After Rudy Gay opted out of his contract with the Sacramento Kings, he became a free agent for the upcoming season. Where could he play?
As other top free agents land with their teams, Gay remains available on the open market. Here are the best fits for him next season.
Oklahoma City Thunder
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio plans to offer a deal worth $9 million annually to Jonathan Simmons. However, if he takes more money to sign with a different team during free agency, the Spurs could use Rudy Gay to add depth to an already impressive roster if he’s willing to take a pay cut to play for a contender.
Gay has not yet scheduled a meeting with the Heat though he could be their lead back up plan if Miami cannot sign Gordon Hayward.
Here is what one recent report said of the likeliness (via Miami Herald):
If Hayward eschews the Heat, the Heat likely will try to retain most of last year’s team and also could make a play for a few veterans, with Rudy Gay among those interested in Miami.
If he signs with the Heat, the team may not have the cap space to bring back Dion Waiters next season.
Los Angeles Clippers
Before free agency began, Los Angeles was targeting numerous small forwards. However, many (including Andre Iguodala, PJ Tucker and Joe Ingles) have already signed new deals.
The Clippers will meet with small forward free agents Danilo Gallinari and Rudy Gay over the next few days.
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