Pacific Notes: Gay, Pierce, Calathes, Kings, Suns

After Rudy Gay made some interesting comments that conveyed his dissatisfaction with his situation in Sacramento, Kings general manager Vlade Divac was asked about the disgruntled forward. As James Ham of CSN California details, Divac downplayed Gay’s comments about a lack of communication between him and the Kings as trade rumors swirl.

“He has my number,” the Kings GM said. “If I do something, I will call him. Obviously, if I didn’t call him, we didn’t do anything. … I was a player, 16-17 years in the league, nobody called me everyday and tell me what management is doing. Management was doing their job. If something big happened, they called and told me. Obviously, nothing big happened (so) I’m not going to call anybody.”

Let’s check in on a few other items from out of the Pacific division…

  • Paul Pierce has yet to formally announce a decision one way or the other about his future, and a source tells Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times (Twitter links) that the veteran forward will take a few more weeks to weigh his options and make a final call. However, another source suggests to Turner that Pierce is planning to return to the Clippers for one more season.
  • As we heard earlier this week, the Kings made an effort to land Nick Calathes, but the former Grizzlies guard is “bound to return” to Panathinakos in Greece, according to international journalist David Pick.
  • The Suns have officially announced Earl Watson‘s coaching staff, confirming in a press release that Tyrone Corbin and Nate Bjorkgren will be assistants, with former Raptors coach Jay Triano serving as the club’s associate head coach.
  • After signing a three-year deal with the Suns, Jared Dudley has penned a piece for The Players’ Tribune about returning “home” and aiming to get the Suns back to their “2010 vibe.”
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3 thoughts on “Pacific Notes: Gay, Pierce, Calathes, Kings, Suns

  1. No wonder the kings are so dysfunctional. Is Vlade afraid to call his players or agents or just doesn’t care about them at all?

    It really isn’t hard to show people a little bit of respect and it almost never backfires.

    But I’m sure Gay is glad to know Vlade walked barefoot through the snow to get to games when he played.

    Piss poor attitude by someone who is supposed to be managing people. I’d fire him in a second for either being a jerk or being too stupid to understand his job.

    • degeneration nation

      It’s not Vlade’s job to play babysitter. If you have an issue, give him a call. I like the way Vlade handled this. What was he suppose to do? Call up Rudy and ask how not to hurt his feelings? Rudy’s been dealt a tough hand, but what he’s gone through has been no fault of Vlade.

      • json-api

        Agreed. Vlade shouldn’t have to his players all the time to feed their egos. Does your boss call you every time a decision is made?

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