The Sacramento Kings are, by and large, the most dysfunctional organization in the NBA. From the locker room to the front office, they’re a mess, and Rudy Gay publically voiced his unhappiness with how the organization is run.
Since his comments aired, Kings’ general manager, Vlade Divac, and Gay have sat down and talked about what’s going on with the franchise. “I have talked to Vlade,” said Gay to ABC10 Sacramento’s Sean Cunningham. “I can’t say since Monday stuff has changed, but I just feel like we have a little bit of time to start changing things.”
Gay, who turns 30 on August 17, was traded to Sacramento from Toronto in 2013 and has spent his past two seasons with the Kings. He’s set to earn $13.3 million next year and has a player-option for 2017-18.
Still looming is the possibility of Gay being traded, and the potential of it seems to have Rudy embracing the idea. “It feels good to know that people want you,” said Gay about trade rumors. “I mean, you’ve got to take the good out of it. At this point in my career I just want to be happy. I talked to Vlade and we’re trying to make that happen.”
The numbers that have been put up by Gay over his two years with the Kings make him a player who can instantly benefit any team who wants to trade for him. In 193 games, Gay has averaged 19.4 points on 46.5 percent shooting and six rebounds per game — his points per game average is good for tenth on the Kings all-time list, according to Basketball-Reference.
It’s unfortunate, but the time spent in Sacramento has left a bad taste his Gay’s mouth. “Last year, it’s like they pulled the carpet out from under me, a little bit,” said Gay. “I felt like I was in jail – like I was hindered. But, I can’t sit back and let that happen anymore.”
Data courtesy of Basketball-Reference
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