HoopsHype Rudy Gay rumors

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Gay said he dropped 15 pounds that he gained before last season. He said the extra weight was due to his workout regimen. “Heavy weight lifting,” Gay said. “That’s something that I shouldn’t have done.” Gay said his “excessive” gains were to prepare to play against bigger players last season with the Raptors. It left him not feeling as quick. Gay has a sleeker look this training camp. “One of the emphasises coming into camp last year with Toronto was me playing the stretch four and putting on the weight was one of those things,” Gay said. “It didn’t turn out very well so I had to drop it. Now I feel like a guard again.” Sacramento Bee

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Gay exercised his player option worth $19.3 million to remain a King, with talks about a contract extension to follow. Not having a contract or agreement beyond this season is fine with Gay. He's focused on this season and will allow his representatives to worry about negotiations. "We started (negotiations) before I went to Spain with the USA team, stopped and haven't picked it up yet," Gay said after Monday morning's practice. "It's something that I really don't need over my head right now. I'm trying to make this team better and also be better myself. And I didn't need it over there. That's something that I think will handle itself." Sacramento Bee

Gay isn't opposed to more talks. But he has no desire to be involved in the art of making a deal. "I'm not going to get involved until it's near the end, or both sides feel it needs to happen," Gay said. "Then I'll make a decision." The Kings want Gay beyond this season. Had Gay left, the plan was to aggressively pursue a trade for a small forward. Sacramento Bee

Gay was asked if he can see himself in Sacramento long term. "I think so," Gay said. "I'm enjoying California, NoCal. It's cool. It's not as bad as I thought it was. You play in NBA cities and you expect Sacramento to be like L.A. or the Bay, but it's not; it's its own little thing. It's a family city, and that's what I'm growing to be, more of a family person." Sacramento Bee

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Krzyzewski's players, meanwhile, could be seen hugging, strutting and dancing incessantly in various corners of the building Sunday night, savoring every second of a gold-medal ride that, judging by the pride and joy they displayed, wasn't nearly as simple as the Americans' stack of nine lopsided box scores would suggest. "PG, this is for you," Team USA forward Rudy Gay told the ESPN camera, joining in the tributes to the fallen George as he cradled the championship trophy from the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. ESPN.com

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Gay took a vicious elbow to the top of his mouth in the third quarter of Team USA's Thursday win over Lithuania, and the damage done will be coming home with even after Sunday's gold medal game against Serbia in this FIBA World Cup comes to an end. "I've got a fracture in my jaw, a broken tooth and am going to probably need a root canal," Gay told USA TODAY Sports. "The top is where I got hit. It's painful. It's uncomfortable, and it still bleeds, so I've got to continuously gargle. It is what it is, man." USA Today Sports

What it was, as Gay sees it, was an unnecessary play that he was sure to voice his opinion about at the time. While Gay had to leave the game because of the hit, he spoke up in the handshake line after the game. That sparked a shouting match between the two teams, included USA coach Mike Krzyzewski waving his arms amid the chaos and trying to play peacemaker. "I think (the elbow) had a little bit to do with (the situation afterward)," Gay said. "It was a dirty play, man. It was a dirty play." USA Today Sports

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Just a few hours after a 112-86 victory over Puerto Rico at Madison Square Garden on Friday and six days before it needed to, the U.S. National Team finalized its roster for the FIBA World Cup in Spain. In a bit of a surprise, two players – DeMar DeRozan and Andre Drummond – who didn’t play on Friday made the final roster. Drummond is the fourth center on the team, while DeRozan made the cut over Chandler Parsons and Kyle Korver. He offers more playmaking and explosive scoring ability than the other two. In addition to Korver and Parsons, Damian Lillard and Gordon Hayward did not make the 12-man roster. NBA.com

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