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Aaron Gray | Center | #34

Team: Detroit Pistons
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/7/1984
Ht / Wt:  7'0" / 270
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (19) / CHI

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Aaron Gray will retire from playing and will join Stan Van Gundy's staff.
He had a cardiac episode back in August and it cut his career a little short. Gray played in seven NBA seasons, averaging 3.4 points, 3.7 boards, 0.3 blocks and 0.3 steals. He'll likely be responsible in helping Andre Drummond. Fri, Jun 19, 2015 03:42:00 PM

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Aaron Gray (heart) is still helping the Pistons despite being waived by the team before the start of the regular season.

After a heart issue caused the team to cut ties with the 29-year-old, Gray is still rehabbing and helping out at the Pistons' practice facility. "He's helping us with player development and things like that," Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. "He's still doing his rehab, which will be a yearlong thing." It would seem that the Pistons are interested in bring Gray back into the fold once he's deemed healthy, but Van Gundy's quotes would indicate that isn't likely to happen during the 2014-15 regular season.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:25:00 AM

The Pistons waived Aaron Gray on Sunday, trimming their roster to 15 players.

Gray has a two-year deal which is guaranteed at the veteran's minimum, but he missed training camp due to a heart issue and would be superfluous as depth in the Pistons' frontcourt. Hopefully the 29-year-old center can make a full recovery and land a deal with another team during the 2014-15 season.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 06:06:00 PM

Aaron Gray will miss the Pistons training camp as he continues to rehab from a cardiac episode he suffered during a workout in late August.

Gray is simply a backup center, and averaged just 1.8 points, and 3.1 rebounds through 33 games last season. He is not someone to target in any league.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 03:52:00 PM

The Pistons officially signed Aaron Gray on Monday.

Gray will be Andre Drummond's backup in Detroit. Through 33 games with the Kings last season Gray averaged 1.8 points, and 3.1 rebounds over 10.2 minutes of action, and that pretty much sums up his nonexistent fantasy value.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 04:08:00 PM

Aaron Gray has reportedly agreed to a multi-year deal with the Pistons.

The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, but the Pistons needed a backup center to play behind Andre Drummond and they got that in Gray. Gray boasts career averages of 3.4 points, and 3.7 rebounds, so don't look to him as a fantasy option.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 04:46:00 PM

Aaron Gray had four points, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 19 minutes as a fill-in starter with DeMarcus Cousins (knee) sidelined on Sunday.

Gray scored his first points since joining the Kings, and his averages in five starts earlier this season don't inspire confidence -- 3.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks. Keep in mind that Gray had an easier-than-usual matchup against the Wolves' decimated frontcourt, and with Cousins day-to-day he's a very sketchy source of fantasy value.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 10:41:00 PM

Aaron Gray will start against the Wolves on Sunday.

DeMarcus Cousins (knee) is not playing due to tendinitis and the Kings are unlikely to use Gray much as far as scoring goes. Expect Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams to benefit on the stat sheet tonight.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 06:34:00 PM

Aaron Gray is projected as a starter in place of DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) Friday.

Rudy Gay (Achilles') is also out, leaving the Kings' likely starting five in Friday's game against the Pacers as: Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Thornton, Derrick Williams, Jason Thompson and Gray. Williams is the only one we'd consider as a realistic plug-n-play, and even he will be shaky against the Pacers' dominant defense. Gray is a plodding 7-footer with zero upside.
Fri, Jan 24, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Aaron Gray will join the Kings after being traded from the Raptors along with Quincy Acy and Rudy Gay.

Gray's massive 270-pound frame may come in handy for spot minutes behind DeMarcus Cousins, but it's just as likely that Hamady N'diaye will assume most of the minutes left behind in Chuck Hayes' wake. Neither guy is worth a glance outside of deep leagues.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 08:04:00 PM

Aaron Gray exercised the $2.6 million player option in his contract, according to beat writer Josh Lewenberg.

Much like his teammate Linas Kleiza, Gray has no reason to decline the option. The five-year veteran had fits of fantasy usefulness in very deep leagues but is mostly an end-of-the-bench player. He averaged 2.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game.
Sat, May 18, 2013 01:21:00 PM

Aaron Gray scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting with 12 rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes in Friday's blowout win over the Clippers.

Gray did not record a steal or block and he will stop producing any time now with Jonas Valanciunas and Andrea Bargnani moving in on his turf. But if you're desperate for very short-term value, give him a look while he's providing low-end numbers.
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 11:43:00 PM

Center Aaron Gray had eight points, 11 rebounds and a block in Wednesday's loss.

He's hot right now, going for a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds on Monday, but had literally done almost nothing up to that point this season. He should continue to play well as long as Jonas Valanciunas is out, especially with Amir Johnson needed at power forward now that Ed Davis has been traded. If you're desperate at center and are only in it for the short-term, Gray is a decent grab right now.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 11:50:00 PM

Aaron Gray started in Monday's loss to the Warriors for matchup purposes, scoring a career-high 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting with 10 rebounds and two steals in 32 minutes.

Gray started because Andrew Bogut started on the other side, and this says more about the Warriors' soft interior defense than anything else. This line will be in the running for flukiest line of the year.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 12:47:00 AM

Aaron Gray made his return to the lineup on Friday and had no points, four boards and one block in seven minutes against the Bobcats.

Gray was starting before he became ill and before Dwane Casey came to his senses and started Amir Johnson. The seven minutes played tonight is all you need to know about Gray's fantasy value.
Fri, Jan 11, 2013 10:12:00 PM

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