Kings Increasingly Open To Trading Rudy Gay?

There’s a growing sense around the NBA that the Kings are becoming increasingly willing to move Rudy Gay in a trade, according to Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee (Twitter link). The Pacers reportedly spoke to Sacramento about a possible Gay trade before they acquired Thaddeus Young last week.

Gay, who turns 30 in August, has been one of the Kings’ go-to scorers over the past two-plus seasons, though his PPG dipped to 17.2 in 2015/16, his lowest mark since his rookie season. Still, Gay contributed 6.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game, and posted decent shooting percentages, making 46.3% of his shots from the floor and 34.4% from downtown.

Gay’s contract has two years left on it, but the final year is a player option, so he looks poised to hit the open market in 2017, assuming he has a solid 2016/17 season. Teams may not be willing to give up a significant return for one year of Gay, but his $13.333MM salary certainly looks reasonable compared to some of the prices being paid in free agency.

Sacramento is said to be eyeing a handful of shooting guards and forwards on the free agent market. The team is believed to have significant interest in Dion Waiters, and has been linked to Allen Crabbe and Courtney Lee as well. Ryan Anderson is also a rumored target for the Kings.

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formerlyz
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formerlyz
2 months 25 days ago

Rudy Gay at that price would be a steal

Thronson5
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Thronson5
2 months 25 days ago

I’d love to have this guy on the Lakers for two years while Ingram develops.

mannman
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mannman
2 months 25 days ago

Trade Gay & Mac L get a allstar SG. That way Rondo stays & you’ll have three legit off players. Place Collie @ the 3 for perimeter de not as a scorer. Remember KD 7 ft be smart to have a mobile 7fter guarding him & the LeBrons etc…

Priggs89
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Priggs89
2 months 25 days ago

Mclemore doesn’t have any value left right now. Adding him won’t increase the value you get back for Gay, and you definitely won’t get an all-star SG for those 2.

Boston2AZ
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Boston2AZ
2 months 25 days ago

Rondo is not a legitimate offensive player.

UTEP Two Step
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UTEP Two Step
2 months 25 days ago

And Gay Mclemore isn’t bringing back any allstar

UTEP Two Step
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UTEP Two Step
2 months 25 days ago

Gay plus Mclemore

PeeWeeHerron618
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PeeWeeHerron618
2 months 25 days ago

This has Philly written all over it Gay for Noel & Covington

ryan1017
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ryan1017
2 months 25 days ago

Really not a bad trade. I could see it

kylewait89
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kylewait89
2 months 25 days ago

They are jammed up at the four and five. That trade would be the end for Divac.

kylewait89
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kylewait89
2 months 25 days ago

They honestly have been looking to trade the guy for the last year. He is good to have on a budding team but he doesn’t fit in Sacramento. If they had a way to play more up-tempo, he is a perfect stretch four. They just can’t use him properly. I wouldn’t be shocked to see him and B-Mac dealt. They would presumably shore up their 2 guard position with a trade of Gay.

charlessmith
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charlessmith
2 months 25 days ago

Sign and trade with harrison barnes, rudy gay to the dubs

JT19
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JT19
2 months 25 days ago

Not a Warriors fan, but they’d probably just say “No Thanks” and resign Barnes.

Rob Buckley
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Rob Buckley
2 months 25 days ago
Fellas your missing the big picture esp sixers fans.. Honestly I don’t want Rondo, I’ll take Rudy all day cause it seems our bigs getting no value be dude teams know we need to trade.. Plus cousins has been wanted to get out of a kings jersey.. With them being below average then losing their top 3 guys they r prolly goin to have highest percentage to get #1 overall pick which will become ours- plus 2017 draft is projected to have at least 10 guards that will develop into Allstars no question.. So regardless of war we do 2-3… Read more »
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