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Rudy Gay | Forward

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 230
College: Connecticut
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Rudy Gay scored 24 points with eight boards, one assist and one 3-pointer in 38 minutes against the Blazers on Sunday.
Gay was the focal point on offense for the Kings with DeMarcus Cousins sidelined with an ankle issue, and he certainly wasn't shy as he hoisted up 22 attempts from the field, connecting on nine of them. Gay is on a hot streak right now, averaging 21.7 points over his last seven games on 49 percent shooting from the field, and he should continue to be an elite asset down the stretch as long as he avoids injury and the Kings keep force-feeding him big minutes. Mar 1 - 9:42 PM

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Coach George Karl said that Rudy Gay will play more power forward.

The Kings haven't been able to find anyone to step up next to DeMarcus Cousins, so this move makes sense. That should also open up more playing time for Ben McLemore, Omri Casspi and maybe even Nik Stauskas. Gay should get to the free throw line more under Karl and could see a slight increase in fantasy value.
Feb 18 - 9:51 PM

Rudy Gay (foot) returned with a team-high 24 points during Tuesday's loss to the Bulls, making 10-of-18 shots with one 3-pointer, seven rebounds, five assists and one steal.

He's been struggling lately due to the injury but seemed rejuvenated vs. the Bulls' defense tonight, and he's now scored 20+ points in 31 games this season. The recent slump has dropped Rudy to mid-round value over the past month, making this a mild buy-low moment for owners looking to strengthen their team for the fantasy playoffs.
Feb 10 - 10:51 PM

Rudy Gay (foot) will play vs. the Bulls on Tuesday.

This is a great turn of events for Gay's owners as his quick return suggests his foot injury won't give him any trouble after resting during the extended All-Star break. Omri Casspi will return to the bench and Derrick Williams' role will be drastically reduced, so plan accordingly.
Feb 10 - 7:01 PM

Rudy Gay (foot) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Bulls.

Gay is in danger of missing his second consecutive game due to his sore left foot, but we'll have to update his status as we get closer to game-time. The Kings start the first half of a back-to-back on Tuesday night and may consider keeping Gay out through the All-Star break, so Derrick Williams and Omri Casspi could again be in line for more minutes Tuesday (though neither are a very appealing option).
Feb 10 - 11:09 AM

Rudy Gay will not play on Sunday due to a sore left foot.

Gay hurt himself during Saturday's game and struggled to play through the injury, shooting 1-of-8 from the field. Owners should consider Gay questionable to play in back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday, though Sacramento may be tempted to keep him out through the All-Star break. His absence leaves more minutes and shot attempts for Omri Casspi and probable starter Derrick Williams.
Feb 8 - 6:46 PM

Rudy Gay made 1-of-8 from the field for four points with one rebound, one assist, one block and two turnovers against the Jazz on Saturday.

Yikes. He made just 2-of-13 from the field on Thursday and he’s made a paltry 11.8 percent from deep in his last five, averaging 17.2 points, 5.4 boards, 2.2 assists, 0.6 blocks and 0.4 steals. His owners should just sit tight.
Feb 8 - 12:27 AM

Rudy Gay scored just 11 points on 2-of-13 from the field against the Mavs on Thursday, adding nine rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and two turnovers.

He was coming in with some momentum, scoring 20 points in every game since Jan. 17 except for one game because of an ejection. Gay's fantasy owners can ignore this dud for now and he might have more ball-handling chances while Darren Collison (abdomen) is out.
Feb 6 - 12:26 AM

Rudy Gay scored a game-high 31 points against the Pacers on Saturday during a 99-94 win with five rebounds, three assists and one block.

He played 44 minutes and had a nice rhythm on the offensive side. Gay had a nice January and averaged 18.8 points, 5.1 boards, 2.7 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 triples on 47.3 percent from the field and 89.8 percent from the line in his previous games this month. As long as his Achilles holds up, he should be a stud.
Jan 31 - 9:52 PM

Rudy Gay was ejected in the first half for two technical fouls during Friday's game against the Warriors.

He picked up the two techs in a matter of seconds for his first ejection of the season. He won't be suspended for this infraction and this was just his sixth and seventh tech, so he's not on pace to be suspended either. Quincy Miller will play more tonight.
Jan 23 - 11:25 PM

Rudy Gay scored 25 points with eight rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer against the Nets on Wednesday.

He's been consistent since returning from a knee injury on Saturday with at least 22 points and five boards in each of his last three games. Gay also played more than 40 minutes for the first time in 2015 tonight, so any concern of a knee issue should basically be put to bed.
Jan 22 - 1:01 AM

Rudy Gay (left knee) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game vs. the Nets.

He sat out on Friday but has averaged 24.0 points in 36.5 minutes during the two games since then. Owners should feel confident about his status for Wednesday, though it makes sense to double-check his status prior to tip-off.
Jan 20 - 9:47 PM

Rudy Gay (knee) scored 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds, two steals and six turnovers in Monday's disappointing loss to the Blazers.

The Kings are a mess and still Gay produces, but owners should watch for the players' behaviors after the All Star break. None of them are happy about the firing of Mike Malone, and while that anger will or has subsided to a reasonable tone they know the season was mailed in by management and none of them are going to gut out injuries in a lost year. Gay has been dealing with garden variety knee and Achilles' issues, so this is all just food for thought. Don't go selling at a discount right now or anything.
Jan 20 - 2:53 AM

Rudy Gay (knee) will start on Monday against the Blazers, sending Derrick Williams back to the bench.

He has been dealing with a left knee capsule sprain, but the issue only cost him one game on the sidelines. Gay's owners can breathe easy knowing that he should be fine moving forward. Derrick Williams, who has started the last two games, loses a lot of value with this news.
Jan 19 - 9:55 PM

Rudy Gay is probable to play against the Blazers on Monday.

He was a surprise active on Saturday and had an effective game with 22 points. Gay will likely have DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) tonight, which should help his efficiency. He's likely a safe player to start tonight.
Jan 19 - 5:25 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ray McCallum
3Andre Miller
4David Stockton
SG1Ben McLemore
2Nik Stauskas
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
PF1Jason Thompson
2Carl Landry
3Derrick Williams
4Reggie Evans
5Eric Moreland
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Ryan Hollins