners. Reggie Evans and Isaiah Thomas are also out for the Kings tonight.
Apr 8 - 9:19 PM

Rudy Gay (back) and Reggie Evans are not expected to start or play for the Kings on Tuesday.

We heard about Gay's wife possibly going into labor at any minute, but he'll likely be held out tonight due to a "sore back." Gay hasn't officially been ruled out, so the Kings could still pull a last-minute fast one and play him, but that would be surprising at this point. Jason Thompson is starting for Evans, while Travis Outlaw or Derrick Williams will start if Gay is out. #SillySeason

Rudy Gay has the Kings' blessing if he needs to leave the team on short notice to be with his wife, who is due to deliver their first child at any moment.

"It’s important for him to be there when that happens," said coach Mike Malone. "This is a cutthroat world, and I guess people don’t really value family like they should, but Rudy has our blessing to be with his family whenever she goes into labor." The Kings play at home on Tuesday and in Portland on Wednesday, and Gay's wife is in Memphis, so there's a very real chance that he'll miss one or more games.
Apr 7 - 3:15 PM

Rudy Gay scored 32 points and tied his career high with eight assists vs. the Mavericks, but it wasn't enough as the Kings fell at home 91-93.

Gay drained 12-of-18 shots and he's now scored 30+ points in three of the past five games. Fantasy owners continue to benefit from the drastic improvement in his play after being traded from Toronto, and it will be very interesting to see whether he re-signs with the Kings as a free agent this summer.
Apr 6 - 9:00 PM

Rudy Gay (foot) logged 42 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Lakers, scoring 31 points on 12-of-24 shooting (1-of-2 from deep, 6-of-7 from the line) with five rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Gay limped on at least one occasion but he was able to thrive in a game that featured very little defense. DeMarcus Cousins added 20 points and 10 rebounds without breaking a sweat.
Apr 3 - 2:11 AM

Rudy Gay (foot) is weighing his options for free agency.

Gay has an option to opt out of his contract with the Kings after the 2013-14 season or stay on a $19.3 million contract. "What does my gut tell me?" Gay said of the decision. "I don’t know. My gut tells me different things every day." Regardless of what he chooses at the end of the season, Gay has turned in a season that his fantasy owners are probably more happy about than his real life owners. His numbers over his last 10 games are a bit down from his season averages, but Gay is still averaging 20.0 points. 0.9 3-pointers, 6.0 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.3 steals, and 0.8 blocks to go along with decent-to-good shooting percentages this season so his fantasy owners can't complain too much.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 1 - 9:54 AM

Rudy Gay scored 22 points on 7-of-18 shooting (1-of-3 3PTs, 7-of-8 FTs) with five rebounds and five assists in 40 minutes on Monday, but briefly left the game due to a right foot issue.

Gay looked visibly hobbled at times but didn't leave the game, perhaps because doing so would leave the Kings too vulnerable in a game they were winning. We're putting him on the injury report for the chance that the Kings decide he can't go on Wednesday against the Lakers, and owners may want to watch the status of Isaiah Thomas as a tell. The Kings would like to keep two of their Big Three on the court at all times.
Apr 1 - 1:47 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Ray McCallum
SG1Ben McLemore
2Jason Terry
3Jared Cunningham
SF1Rudy Gay
2Travis Outlaw
3Quincy Acy
PF1Reggie Evans
2Royce White
3Derrick Williams
4Carl Landry
5Willie Reed
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Jason Thompson
3Aaron Gray