Rudy Gay Available To Make Jazz Debut

Veteran forward Rudy Gay, who signed a three-year contract with the Jazz in the offseason, is set to make his debut with the team. Utah announced today (via Twitter) that Gay will be available for Thursday’s contest vs. the Raptors.

Gay, 35, received a deal worth the full taxpayer mid-level exception this summer after spending the last four seasons in San Antonio. He averaged 11.4 PPG and 4.8 RPG on .420/.381/.804 shooting in 63 games (21.6 MPG) last season before undergoing offseason surgery on his right heel. The Jazz were aware of that procedure when they agreed to sign him.

We’ll have to wait to see exactly how Gay fits into Utah’s rotation, but the club envisions him as a player who can create his own shot on offense and match up with bigger opposing forwards on defense. He’ll likely be eased into action in a limited role off the bench.

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