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The Kings will try to retain Rudy Gay even if he exercises his opt-out clause.

Gay can become an unrestricted free agent by opting out of a contract that will pay him $19.3 million next year. We'd be a little surprised if he passed up that kind of cash, but it's possible considering how much the Kings coaches and front office reportedly like him. Gay may see the opt-out as a chance to get a more guaranteed money in a long-term deal.

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Rudy Gay played 16 minutes against the Suns on Wednesday, scoring six points with six boards, two assists and one turnover.

It was a bit of a surprise to even see him in the lineup after missing Sunday's game due to a back injury. Gay had a tremendous turnaround with the Kings after putting up some horrible efficiency with the Raptors earlier this year. The Kings got him more buckets in transition and he was much better off screens, so he could keep it up in 2014-15.

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Rudy Gay (back) and Isaiah Thomas (quad) will play on Wednesday night.

This is a bit of a surprise and Gay's back must be feeling good. He missed Sunday's game and should be busy tonight with DeMarcus Cousins (suspension) out. Derrick Williams could still get some run at power forward tonight and is a possible fantasy option.

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Rudy Gay's sore back will sideline him for Sunday's game vs. the Timberwolves.

Gay returned to action on Saturday, scoring 16 points in 34 minutes, but he may have aggravated his injury in the process. Derrick Williams will fill in at SF in his absence, and it's unclear if Gay will attempt to return for Wednesday's season finale.

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Rudy Gay (back) started Saturday's game, as expected, and finished with 16 points on 6-of-18 shooting, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

He wasn't exactly sharp offensively but he still logged 34 minutes and should be ready to go on Sunday as long as his back doesn't seize up on him.

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Rudy Gay (back) practiced on Friday and will play against the Clippers on Saturday.

He missed his last two games due to a back injury, so Saturday will be his first game since Sunday. Gay's shooting numbers haven't fizzled out all season with his new team and he should handle the ball a ton with Isaiah Thomas (quad) ruled out. Travis Outlaw can be cut in all leagues.

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Rudy Gay (back) will not play against the Blazers on Wednesday.

Just a few moments ago, Gay was "very likely" to play in tonight's game, but warmups must not have went well. He missed Tuesday's game vs. the Thunder and this will be his second straight game out. Travis Outlaw went off for 24 points on Tuesday and gets another chance tonight. Ben McLemore could also get more chances to score. Fantasy owners can consider Gay questionable for Saturday.

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Rudy Gay is expected to play at Portland on Wednesday.

He sat out on Tuesday due to a sore back, and while his wife is still expecting their child at any time, it sounds like Gay will give it a go tonight. If he's in your lineup, hope that he doesn't receive "the phone call" prior to, or during, the game.

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Rudy Gay has officially been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Thunder with a sore back.

His wife could have a baby any minutes, as well, which makes the rest of his week a very dicey proposition for fantasy owners. Reggie Evans and Isaiah Thomas are also out for the Kings tonight.

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Rudy Gay (back) and Reggie Evans are not expected to start or play for the Kings on Tuesday.

We heard about Gay's wife possibly going into labor at any minute, but he'll likely be held out tonight due to a "sore back." Gay hasn't officially been ruled out, so the Kings could still pull a last-minute fast one and play him, but that would be surprising at this point. Jason Thompson is starting for Evans, while Travis Outlaw or Derrick Williams will start if Gay is out. #SillySeason