HoopsHype Rudy Gay rumors

December 17, 2014 Updates

Kings officials analyzed six years of data, including positional data provided by SportVu cameras, to determine the ideal setting for Gay to thrive. What they found, perhaps not surprisingly, was that Gay thrived playing with a dominant low-post scorer, as he had in Memphis. The Kings then applied the data to create a model of what a Cousins-Gay pairing would look like. "We came to the conclusion that on our team, Rudy was going to still score the same number of points, but he was going to do it with five fewer shots," Ranadive said. "And his efficiency as a player would go up substantially." Bleacher Report

And amid this newfound dedication to passing and smarter shot selection, Gay is also averaging a career high in scoring at 21.1 points per game. "I think his game is so much more mature now," said Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins, who coached Gay for most of his career in Memphis. "He's making plays for people that he always had the ability to make, but he's not feeling the pressure that he has to go and make the play for Rudy Gay." Bleacher Report

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Jason Jones: Malone says Gay could be out a few days to rest. Will decide starting lineup when he knows if Collision (quad) can play tonight. Twitter @mr_jasonjones

Jason Jones: Rudy Gay (right Achilles tendinitis) is out tonight. Darren Collison (quad contusion) is questionable. Twitter @mr_jasonjones

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The Sacramento Kings have signed veteran forward Rudy Gay to a multi-year contract extension, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “I am very excited to announce that Rudy Gay will be a part of the Kings for the long term,” said Kings Owner Vivek Ranadivé. “He is an immensely talented player who is critical to our team on and off the court, and he is a significant reason why things are changing in Sacramento. Players as talented as Rudy have their choice on where to play. He is committed to making the Kings great again and we are committed to his success. I am looking forward to seeing a sea of No. 8 jerseys filling the seats of the new arena." NBA.com

“I feel blessed to be in this situation,” said Gay. “I’m grateful for the confidence the Kings have shown in my abilities and appreciate the way Sacramento and its passionate fans have embraced me and my family from day one. The future is bright for this franchise, and I’m thrilled to play a role in helping the organization succeed on the court and in the community.” NBA.com

Rudy Gay went up to dunk over Anthony Davis on Tuesday night, and that was something that just wasn’t gonna happen. For our entertainment purposes, folks should try this more often. We’re running out of ways to talk about Davis’s freak-of-natureness, but every time the Pelicans play we get the special opportunity to see something new. The Big Lead

Jason Jones: Rudy Gay was not made available to the media. Team wants him to talk tomorrow for contract press show. Twitter @mr_jasonjones

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