Tom Orsborn: Pop said Rudy Gay will “play a little bit” after missing the last two games with the flu. #Spurs
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Tom Orsborn: #Spurs have upgraded Rudy Gay to probable for Friday night vs. Knicks after he missed last two games with flu.
Jeff McDonald: Rudy Gay is getting over the flu. Pop said team probably could have brought him to Dallas, but opted for more rest. Gay should be available for weekend back-to-back vs. Portland and New York.
Paul Garcia: The Spurs have announced Rudy Gay is OUT (illness) for today’s game against the Bucks,
Paul Garcia: The Spurs announced both Rudy Gay and Lonnie Walker IV are available tonight against Memphis
Jeff Garcia: Updated Spurs IR v Grizzlies: Lonnie Walker now questionable (sprained right ankle) and Rudy Gay probable (sprained left ankle). Derrick White remains out (right heel soreness). #nba #GrindCity #GoSpursGo
Tom Orsborn: Nothing official yet on his status, but Rudy Gay (ankle) said at shootaround he is good to go for tonight. #Spurs listed him as probable in yesterday’s injury report.
RJ Marquez: Rudy Gay upgraded to PROBABLE for Tuesday’s Spurs game at Memphis. Derrick White and Lonnie Walker remain OUT, per team. Spurs have lost four straight, this will be final game before all-star break. #NBA #GoSpursGo
Tom Orsborn: Rudy said he suffered his ankle injury in Portland: “It’s one of those things that I was just seeing if it felt better yesterday, and then today it was still sore. I’ve had ankle sprains all my life. I will be OK.”
Tom Orsborn: Rudy is out, per Pop. No word on how they will adjust the starting lineup.
RJ Marquez: Spurs updated injury report for todays 4 pm game at #Jazz…Rudy Gay is now DOUBTFUL with a sprained ankle, Lonnie Walker IV is now OUT with a sprained ankle as well. Derrick White remains OUT. #NBA #GoSpursGo #KSATnews #KSATsports
Jeff Garcia: Spurs announce R. Gay is available tonight vs WIZ. #GoSpursGo
Michael C. Wright: Rudy Gay is a gametime decision. Pop said he was testing the ankle. But Davis Bertans is back.
Tom Orsborn: Rudy said X-rays taken after the game of the left ankle he rolled in the 4Q were negative. “It’s nothing. Just turned my ankle,” said Gay, who said he will play Sunday against the Wizards. #Spurs
Tom Orsborn: Pop didn’t have any details regarding the leg injury that Rudy suffered late in the game. Rudy just walked out of the locker room with a limp accompanied by medical personnel from the Pelicans.
Paul Garcia: Rudy Gay is PROBABLE to play in Wednesday’s game at Dallas. Marco Belinelli is QUESTIONABLE. Walker IV and Metu are OUT, because they’re with Austin.
RJ Marquez: Popovich confirmed Marco Belinelli is OUT for tonight’s #Spurs vs #Hornets…Rudy Gay is also out again, no timeline given. #ksatsports #KSATnews #NBA
Jeff Garcia: Spurs IR v Hornets: Belinelli out (left knee contusion), Gay out (left wrist), Metu & Walker out (g league) #GoSpursGo #nba #Hornets30
Paul Garcia: For Monday’s Spurs game against Charlotte, Rudy Gay is OUT with the sprained left wrist. Walker IV and Metu are also out (G-League).
Paul Garcia: No rest game for DeRozan and Aldridge Saturday, they’ll play at OKC. Rudy Gay (sprained left wrist) is still OUT along with Walker IV and Metu (G-League)
Tom Orsborn: Rudy Gay said he made a mistake by trying to play with his sprained left wrist: “I just need to make sure it’s better before I go back out there… I want to go out there and play freely.” #Spurs
Tom Orsborn: Gay and Gasol are both out, per Pop. He said Poeltl won’t start. Asked who will, he said, “We’ll figure it out.” Could be Cunningham.
Jeff McDonald: Rudy Gay is wearing a black brace on his sprained left wrist. Said he fell on it during the Clippers game. Gay: “I didn’t really feel it until after the game. I couldn’t even move it.” He is out tonight vs. Boston.
Gary Washburn: Rudy Gay (wrist) is OUT tonight. #Spurs #Celtics
RJ Marquez: #Spurs forward Rudy Gay is questionable (sore left wrist) for tomorrow’s home game vs #Celtics #KSATsports #KSATnews #NBA
Jeff McDonald: Pop says he still worried about Rudy Gay’s heel, but at some point has to defer to Rudy: “I worry about it all the time, but that’s just me. He’s says he feels fine, and the docs say he’s ready to go. So, you know, you gotta trust somebody.”
RJ Marquez: Rudy Gay is available for #Spurs tonight vs #Clippers, per team injury report…Spurs have lost back to back games #KSATsports #GoSpursGo #NBA
Tom Orsborn: #Spurs injury report: Rudy Gay (rest), Pau Gasol (left foot soreness), Drew Eubanks (G League assignment) and Lonnie Walker IV (right medial meniscus tear) are all out for Wednesday night vs. Suns.
Tom Orsborn: As expected, Gay (heel) is probable for Monday vs. Kings, per #Spurs. Poeltl (ankle) also probable. Gasol (foot), Walker (knee), Eubanks (G League assignment) are out.
Jabari Young: For tomorrow’s game vs #Rockets … Rudy (heel) and Pau (foot) remain out .. #Spurs
Jeff McDonald: Rudy Gay (heel) will not play for Spurs tonight vs. Orlando, per Pop
Jeff McDonald: Pop says Rudy Gay (heel) is good to go for tomorrow’s opener.
Michael C. Wright: As previously reported, Rudy Gay said his heel issue was just precautionary. He’s good to go for opener, saying “this is where the fun starts.”
Jeff McDonald: Pop on Rudy Gay sitting tonight with a sore bursa in his right heel: “I’m just not going to take any chances with those other three guys being out. I just can’t take a chance on getting someone else hurt.”
Jeff McDonald: Holy Moses. Rudy Gay is out tonight with an inflamed bursa in his heel. He battled bursitis for much of last season. Pop casts Gay’s impending DNP as a matter of exercising extreme caution, but also said he didn’t know if he could count on Gay for next week’s opener.
For starters, Gay is finally 100 percent after last season’s valiant but often painful return from the season-ending ruptured left Achilles tendon he suffered in January 2017 with the Sacramento Kings. “Everything is clicking,” he said. “I feel athletic again.”
“I’ve been working hard, man,” Gay said at his boys’ high school basketball showcase for East Coast teams he hosts annually. “I lost about five pounds. Last year was a little bit of a struggle for me, so I tried to alleviate that by taking the weight off my feet by losing a couple of pounds through working out and eating better. It’s now or never right now for me.”
Rudy Gay: Feels good to be healthy 👀
Rudy Gay is day to day after suffering an injury to his left ear drum against the Grizzlies, a league source said. The source said Gay probably would not miss any time. The Spurs are expected to update their injury report on Wednesday.
Tom Orsborn: Source says #Spurs’ Gay day to day after ear injury, probably won’t miss any time is.gd/LrfhyZ
Jabari Young: Good news: Just asked Rudy Gay if he’s back Friday: “Yeah.” #Spurs vs # Nuggets
Jabari Young: Rudy Gay getting some work in… #Spurs
Paul Garcia: The Spurs have announced Rudy Gay and Kawhi Leonard are OUT for Wednesday’s game at Phoenix.
League sources tell the Express-News Gay is expected to return to the lineup after the All-Star break as he continues to recover from right heel bursitis he suffered last month. According to sources, Gay, who has missed the last 15 games due to the injury, was aiming to return next week, possibly against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. After consulting with doctors, a mutual decision was made to allow Gay more time to heal.
Paul Garcia: Spurs who are OUT Tuesday against Cleveland: Paul Gasol (wrist) Rudy Gay (heel) Manu Ginobili (thigh) Kawhi Leonard (injury management)
Paul Garcia: Kawhi Leonard and Rudy Gay are OUT Sunday against Indiana. Manu Ginobili upgraded to questionable.
Michael C. Wright: Injury update for Spurs: Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis) and Manu Ginobili (right thigh contusion) are out for tomorrow’s Nets game. Pau Gasol (right wrist sprain) is questionable.
Paul Garcia: The Spurs announced Rudy Gay is the ONLY player OUT on the injury report for Monday’s game at Atlanta.
Tom Orsborn: #Spurs have downgraded Tony Parker (sprained right ankle) from doubtful to out for tonight’s game vs. Lakers. Danny Green (tightness, left groin) is also out after being downgraded from questionable. Kawhi Leonard (left shoulder strain) and Rudy Gay (right heel bursitis) were ruled out Wednesday.
Tom Orsborn: Leonard (shoulder) has been ruled out for tomorrow vs. Lakers, #Spurs say. It will be his 3rd straight game missed w/ that injury. Also, Parker (sprained right ankle) is doubtful, Gay (heel) is out and Green (groin) is questionable).
Scott Bordow: Rudy Gay (heel) and Danny Green groin) out for Spurs tonight.
Paul Garcia: The Spurs announced Rudy Gay and Danny Green are OUT Friday vs Phoenix. Kawhi isn’t on the injury report, so he’s expected to play.
Rudy Gay has started a rest and rehab program and will be re-evaluated in two weeks, according to the Spurs. The team announced Friday afternoon, that Gay underwent an MRI exam Friday morning after leaving Thursday’s game against the Knicks with an apparent right heel injury. According to the team, the exam revealed that Gay has right retrocalcaneal bursitis.
Paul Garcia: Pop says he hasn’t checked with the team doctors yet if Rudy Gay will play tonight against the Grizzlies. “I think so,” said Pop on Gay possibly playing.
Tom Orsborn: Rudy Gay (sore right heel) has been upgraded to probable for Wednesday’s game vs. Memphis after he sat out Monday’s win over Dallas, per #Spurs injury report. Kawhi Leonard (right quadriceps tendinopathy) and Derrick White (right wrist fracture) remain out.
Paul Garcia: Rudy Gay will miss his first game of the season with a sore right heel announced the Spurs.
Jabari Young: Rudy Gay (back) expected to give it a go tonight. #Spurs #Bulls
Jabari Young: Rudy Gay (back, 50/50) Green (hamstring, out), Manu (rest) out vs #Bulls .. #Spurs
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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“I’m speechless, really. The locker room wasn’t speechless, that’s a jubilant locker room,” said Atkinson, who praised the bench of Hollis-Jefferson, Jared Dudley and Treveon Graham that played out the fourth quarter, when the Nets outscored Sacramento 45-18.
Sean Cunningham: A real sense of frustration and embarrassment inside the Kings locker room tonight. Buddy Hield said the blame is on the guys on the court. “You just have to mature and grow quick…have to learn to adjust.”
When asked how to to fix things, he put it pretty simply. “Win. It’s like the cure it all goes away,” he told Leahy. “A week ago we was he talk, all the negativity now we win two games and everybody love us. That’s just how it go.”