Born-again forward could move on from California and cash in.
After being labeled one of the most overrated ‘stars’ in the NBA, Rudy Gay has shown what many have believed was there all along since his trade to the Sacramento Kings.
averaging 20.8 points a game with a spectacular true shooting percentage of 60.8 percent (it was 46.8 percent in Toronto) and a PER of 22.2 (14.9, right at the league average in Toronto).
The question now on Gay is simply will he stay or will he go now given he has a $19.3 million player option this summer.
Gay gave nothing away in a recent interview, only stating the Kings has been kind to him since he signed on and found his third team in quick succession after being bounced from Memphis to Toronto and now Sacramento.
“I’m not sure (if he’ll opt out). I have to go into the summer with my people, think about everything, weigh out the pros and cons. I don’t know yet,” Gay said.
“But Sacramento’s been great to me thus far. Obviously I’m trying to tune it all out right now. All I can think about right now is how great Sacramento’s been to me.”
However, it would be hard to see Gay leaving the Los Angeles capital after this current season, as he is starting to form a good scoring combination with centre Demarcus Cousins.
That and if he continues to produce has he has since his latest trade, then his value on the open market in 2015 will go up even more, as teams look for a swingman-scorer.