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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 scored 22 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes on Sunday against the Thunder.
This was his second consecutive double-double and his fourth of the season. He continues to have a nice January, averaging 35.4 minutes, 19.4 points, seven rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game. There is no reason to think he will slow down any time soon. Jan 16 - 12:16 AM

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Rudy Gay scored 23 points with 10 rebounds, two assists, four blocks and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.

After all the time off due to a hip injury, Gay has turned it up over his last four. In that span, he averaged 18.8 points, 6.3 boards, 2.5 assists, 1.8 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.8 treys. He should feast the rest of the way while he's on the Kings roster, but the trade rumors and rest will be a pain for his owners.
Jan 14 - 1:50 AM

Rudy Gay scored 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Pistons.

He managed to play 38 minutes despite picking up five fouls, adding seven rebounds, four assists, one block, three steals and one 3-pointer. The Kings are 9th in the West with a 16-22 record and the Blazers are 8th with a 17-23 record, so the Kings may be tempted to hold onto Gay past the trade deadline because it's no secret that they're desperate to get into the postseason.
Jan 11 - 1:43 AM

In his second game back from a hip injury, Rudy Gay dropped 23 points in 35 minutes vs. the Warriors, making 9-of-17 shots with two 3-pointers, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

Gay is averaging 28.0 points since returning and the hip injury should be in the rearview, although the Kings did list him as 'probable' on the injury report tonight. The veteran is a staple of trade rumors and there's a good chance that he'll finish the season with another team, but in the meantime he's cruising along with mid-round value on a per-game basis.
Jan 9 - 12:53 AM

Rudy Gay scored 18 points with seven rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

He played power forward down the stretch, which is probably something that will happen most games. Gay's hip injury was a strange one and the Kings were pretty quiet on the details, so there are some questions to be answered here. You can bet he'll get a DNP-REST at some point, but get him in your lineups.
Jan 7 - 1:04 AM

Rudy Gay (hip) and Ty Lawson are starting against the Clippers on Friday

They will join Darren Collison, Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins in the starting lineup, while Ben McLemore and Kosta Koufos will come off the bench. The Kings have been shuffling their lineup all season, so don't read too much into this.
Jan 6 - 10:28 PM

Rudy Gay (hip) says he will play Friday night vs. the Clippers.

Gay, who has missed 10 of the Kings last 11 games, is listed as questionable and we have not received official word from the team; however, Gay participated in shootaround on Friday and told reporters: "I'm going today, I'm a go." We don't yet know if there will be a minutes restriction in place, but he will likely slide back into the starting lineup if he can suit up. Matt Barnes, Anthony Tolliver and Garrett Temple will see their minutes reduced with Gay back in the mix.
Jan 6 - 2:06 PM

Rudy Gay (hip) is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Clippers.

He's missed 10 of his last 11 games and is still a trade candidate, to boot. If he's out, look for another Matt Barnes start with some Anthony Tolliver thrown in for good measure on Friday. The Kings don't want him to play until he's 100 percent, as he'll be much harder to trade as damaged goods.
Jan 5 - 9:19 PM

Rudy Gay (right hip) will not play against the Heat on Wednesday.

There are not many details on his injury right now, which usually suggests he's going to miss more time. Fantasy owners should still keep Gay on their rosters because he was playing well before the injury, but he's going to be annoying to own this month. Until he's back, Matt Barnes, Anthony Tolliver, Garrett Temple and Arron Afflalo will get more chances to produce.
Jan 4 - 8:51 PM

Rudy Gay (hip) is doubtful for Wednesday night to face the Heat.

While he did get a 36-minute game in on Dec. 26, Gay has been dealing with this right hip flexor strain since Dec. 12. There hasn't been much progress on the injury front here and it feels like he will miss multiple games going forward. Matt Barnes has played well lately, but he has been rested before on a back-to-back. Besides him, Anthony Tolliver has also stepped up with Garrett Temple and Arron Afflalo getting more wing minutes.
Jan 4 - 3:54 PM

Rudy Gay (hip) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets.

The hip issue has now forced Gay to spend nine of Sacramento's past 10 games on the sidelines, and with Gay being an obvious trade candidate, we won't see him back on the court until he's clearly 100 percent. Matt Barnes, Anthony Tolliver and Garrett Temple will all continue to split Gay's minutes, with DeMarcus Cousins dominating the offense. For now, we'll be considering Gay questionable for Wednesday's game against Miami.

Rudy Gay (right hip flexor strain) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Denver.

Gay has missed eight of the Kings last night games as he deals with this mysterious hip ailment. The team has not provided an update on the progression of the injury in some time now, as fantasy owners are forced to sit tight and hope for the best. If Gay does not play on Tuesday, Matt Barnes, Anthony Tolliver and Garrett Temple will all continue to see additional minutes.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 3 - 9:17 AM

Rudy Gay (hip) will not play Saturday vs. the Grizzlies.

This is not surprising news, as Gay did not practice on Friday and was listed as doubtful prior to Saturday. Gay has missed seven of the Kings last eight games. DeMarcus Cousins has benefited by posting a monster usage rate as the focal point of the Kings offense in Gay's absence. Arron Afflalo (elbow) will also miss Saturday's game. As a result, there will be plenty of minutes to be spread amongst Omri Casspi, Matt Barnes and Garrett Temple.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:36:00 PM

Rudy Gay (hip) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

He did not practice on Friday as he opted for treatment on his hip instead. Gay is also listed as day-to-day, so his owners just need to hold onto him for now. Look for Matt Barnes, Omri Casspi and Garrett Temple to soak up most of the wing minutes with Arron Afflalo (elbow) also considered doubtful.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 08:44:00 PM

The MRI taken on Rudy Gay's hip came back negative, and he is being listed as day-to-day.

The Kings described the MRI on Gay's hip as precautionary, and while he'll miss Wednesday's game against Portland, it seems there's a chance he'll be able to get back out there for Saturday's game against Memphis. With Gay on the sidelines, DeMarcus Cousins will continue to operate with an insane usage rate with guys like Omri Casspi, Anthony Tolliver and Matt Barnes seeing extra minutes.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 05:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ty Lawson
SG1Ben McLemore
2Garrett Temple
3Arron Afflalo
4Malachi Richardson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Matt Barnes
3Omri Casspi
PF1Kosta Koufos
2Anthony Tolliver
3Skal Labissiere
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Willie Cauley-Stein
3Georgios Papagiannis