Rudy Gay RUMORS & NEWS

  • Gay weighs extending deal, wants to see how team develops

    Sacramento Bee "Rudy Gay is committed to the Kings for the 2014-15 season after exercising his player option worth $19.3 million. And while he says he likes the Kings’ direction thus far, he is no rush to think beyond next season. After watching the Kings beat the Charlotte Hornets 72-65 in a summer league..." July 15

  • Rudy Gay Exercises Player Option With Sacramento

    NBA.com "Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay has exercised his contract option for the 2014-15 season, General Manager Pete D’Alessandro announced today. “We’re thrilled that Rudy will return to Sacramento next season,” said Kings Chairman and Majority Owner Vivek Ranadivé. “He quickly demonstrated..." June 25

  • Rudy Gay Gets Wooed by Kings Brass, Fans

    Basketball Insiders "When Rudy Gay arrived in Sacramento on Tuesday to meet with Kings management and ownership about his future with the organization, he was greeted by dozens of fans at the airport, all urging him to remain with the team. The Kings’ brass are hoping that the message from the fans, co-signed by..." June 11

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    I am hearing that it does not look like Isaiah Thomas will play again today. Nothing on Rudy Gay yet.

  • Rudy Gay sorting through options about next season

    NBA.com "He says he has not made a decision on the $19.3 million on the table or whether he wants to remain with the Kings at any price. He has so not made a decision, Rudy Gay insists, that he is asked to list a couple factors that will go into the final call and responds, “I don’t know.” It is long..." April 01

  • Retaining high-scoring trio might cost Kings plenty

    Sacramento Bee "It was a bold move that signified the Kings would no longer see “cash considerations” as a primary asset gained through trades. In December, new Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro, with the blessing of principal owner Vivek Ranadive, acquired three players from Toronto, with the headliner..." March 31

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    Quincy Acy is out for tonight. The starting lineup is staying the same, meaning Rudy Gay is starting.

  • Rudy Gay thrilled Raptors are doing so well

    Toronto Sun "“There’s no hard feelings. There’s no ill-intention. I have no problem with these guys at all. I’m happy for them. These are my friends.” That’s how Rudy Gay summed up his thoughts on his old team going 27-14 since shipping him to the Sacramento Kings. He’s glad they’re doing well and just..." March 07

  • Don't blame Rudy Gay for failed Raptors stint, blame MLSE

    Toronto Sun "If you blinked, you might have missed the Rudy Gay era. The talented swingman played just 51 games for the Raptors before being dealt to Sacramento on Dec. 8, less than a year after he was brought over from Memphis. He returns to town for the first time on Friday. What kind of reception will he..." March 06

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    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    Update: Rudy Gay (Flu) is active for today's game in Washington. #ForeverPurple

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    Just informed that Rudy Gay is out with the flu. Marcus Thornton out with left hip comtusion.

  • Rudy Gay has 'no hard feelings' for Raptors

    Toronto Sun "Only after his team had left the gym for the most part and after he had put up dozens of three pointers did Rudy Gay finally walk over and address a small band of Toronto media awaiting their first words with him since the big trade. Gay was cordial, shaking everyone’s hands and willing to..." February 06

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    Sean Cunningham @News10Sean

    Kings coach Michael Malone says Rudy Gay is ahead of DeMarcus Cousins coming back from injury. Possible Rudy will play tomorrow #NBAKings

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    An MRI reveals a sprain for Rudy Gay, league source tells Yahoo. He'll be in a walking boot for 3-to-5 days, then re-evaluated.

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    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    Injury Update: Rudy Gay (Left Achilles) will not return to tonight's game. #ForeverPurple

  • Rudy Gay has regained shooting touch with Kings

    SB Nation "Kevin Durant has been grabbing all the headlines of late thanks to his insane run of scoring, and he did it again on Tuesday with a 46-point effort in a win over the Portland Trail Blazers. However, Durant had company in the 40-point club on the evening: Rudy Gay. Gay notched 41 points, eight..." January 22

  • Rudy Gay has turned it around in Sacramento

    SB Nation "The Raptors aren't the only ones who benefited from the Rudy Gay trade. Two incontrovertible facts succeeded the Rudy Gay trade: 1. The Raptors improved by leaps and bounds. 2. Rudy Gay improved by leaps and bounds. The Raptors' rise has been well-documented to date. Toronto is now..." January 14

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    Chris Vivlamore @ajchawks

    Rudy Gay will play and start for Kings. #ATLHawks

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    Charlotte Bobcats PR @BobcatsPR

    Injury Update: SAC Rudy Gay will not return tonight due to right knee stiffness. @bobcats #SACvsCHA

  • Can Rudy Gay regain his form with Kings?

    USA Today "Rudy Gay bounced a basketball inside his new team's practice facility on Thursday – hundreds of times, in fact, and without dribbling off of his foot even once. He took shots with his Sacramento Kings teammates, making some and missing others but always firing away with a smooth stroke..." December 13

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    James Ham @James_Ham

    Greivis Vasquez has been cleared to join the Raptors. Gay, Gray and Acy will practice today in Sacramento and are available vs. Suns on Fri.

  • Rudy Gay asks for ticket refund after Raptors trade him

    Toronto Sun "Before every NBA game, you'll see players asking to get additional tickets for friends and family with team staff scrambling to oblige. The process took an odd twist on Sunday in Los Angeles, when Rudy Gay learned he was about to be traded to the Sacramento Kings by the Raptors. Gay was..." December 12

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    Jody Genessy @DJJazzyJody

    Rudy Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray will not play for Kings vs. Jazz. Greivis Vasquez won't have physical until Thursday, per @RaptorsMR.

  • Raptors rebuild on with Rudy Gay trade

    Toronto Sun "Masai Ujiri is thinking long-term and is thrilled to have rid himself of Rudy Gay’s albatross of a contract. Sure, he hedged a bit on Monday, just 30 minutes after the seven-player deal with the Sacramento Kings was officially completed, saying he was aiming to make the Raptors better both now..." December 10

  • Sources: Raptors reach agreement to send Rudy Gay to Kings

    Yahoo! Sports "The Toronto Raptors have reached an agreement in principle to send Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Kings will send Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes to the Raptors. The Kings will also acquire Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray in..." December 09

  • Raptors forward Rudy Gay working hard to regain shooting touch

    Toronto Sun "The Miami Heat make a second November appearance in Toronto on Friday night and come in with superstar LeBron James at the top of his game. James is posting historical numbers through the first 15 games of the season, until recently on pace to become the first player ever to shoot 60% from the..." November 29

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    Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050

    Rudy joked that he's having trouble eating after being hit in the jaw 3 times in last night's game. He also tweaked an ankle in the 4th

  • Raptors' Rudy Gay shrugs off shooting slump

    Toronto Sun "Rudy Gay isn't worried about his shooting woes. The Raptors' highest-paid player and biggest star has had considerable trouble sinking buckets in the opening three games, hitting just 32.7% from the field, including 30% from three-point range. Gay is searching for answers. "I don't know...." November 05

  • Raptors have discussed trading Rudy Gay

    National Post "The question is hanging there, and Masai Ujiri is waiting. He has just been asked why he won’t reveal his basketball philosophy, and in his silence the sound of jackhammers and earth-moving rumbles through the windowpanes of his corner office. He is on the top floor, downtown, and outside you can..." October 30

  • Raptors hope Rudy Gay’s eye surgery pays off

    Toronto Star "Rudy Gay saw his shooting numbers steadily decline in the last few years so the Raptors small forward got laser eye surgery to correct his vision. Gay didn’t feel comfortable with prescription goggles or contact lens while playing but finally decided at the end of last season to do something..." August 30

  • Rudy Gay says his vision was 'terrible' so he had eye surgery

    CBSSports.com "Basketball pro-tip: Being able to see the basket is helpful in shooting the ball well. Which might've been the problem last season for Rudy Gay, who did not shoot it very well in Memphis and Toronto. Via SLAM, Gay said he's had offseason eye surgery to help correct his vision, something he..." July 23

  • Ujiri doesn’t expect the Raptors to trade Gay

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Raptors do not expect to trade Rudy Gay this summer. The Raptors small forward was the subject of trade rumours last month but new general manager Masai Ujiri gave a definitive no when asked if Gay could be on the move. “We need to see the team before we know the direction we’re..." July 16

  • Pistons' bid to land Raptors' Rudy Gay fizzles

    Detroit News "The Pistons have been active in the trade discussions despite their dalliance into free agency, making a bid for Raptors forward Rudy Gay. A team official acknowledged there had been discussions, but they didn’t go anywhere, as the proposed deal was first reported by ESPN. The Pistons..." July 04

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    My man @WindhorstESPN reporting that Pistons have offered expiring deals of Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva to Toronto for Rudy Gay

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Nothing but resistance from Toronto so far on Pistons' pitch to swap expiring contracts of Rodney Stuckey & Charlie Villanueva for Rudy Gay

  • Rudy Gay's vision—and judgement—to blame for bad shooting

    Sporting News "For some time now, Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay has been a borderline All-Star player. Although his talent cannot be denied, Gay’s worth has proved to be a divisive topic. Most of that discussion centers on Gay’s shooting. Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo provided some explanation..." April 23

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    Matt Devlin @

    Dwane Casey said Rudy Gay will play tonight

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    Josh Lewenberg @

    Rudy Gay (back) went through shootaround, will be a game-time decision vs Hawks. "If it loosens up tonight he's going to try and go"- Casey

  • Raptors' Rudy Gay says his season isn't over

    Toronto Sun "If there indeed was a conversation about shutting down Rudy Gay for the season at some point in the past 72 hours, the conversation ended rather quickly once it involved Gay himself. Gay was in Toronto getting some treatment for a wonky back on Saturday while the team was in New York for the..." March 26

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    Mike Ganter @

    That talk about shutting down Rudy Gay was a little premature. Gay says he has no plans to be shut down unless doctors tell him he can't go. Practiced Monday

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    RaptorsMR @

    Rudy Gay will not travel w/ team to NY for Saturday's game. Will remain in Toronto for treatment on his sore back.

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    Toronto Raptors @

    Rudy Gay (back) will not return for the Raptors tonight vs. the Knicks.

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    Gary Washburn @

    Raptors F Rudy Gay (back) is probable for tonight's game vs Celtics

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    Mike Ganter @

    Gay and Bargnani will both be game-time decisions. Lot of doctors talking to each other right now and nothing to report on either.

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    RaptorsMR @

    Rudy Gay will not dress tonight (back stiffness). Starters: Lowry, DeRozan, Ross, Johnson & Valanciunas.

  • Rudy Gay says he never got a chance to prove himself with the Grizzlies

    Grizzly Bear Blues "As reported by our friends at the mothersite, Rudy Gay told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports that he never got a chance to prove what he was worth with the Grizzlies, and that the Grizzlies’ owners are rookies, and blah blah blah. The choice bits: Rudy Gay says the Memphis Grizzlies’ new..." March 07

  • Report: Raptors plan to offer Rudy Gay contract extension

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rudy Gay won a lot of fans over when he first went to Toronto, but since then he has burned through a lot of that capital he built up. Gay is scoring 19.8 points a game but is shooting just 39 percent overall and 23.3 percent from three. Sorry to tell you this Raptors fans, but this is the real..." March 07

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    RaptorsMR @

    Gay took part in shootaround & will go tonight at GS. Bargnani missed shoot w/a reaction to medication & will be gametime.

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    Josh Lewenberg @

    NBA TV reporting that Raptors Rudy Gay is OUT tonight vs Bucks. Still no official word from the Raps

  • With Grizzlies game out of way, Rudy Gay can focus on Raptor future

    Toronto Star "Nine games into his Raptors career, Rudy Gay remains an intangible presence, because that’s the way he prefers it. Gay has shown plenty on the court and said nothing off it. When forced to speak, he does so in a whisper so inaudible reporters have to pile onto his lap to catch anything. If he has..." February 21