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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

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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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Despite efficient start to #SacKings career, Rudy Gay not out to prove anything against his advanced stats critics. I asked Gay postgame about whether his efficient start to his Kings' career might be a message to his statistically-driven detractors. "Just trying to play basketball (to the) best of my abilities," Gay said. "That's all. I work on this game every day. On days off, I come back and work on it. And if shots fall, it's just attributed to my work." Sulia

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The next four months will certainly matter, as Gay made it clear that – despite the widespread assumption that he would never pass up the chance to make $19.3 million next season – he has not made a decision on whether to become a free agent this summer. To be more specific, he chuckled at the notion that even the worst of experiences couldn't convince him to opt out of that sort of payday. "Um, I don't know," he said with a smile. "Honestly, people out there can think what they want, but it's really not as much about the money as you'd think. You know, obviously, I've made a lot of money in my career. And with God's help, and with my knees and everything being healthy, hopefully I can make a lot more." USA Today Sports

"One thing about me is that nothing is going to hurt my confidence," Gay, who is expected to debut with the Kings in Phoenix on Friday night, told USA TODAY Sports after his first practice with his new team. "Being traded shouldn't hurt your confidence. It should make you more confident, because obviously this is a team that wants me and wants me to be a part of the team. It doesn't hurt my confidence at all. Once you've gone into a situation, you have to find different ways for you to be effective." USA Today Sports

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This time, he’s with the Kings, part of a trade with forward Quincy Acy and center Aaron Gray for Chuck Hayes, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Greivis Vasquez. It’s enough to shake a man’s confidence – well, not Gay’s confidence. “No, I’m just trying to find a new home, that’s all,” said Gay, who is expected to make his debut with the Kings tonight against the Utah Jazz at Sleep Train Arena. “I work too hard to downgrade myself or think any different of myself. I’m just here to make this team better, that’s all. And that’s what they want me to do. That’s an easy job for me.” Sacramento Bee

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