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Melissa Rohlin: Pop said Rudy Gay is expected to play tomorrow against Sac.
“For sure, it’s not I’m saying we should hurry things up,” Ginobili said. “We all wish to be healthy all the time, and it doesn’t happen like that. So, not having [Leonard] and Tony, it’s important, or Rudy. Rudy is practicing. He’s almost ready. But he’s still cautious, and he’s been out for seven months. So he’s going to take his time, too.”
New Spurs forward Rudy Gay made the trip to Sacramento for the team’s preseason opener tonight. He will not play in the game against his old team, however. Gay, 31, is on the mend after suffering an Achilles tendon tear in a game with Sacramento on Jan. 18, and coach Gregg Popovich is intent handling the Spurs’ new addition with care. “That’s just what I do,” Popovich said. “I’m more conservative. I’m probably going to bring him along more slowly than he’s going to want to.” After nearly nine months of rehab, Gay is champing at the bit to get back on the floor. Doctors have cleared him to play. He still has to convince his new coach. “We’ve already had those conversations in camp,” Gay said. “He’s trying to pull me back and I’m like, ‘No coach, I’m a basketball player. That’s what I’m here for.’ ”
James Ham: Gregg Popovich said Gay is cleared to play, but he wants to take it easy on him. Not sure if Gay will play more SF or PF this season.
Melissa Rohlin: Rudy Gay: “I’m pain free. I wouldn’t be out there if I had pain. It’s just getting used to playing bball again.”
Gay’s health in the season to come will go a long way toward determining whether he can get his career back on track in his 12th season. It has been nearly eight months since that night in January when Gay collapsed during a game against Indiana, his left Achilles tendon in tatters. He opted out of $14 million in Sacramento to ink a two-year, $17 million deal with the Spurs. His first San Antonio training camp begins Sept. 26. Gay says he is ready. He was been cleared for all basketball activities. He has been working out all summer and does not not expect to miss time once practices begin.
“I’m feeling great,” Rudy Gay said Wednesday upon meeting with the San Antonio media in full for the first time at the team’s practice site. “I know a lot of people say that. I don’t think you’d expect me to say anything else. But I actually feel great.”
Gay is coming off a torn Achilles tendon that makes him a risk-reward value play in this market. Gay suffered the injury Jan. 18 after appearing in only 30 games last season with Sacramento. “We expect him to be ready to go” for camp, said Gay’s agent, Roger Montgomery. “He’s healthy. He’s cleared. We don’t expect any residuals from the injury.”
Jeff McDonald: Rudy Gay’s agent, Roger Montgomery, says Gay is expected to be fully ready for camp after Jan. 18 Achilles injury.
Rudy Gay: I’m back, stronger than ever surprise surprise They try to take me out the game but I’s alive
The 11-year NBA veteran averaged 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds in 30 games with the Kings last season before suffering a season-ending complete tear of his left Achilles tendon on Jan. 18 against the Indiana Pacers. Montgomery said that Gay is “ahead of schedule” as he has passed the initial rehabilitation stage, was cleared medically to begin weightlifting and is expected to be back on the court by mid-June.
Gay told The Undefeated before last season that it wouldn’t be “rocket science” to opt out of his deal with the rebuilding Kings. That proclamation became less certain after the 6-foot-8, 230-pounder suffered the Achilles injury. Now the 30-year-old expects to be ready for training camp and is open to talking to any teams, including the Kings, a source said.
On Monday, Gay provided a closer look at his rehabilitation process by posting a short video clip on his Instagram account, with a caption that simply read “Attacking rehab”. The signs seem to be encouraging for the Kings forward who appeared to be moving well in the clip.
Great news for Sacramento Kings star Rudy Gay — his recovery from a torn Achilles injury is going GREAT … with Gay telling us he’s 1 MONTH ahead of schedule! As we previously reported, Rudy ruptured his tendon in a game against the Pacers on January 18 and underwent surgery a few days later.
Since injuring his left achilles on Jan 18, Rudy Gay continues to make tremendous progress on his recovery. On Monday afternoon, head athletic trainer Manny Romero and director of sports medicine Pete Youngman took to social media to give fans a sneak peak of Rudy putting in work.
In the brief clip, Rudy can be seen running on the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill, which according to its website “allows patients to rehabilitate with less pain while reducing the risk of further injury…”
“I’m out of the boot, second stage of my rehab, ahead of schedule and feeling good,” the 30-year-old wing told CSN California’s Kayte Christensen. According to Gay, he is able to due weight bearing exercises, including some light squats. The 11-year NBA vet is still a ways away from returning to the court, but if he’s ahead of schedule, that means he might be ready for training camp come late September.
Sean Cunningham: Rudy Gay said that he’s scheduled to return to basketball related activities in late June. He’s excited. Has had a lot of time to think
Gay informed the Kings before the start of the season he intended to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent. Gay said those plans could change due to the injury. He’s on course to be ready for next season but said he’ll decide what to do after an evaluation of his health and his agent’s assessment of the market. “I’m looking at where I feel most comfortable, where I can showcase my talents and win,” Gay said. “Wherever I think I can do that at, that’s the best place for me.”
When Gay was injured, he and DeMarcus Cousins were were the top players in Sacramento’s quest to end a 10-year playoff drought. Gay was lost after 40 games, and Cousins was traded to New Orleans at the All-Star break. Now the Kings’ front office is focused on the draft and the future. “It’s different, but I’ve been around the league for a long time,” Gay said. “Also I’ve been around trades, I’ve been traded, I understand how this league is.”
Jason Jones: Rudy Gay on what he’s looking for in a team: “I’m looking at where I feel most comfortable, where I can showcase my talents and win. Wherever I think i can do that at, that’s the best place for me. “
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On Monday January 23rd, Sacramento Kings Forward Rudy Gay underwent a successful Achilles tendon surgery performed by Dr. Martin O’Malley at HSS, The Hospital of Special Surgery in New York City.
Dr. O’Malley: “The surgery was successful and there are no complications or unexpected findings. He will be on crutches and in a boot for the next six weeks. He will start physical therapy in two weeks and formal rehabilitation at eight weeks post-surgery. It is anticipated that he will be able to participate in training camp and be ready to play at the start of next season.”
Marc J. Spears: Kings say forward Rudy Gay will have surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon on Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.
The initial report is a torn left Achilles tendon. An MRI is set for Thursday morning, but CSN California has learned the diagnosis is correct. There is no timeline for what comes next for Gay, but surgery is required for the team’s second leading scorer.
The news couldn’t be any worse for the Sacramento Kings. A 106-102 loss to the Indiana Pacers sent the Kings to their sixth loss in seven tries on the homestand. But an injury to Rudy Gay had the locker room as quiet as it’s ever been. “Somber, very somber,” Garrett Temple said of the team’s mood. “We have a team of good character guys. Guys that have the right mindset and it’s tough to see people get hurt, especially a guy like Rudy. I’m going to be praying for him and hopefully he can bounce back stronger than before.”
Preliminary evaluation by the Kings medical staff indicates Rudy Gay suffered a torn left Achilles’ tendon in the third quarter of tonight’s game versus Indiana. An MRI scheduled for tomorrow will confirm the diagnosis.
Gay, 30, made it clear coming into the season that he intended to walk away from the final season of his Kings contract, valued at $14.3 million in 2017-18, to opt for free agency in July. That led to a widespread belief around the league that Gay would be one of the more accomplished players moved before the league’s Feb. 23 trade deadline.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Rudy Gay’s torn Achilles will seriously change trade deadline and free agency. He planned to opt-out of $14.2M for 17-18. Complex choice now
Sean Cunningham: Kings SF Rudy Gay had precautionary MRI which came back negative. He’ll be listed as day-to-day going forward.
Sean Cunningham: Kings’ F Rudy Gay will miss another game today in Dallas with the hip flexor strain. Omri Casspi was upgraded to probable.
Chris Haynes: ESPN Sources: MRI results on Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay came back negative. He’s listed day-to-day with a hip flexor strain.
Sean Cunningham: Kings F Rudy Gay is out for tonight’s game in Milwaukee with a rib cartilage strain.
Earlier this summer, Rudy Gay underwent shock wave treatment — not surgery — to alleviate pain in his Achilles, a source confirmed to CSNCalifornia.com.
Peter Edmiston: Rudy Gay will be out tonight for the Kings. Sorry guys.
Jason Jones: Rudy Gay is at practice today wearing goggles.
Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay will not play Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers after suffering a “a corneal abrasion of his left eye” the Kings announced. Gay was injured during the second overtime of the Kings’ loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night when Hornets’ guard Kemba Walker hit Gay in the eye while defending a three-point attempt.
Jason Jones: Rudy Gay says at shootaround he’s good to play tonight.
James Ham: The Sacramento Kings announced that forward Rudy Gay underwent an MRI on his left shoulder Friday and the results confirmed the team’s original diagnosis of a strained left shoulder. The 10-year NBA veteran injured himself in the third quarter of the Kings 116-109 loss to the Miami Heat on Thursday and did not return to the game.
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After voicing his displeasure, Lillard was well aware his criticism would draw the ire of the league office and perhaps result in a fine. But he didn’t seem to care. When his postgame interview was over, he turned to CJ McCollum at the locker next to him and offered the following: “Go ahead and fine me,” he said. “I’ve got the check ready to go.”
Lillard scored 30 points, making 11 of 27 field goals, in the defeat. But despite his high volume of field goals, he attempted only three free throws, a fact that left him incredulous as he left Wells Fargo Center. “I got to the rim a lot,” Lillard said. “And I’m getting smacked in my head, smacked on my shooting hand when I’m going to the basket. Guys (are) knocking me to the ground every other play. Like hard. And (officials) know I’m trying to score. It’s impossible for me to shoot two or three free throws. It’s impossible. As much as I got to the rim and as much as they know that I’m trying to score, it’s impossible for me to get the (crap) beat out of me as often as I do.”
When asked if he felt he had earned the right to get the benefit of the doubt from officials at this stage of his career, Lillard scoffed. He said a foul is a foul, no matter who you are, and he simply wants officials to do their jobs. “I don’t want to look at it like, I’m this person or I’m that (so) you’re supposed to call these fouls,” he said. “I think a foul is a foul. I know it’s tough. They’ve got a tough job, man. But I’m not one of these guys out here trying to sell them on every call … I’m playing to score the ball. I ain’t trying to be out here hitting the ground every other play, because that’s not what I’m going out here trying to do. I’m not going to be falling out the air to get two free throws and hitting the ground the way I’m hitting the ground. I’m getting hit. I don’t want to keep doing it.”
The Sixers (10-7) scored the game’s first 16 points en route to their 101-81 decision Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center. The Blazers (10-8) posted season lows in total points and field-goal percentage (33.7). The Sixers allowed their lowest point total this season. “I thought our offense was a C-minus,” Brown said. “I thought our defense was an A, and we are looking for two As.” But he’s still going to cherish this victory. “I thought at times our offense was sloppy,” Brown said. “But we beat the fourth-best team in the West by 20 points. I’m greedy, but I ain’t stupid.”
Westbrook led the Thunder with 34 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Durant finished with 21 points and five rebounds. First, Durant and Westbrook appeared to exchange some words during the second quarter of OKC and Golden State’s first meeting of this season. After Westbrook forced a turnover, he was shown on the broadcast saying something as Durant walked away and laughed. Per reporters at the game, the Thunder guard made KD laugh by shouting or shaking his head “No” at the crowd.
Late in the second quarter, Westbrook denied a post entry into Durant and the ball sailed out of bounds. Westbrook turned to the Warriors’ bench and yelled, “No!” Durant pointed at Westbrook while just smiling. Westbrook was then fouled on the other end by Draymond Green. Green didn’t like the call, and he began clapping in the vicinity of Westbrook, and the reigning MVP began clapping back at him. The two had a few words before Westbrook went to the foul line to take his shots.
Halfway in, Westbrook was guarding Durant on the right wing and he almost stole the ball, slapping it out of bounds. The two began jawing at one another and inching closer. Soon, they were forehead to forehead, talking trash. Durant was seen saying, “You’re a p—y.” Westbrook responded, “You’re soft.”