HoopsHype Rudy Gay rumors

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Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay has been added to the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team and will be in contention for a World Cup roster spot when the squad reconvenes for training camp on Aug. 14 in Chicago, USA Basketball National Team Managing Director Jerry Colangelo announced today. Gay will join Kings teammate DeMarcus Cousins as both will compete for an opportunity to represent the United States in FIBA World Cup action scheduled for Aug. 30 – Sept. 14 in Spain. “I am extremely excited to once again be part of Team USA and its rich tradition,” said Gay. “I can’t wait to join my teammates in Chicago and work hard to make certain the USA takes home the gold in Spain.” NBA.com

Aggrey Sam: Been on vacation since the day after the exhibition game in Vegas, but I wouldn't be surprised if Rudy Gay is an addition to Team USA. Twitter @CSNBullsInsider

Aggrey Sam: Hearing that it's a possibility. Makes sense to me. Has some KD and PG similarities. Won't be shocked if I see him practicing in Chicago. Twitter @CSNBullsInsider

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Based on his comments, it doesn’t matter what else the Kings do short of landing a superstar that would make them title contenders. Terry wants no part of Sacramento. “I wouldn’t say it’s rebuilding, but a building process,” Terry said. “DeMarcus Cousins is a huge talent. Attitude, a little shaky. Rudy Gay, not a proven winner in this league but a tremendous talent and a guy you can build around. “They’re in transition right now. For me, at this point in my career, I want championships.” Sacramento Bee

July 14, 2014 Updates

With the league’s new calendar in effect, Gay and the Kings are now free to discuss a new long-term contract extension. He’s not ruling out the possibility of inking a new deal before the season starts, but Gay also wants to assess the team’s direction and vision before making any long-term commitments. “I don’t want to create a big fuss like it was before, but I’m kind of taking my time,” the Kings starting small forward said. “I’m open to doing things, but I really want to see where the organization is going first.” Cowbell Kingdom

Coach Michael Malone understood last season would be a transition for Gay, but he expects the forward will be better this season. “I’m looking for him to be more of a leader next year. I am looking for him to be a better defender next year,” Malone said. “And we’ve already talked about and he said it on his own: ‘Coach, last year I held the ball too much. I’ve got to get off the ball. I’ve got to make a play quicker.’ The fact that he’s committed to us and he saw enough good things to opt into that final year I think speaks for the whole organization.” Sacramento Bee

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Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay has exercised his $19.3 million player option for next season. The Kings also announced Wednesday that they have extended a qualifying offer to point guard Isaiah Thomas to make him a restricted free agent. Sun Herald

June 23, 2014 Updates

Rudy Gay made life a whole lot easier for Pete D’Alessandro and the entire Sacramento Kings front office this weekend. The veteran small forward made headlines yesterday when he decided to opt into the final season of a five-year contract he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2010. “It gives us some certainty in the position and it gives us some feeling where we can go moving forward with him,” D’Alessandro said following the Kings pre-draft workout on Monday. “And where that takes us, I don’t know. But I do know it gives us some certainty for that position, which helps us try to build the team around that core that we have going now.” Cowbell Kingdom

Sacramento Kings small forward Rudy Gay has decided against becoming a free agent and will instead exercise the player option for the 2014-15 season worth $19.3 million, two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. news10.net

June 22, 2014 Updates

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay will exercise his $19.3 million contract option for the 2014-15 season, but has tabled extension talks until later this summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The re-signing of Gay is a top priority for the Kings. Team management and Gay's agent, Alex Saratsis of Octagon, are expected to re-engage discussions in the near future, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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