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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

After July 1, the Kings and Gay will be able to negotiate a full four-year contract extension. Gay has been in constant contact with Kings management, and has been impressed with new owner Vivek Ranadive's commitment to constructing a contender, sources said. The Kings consider Gay a cornerstone of the franchise's future and prolonging the process on extension discussions gives him a chance to further evaluate the team's progress on improving the roster before he fully commits to a deal. If Gay is unable to complete an extension in the next year, he'll become an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2015. Yahoo! Sports

Jason Jones: Kings happy Rudy Gay has opted in, especially letting them know before the draft, which would impact moves the team might make. Kings never believed Rudy Gay would leave them hanging going into the Draft, but are still relieved he didn't. Twitter @mr_jasonjones

June 21, 2014 Updates

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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