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Kings coach Mike Malone admitted that this "has not been a good year" for Rudy Gay, but he expects Gay to "buy in" to the team's system.
"We don't want it to be just dribble, dribble, dribble, no ball movement, easy to guard and shoot," Malone said. "I think playing alongside a guy like DeMarcus will open up things. They didn't have that kind of a post presence in Toronto. They had that in Memphis." We won't have to wait long for our first glimpse of Gay in a Kings' uniform -- Sacramento hosts the Jazz on Wednesday, and Gay should be available as long as the traded players all pass their physicals.
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Rudy Gay is unlikely to play against the Mavericks on Monday.
Since the Raptors plays have "no chance" to play on Tuesday, that means Rudy should not be playing tonight. The Kings have started to look better on offense, so it should be interesting to see if their new player stagnates the ball movement. There should be a lot of Ben McLemore to go with some Jason Thompson, Derrick Williams and Marcus Thornton to help the short-handed Kings.
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The Raptors and Kings are reportedly "near agreement" on a trade centered around Rudy Gay, according to Yahoo! Sports.
The report was passed along by Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Spears, which lends it instant credibility. It may be unrelated, but this follows a rumor earlier in the week that Toronto and Sacramento were mulling a trade involving Jimmer Fredette. It's still unclear which pieces would be involved other than Gay, but there's little doubt that Raptors GM Masai Ujiri is eager to deal Gay, who is underperforming this year and has a massive $19.3 million player option for next season. Check back frequently for more details as they're disclosed.
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Rudy Gay left Friday's game with an apparent right shoulder injury.
He had a collision in the first half and was favoring his shoulder for a moment before the Raptors took him out. Gay had a subluxation to his left shoulder back in 2011, so this is unrelated. We'll update you once the info becomes available. Terrence Ross and Landry Fields would pick up some minutes with Gay out of the lineup.
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Rudy Gay hit 6-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for 18 points, four rebounds, zero assists, two steals and five turnovers in Tuesday's loss.
We weren't going to even blurb Gay tonight, but simply had to, as this is the first game all season where he hit 50 percent of his shots. Congratulations, Rudy. Hopefully we won't have to wait another 16 games for him to do it again.
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Rudy Gay shot 10-of-23 from the field for 23 points with nine boards, three assists, three steals and two blocks against the Nuggets on Sunday.
He had 16 shots in the paint, so at least he's not settling for jumpers like earlier this year. Although, this isn't going to be a game Gay will want to remember after Timofey Mozgov stuffed him on a dunk attempt. He still doesn't have a single game in which he's shot at least 47 percent from the field and is one of the most ineffective volume shooters in the league.
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Rudy Gay put up 500 shots at practice following Tuesday's game against the Nets.
"You just have to get back into the gym and get back to the basics," Gay said. "The only thing I could do after that game was to go out and shoot some jump shots. Get that out of my head and work on my game." Gay is last among small forwards in points per shot, and last in two-point shot percentage among the 75 players with 165 field goal attempts. At least Gay is working on it and knows his shooting is a problem.
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Rudy Gay had another horrible shooting game on Tuesday, making 3-of-12 from the field for nine points with four boards, four assists, one block, one 3-pointer and seven turnovers in 32 minutes.
He shot 1-of-2 from beyond the arc and is amazingly shooting better from 3-point range than on twos so far this season. Gay is shooting just 40.3 percent on his shots within eight feet and this was his fifth game not shooting over 30 percent while attempting double-digit shots. He recently banned stat sheets from Toronto's locker room and it's hard to blame him.
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Rudy Gay, Amir Johnson and Tyler Hansbrough, all of whom are battling the flu, participated in shootaround Tuesday and are expected to play against the Nets tonight.
Gay was listed as good to go on Monday, but Johnson and Hansbrough were a little more iffy prior to this update.
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Rudy Gay (flu) returned to practice on Monday and sounds ready to go vs. the Nets on Tuesday.
Gay may have given his illness to a few teammates as Amir Johnson and Tyler Hansbrough are now under the weather. Fantasy owners should check to confirm his status on Tuesday, but it should be safe to keep him in your active lineups.