HoopsHype Rudy Gay rumors

February 25, 2014 Updates
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What about your personnel moves? Greivis Vasquez didn’t work out, but you were able to shed several contracts in the trade for Rudy Gay. And re-signing DeMarcus Cousins to an extension was another major commitment. Those are two major talents. Are you getting a return on the investment? I’m very pleased with those decisions. When I bought the team, everybody told me the first thing you should do is get rid of DeMarcus, including the previous management. But I just kept an open mind, and I interacted with the young man. And what I saw was a young man who wanted to win and had experienced nothing but chaos during his time with the Kings. Throughout the season he has proven that he wants to win, and he is maturing. I can’t fault him because he wants to win so much. Sacramento Bee

February 8, 2014 Updates

It's no secret at this point that the Suns are searching for a star to take their shockingly-good season to yet another level, and as was first reported by ESPN, they're currently considering the question of whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol is that player. But if that deal or any other doesn't happen, here's one player to watch when free agency rolls around in July: Rudy Gay. USA Today Sports

The Sacramento Kings small forward has a player option for next season worth $19.3 million, and the Suns are expected to have serious interest if he decides to opt out. While second-year Suns general manager Ryan McDonough is clearly open to a star player of any kind, it's believed that he would prefer it to be a perimeter player. USA Today Sports

February 7, 2014 Updates

It's no secret at this point that the Suns are searching for a star to take their shockingly-good season to yet another level, and as was first reported by ESPN, they're currently considering the question of whether or not the Los Angeles Lakers' Pau Gasol is that player. But if that deal or any other doesn't happen, here's one player to watch when free agency rolls around in July: Rudy Gay. The Sacramento Kings small forward has a player option for next season worth $19.3 million, and the Suns are expected to have serious interest if he decides to opt out. While second-year Suns general manager Ryan McDonough is clearly open to a star player of any kind, it's believed that he would prefer it to be a perimeter player. USA Today Sports

February 5, 2014 Updates

Q: How much are you listening to some of the negative noise that's out there nowadays about your game? Rudy Gay: Honestly, of course, at times you think about it. You hear things that make you want to prove people wrong. But at this point I know who I am. And luckily the people here [with the Kings] know who I am and what kind of player I can be for this team. That's all that really matters. So I just try to tune it out and just play basketball. If I can go out there and do [that], that's the best I can do. ESPN.com

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In the third quarter, the Cavaliers (13-24) made only four shots and shot 20 percent, both season lows for a Kings opponent. “This young team is growing and I’m just happy to be a part of it,” Rudy Gay said. “We can become a really good team. It takes hard work and we’re working hard, and coach has been great. As long as we keep going on that same path, we should be a good team.” Sacramento Bee

January 11, 2014 Updates
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Gay’s true shooting percentage has skyrocketed following his arrival in Sacramento. Through 12 games with the Kings, the veteran wing has a true shooting percentage of 56.7 percent. That’s nearly 10-percentage points higher than the 46.8 TS% he recorded in 18 games with the Raptors. It’s also four-percentage points higher than his career 52.4 TS%. Better shot selection (which we’ll touch on more later) coupled with more productive visits to the line have helped improve Gay’s true shooting percentage. With the Kings, he’s posted a free throw rate of 34.6 percent compared to 26.3 percent with the Raptors. Cowbell Kingdom

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