Gay has been in most productive form since joining Kings…
The Sacramento Kings have reportedly agreed on a three-year contract extension with forward Rudy Gay, according to ESPN sources.
The contract is understood to pay the 28-year-old $40m and it also includes an opt-out clause before the 2017/18 season, as reported by Yahoo! Sports.
Gay is currently in the final year of his contract that is paying him $19.3m per season, but a solid start to the season which follows a strong start to life in Sacramento last year has ensured that the franchise wish to extend his time with them.
The former Memphis Grizzlies and Toronto Raptors star shot 48 percent from the field in 55 games with the Kings last season, the best shooting percentage of his career, while he is averaging 22.5 points over the first 10 games of this season which is a career-high rate.
While the Kings recruited Gay as a free agent last summer when he had a choice to opt out of his contract, the two parties began contract extension talks a few months ago and are believed to have finally reached an agreement on the weekend.
Sacramento are off to an impressive 6-4 start to the season following a win over the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night, but they could have put together an improved run but for two disappointing losses in which they surrendered leads of 20 points plus.
Nevertheless, the franchise is certainly making progress this year with Gay and DeMarcus Cousins leading the charge, while they are receiving strong support from the rest of the roster as they look to emerge as the surprise package in a competitive Western Conference.