HoopsHype Rudy Gay rumors

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Gay has until June 30 to decide whether to opt out of his remaining year worth $19.2 million with the Kings, which will make him an unrestricted free agent. The front office would like to retain Gay beyond the remaining season and sign him long-term. "I have reached out to Rudy, and we've talked and he knows that I want him back," Cousins said. "I need him on this ride and at the end of the day, it's a decision he has to make for him and his family. We can only hope for the best and if he goes another way, I'll wish him the best, but hopefully he's in a Sacramento Kings uniform next season." news10.net

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The Kings' brass are hoping that the message from the fans, co-signed by the franchise, was heard loud and clear. They've made no secret that they wish to retain Gay, who appeared in 55 games with Sacramento after being acquired in a trade with Toronto. "This is unreal," Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro said about the fan support. "How many places can you go where you get this support? That is a huge message." news10.net

June 10, 2014 Updates

Forward Rudy Gay arrived in Sacramento Tuesday afternoon to meet with the Kings, who are hoping to convince Gay to stay with the team beyond this season. Gay has a player option for next season that would pay him $19.3 million. Gay could decline the option and become an unrestricted free agent. Gay was greeted after he arrived on a private jet by Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro and coach Michael Malone before being escorted to an awaiting SUV where fans were waiting to greet Gay. Sacramento Bee

Sacramento: Multiple executives from other teams have mentioned the Kings as a potential landing spot if Rudy Gay opts out of his contract, but that doesn’t appear to be Gay’s plan. The Kings just spent a lottery pick on Ben McLemore, and Yahoo! has reported that they might have their eye on a bigger target — Kevin Love. Grantland

June 6, 2014 Updates

Sacramento Kings officials are bringing two Hall of Famers to meet forward Rudy Gay early next week in hopes of convincing him to exercise the option in his contract for next season, sources told Yahoo Sports. Gay has to decide by June 30 whether to exercise a contract option that will pay him $19.3 million next season. Hall of Famers Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond, a former Kings star, are expected to join Kings owner Vivek Ranadive, general manager Pete D'Alessandro and head coach Michael Malone when they meet with Gay. Yahoo! Sports

Jon Santiago: Sounds like they'll meet Gay at the Experience Center to give him a preview of the new arena. This is what he'll see: cowbellkingdom.com/2014/05/21/sac… Twitter @itsjonsantiago

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