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RUDY GAY (SF)
  • Jul 26 2016, 13:48 PM

    Update: Gay revealed he underwent surgery on his Achilles this offseason in an interview with Sactown Royalty on Monday.

    Analysis: In the interview, Gay mentioned he has been dealing with Achilles tendonitis for the past couple of seasons and underwent surgery to address the problem. He reportedly now feels better than he has the past two years and shouldn't be limited by the injury as training camp approaches. Gay, who's name has been swirling in trade rumors, had a down-year last season but could return to form next year as he returns to full strength, regardless of what team he ends up with.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 13 2016, 10:08 AM

    Update: Gay will be rested for Wednesday's regular season finale against the Rockets, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.

    Analysis: As has been the case down the stretch, the Kings will rest several regulars as the season comes to a close. In addition to Gay, Rajon Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins, Darren Collison, and Caron Butler will sit out for rest while Omri Casspi (hamstring) and Marco Belinelli (foot) are out with injuries, leaving the team will just eight active players. Gay, who has played at least 34 minutes in each of the last three games, will conclude the season with averages of 17.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.4 steals across 34 minutes in 70 appearances.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Apr 10 2016, 01:01 AM

    Update: Gay registered 24 points (9-19 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-7 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, four steals and two blocks over 38 minutes in Saturday's 114-112 victory over the Thunder.

    Analysis: Although he inevitably yielded some points to Kevin Durant, Gay played a strong defensive game overall and held his own on the scoring front against the All-Star. The Kings forward looked generally disinterested for a stretch in March with the playoffs out of reach for Sacramento, but has bounced back in April. Gay has scored between 20 and 25 points in three of his last four games, while hauling in double-digit rebounds in two contests over that span as well.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 08 2016, 02:06 AM

    Update: Gay compiled 13 points (4-15 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 13 rebounds, three assists, five steals and two blocks over 34 minutes in Thursday's 105-97 loss to the Timberwolves.

    Analysis: With DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo out for rest-- and Omri Casspi sitting out with a hamstring strain-- Gay got all the late-season run he could handle. He was shaky from the field but outstanding on defense, and filled out the stat sheet overall with some help from his solid work on the glass. Gay may well be next in line for a rest day as coach George Karl opts to give his veterans time off as the season winds down.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Apr 05 2016, 14:57 PM

    Update: Gay will be rested for Tuesday's matchup with Portland, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports.

    Analysis: The Kings have been resting key players as they careen toward another lottery pick, and Gay will sit for the second time in five games. His last absence, on March 28, also came against the Trail Blazers in a game the Kings lost by 12 points. With Omri Casspi (hamstring) already out, James Anderson and Ben McLemore could be asked to play small forward, and veteran Caron Butler figures to see an expanded role.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Apr 03 2016, 02:59 AM

    Update: Gay tallied 25 points (7-18 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 10-13 FT), nine rebounds and three assists over 36 minutes in Friday' 115-106 victory over the Nuggets.

    Analysis: With Rajon Rondo and DeMarcus Cousins both out for rest, the veteran forward took a leadership role on offense for the second straight night. Gay now has consecutive outings with at least 20 points for the first time since he accomplished the same feat in the two games sandwiched around the All-Star break. He's gotten April off to a stellar start, averaging 22.5 points over the first pair of contests of the month. Whether that level of production is sustainable once Rondo or Cousins return for the final few games of the season remains to be seen.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 28 2016, 12:07 PM

    Update: Gay will sit out Monday's game against the Blazers for rest purposes.

    Analysis: In somewhat of an odd decision, the Kings will rest Gay, DeMarcus Cousins, and Rajon Rondo on Monday after the trio helped rout the Mavericks on Sunday. With the postseason out of reach, it appears as though the Kings are simply trying to avoid overworking their regulars. In Gay's absence, expect to see more of Omri Casspi, James Anderson, and perhaps Caron Butler.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Mar 22 2016, 06:57 AM

    Update: Gay pitched in with 18 points (7-11 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), five rebounds, and one assist in 33 minutes during the Kings' 109-102 loss to the Bulls on Monday.

    Analysis: After struggling a bit to begin the month, Gay is averaging 17.2 points on 49 percent from the field, five rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.2 steals, and 0.6 blocks across 35 minutes in the last five games. Though the Kings are nearing mathematical elimination from the playoff race, Gay continues to see heavy minutes. Unless or until that changes, he is a solid contributor in most formats.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 09 2016, 22:08 PM

    Update: Gay finished with 19 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists, and three steals in 41 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Cavaliers.

    Analysis: Gay followed up his double-double with another solid outing, scoring 18-plus points on consecutive nights. While he has the ability to drop 30 on any given night, his scoring will plateau around the 20 point mark more often than not. In general, Gay is best when he's contributing on both ends of the floor.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 08 2016, 05:24 AM

    Update: Gay (shoulder) registered 18 points (7-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 41 minutes during the Kings' 115-112 loss to the Pelicans on Monday.

    Analysis: Gay committed four turnovers, but he still managed to finish the game with a team-high on court +/- of +10. After two straight so-so showings in which he shot 50 percent or better from the field but scored less than 10 points, Gay posted his fourth double-double of the season. He held February averages of 17.6 points on 48 percent from the field to go with 5.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.8 steals, 1.7 threes, and 0.8 blocks in 32 minutes per matchup, and that's including a contest in which he left after four minutes due to an ankle injury. If Monday's performance versus the Pelicans is any indication, it appears Gay's shoulder is improving, and the Kings are back in action on Wednesday against the Cavaliers.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 07 2016, 16:20 PM

    Update: Gay (shoulder) will play Monday versus the Pelicans, James Ham of the Bay Area Comcast Sports Network reports.

    Analysis: Gay was considered probable headed into the evening, so this status does not come as a surprise. After missing two games due to a strain in his shoulder, Gay has played in the team's previous two games. He averaged 35 minutes in those two games, so it is safe to assume he will take on his typical workload Monday.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 06 2016, 20:07 PM

    Update: Gay (shoulder) is listed as probable for Monday's game in New Orleans, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports.

    Analysis: Gay recently returned from a two-game absence to log 36 minutes against the Mavericks on Thursday, followed by 34 minutes versus San Antonio on Saturday. He only had 18 points and 15 field-goal attempts between the two games, but he should fare better in a far more favorable matchup Monday night.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: Day-to-Day

  • Mar 06 2016, 10:53 AM

    Update: Gay (shoulder) tallied nine points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 0-1 FT), four rebounds, two blocks, two steals, and one assist across 34 minutes in Saturday's 104-94 loss to the Spurs.

    Analysis: Gay has played in both of the Kings' last two games after returning from a two-game absence due to the shoulder injury, and though his minutes haven't been affected, he's not contributing as much on the offensive end as usual. He's only attempted 15 shots and three free throws during that two-game stretch, which has limited him to only 18 points.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 05 2016, 11:51 AM

    Update: Gay (undisclosed) is probable for Saturday's game against the Spurs, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports.

    Analysis: Gay's injury designation could be related to a nagging shoulder issue, but it appears likely that he'll push through it and take the floor Saturday. He returned from a two-game absence Thursday and played 36 minutes, but he was not aggressive on the offensive end as he posted just nine points on 4-of-8 shooting. Unless Gay suffers a setback Saturday, he figures to give it a go against the Spurs.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: Day-to-Day

  • Mar 03 2016, 16:47 PM

    Update: Gay (shoulder) will play in Thursday's game against the Mavericks, Kings' reporter Kayte Christensen reports.

    Analysis: Gay was questionable heading into Thursday's game, but after going through a workout on the court it was announced that he would play. He missed the last two contests and it is unclear if he'll be at all restricted or limited in his return, though he will be in the starting lineup.

    Injury: NO

    Injury Status: No

  • Mar 03 2016, 11:31 AM

    Update: Gay (shoulder) is listed as questionable in advance of Thursday's meeting with the Mavericks, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports.

    Analysis: A right shoulder strain has kept Gay out of the last two contests, and his status remains in jeopardy as the Kings head into the second half of a road back-to-back Thursday night. If Gay is ultimately held out, expect Omri Casspi to again enter the lineup in his place. Casspi finished with 12 points and seven rebounds in 26 minutes Wednesday versus Memphis.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: Day-to-Day

  • Mar 02 2016, 15:47 PM

    Update: Gay (shoulder) will not play in Wednesday's contest against the Grizzlies, Peter Edmiston of The Commercial Appeal reports.

    Analysis: Gay was doubtful for Wednesday's game, rendering the announcement that he won't play predictable. This will be the second straight game that Gay has missed. Look for James Anderson to start at small forward once again and for Omri Casspi to see some extra time off the bench. Gay's next chance to return will be on Thursday against the Mavericks.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Mar 02 2016, 11:06 AM

    Update: Gay (shoulder) has been downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's matchup with the Grizzlies, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.

    Analysis: Gay missed Monday's contest with a strained right shoulder, and he apparently hasn't made much progress over the last two days. The Kings have yet to officially rule him out, but it appears that's the direction in which he's headed. Check back prior to tip off for an official ruling on his status. If Gay doesn't play, expect James Anderson to start at small forward, while Omri Casspi picks up some extra minutes off the bench.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

  • Mar 01 2016, 21:29 PM

    Update: Gay (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Grizzlies.

    Analysis: He missed Monday's game with a right shoulder strain, but it's possible he could return to face his former team Wednesday. In his absence Monday, Omri Casspi was the primary benefactor on the wing, scoring 16 points in 25 minutes off the bench. Casspi would be a solid play in daily leagues if Gay cannot play Wednesday.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: Day-to-Day

  • Feb 29 2016, 17:32 PM

    Update: Gay (shoulder) will not play in Monday's game against the Thunder, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.

    Analysis: Monday will be the first game Gay sits out after playing in six-straight. His absence due to a sprained right shoulder now allows for both Omri Casspi and James Anderson to see unexpected time on the court, with Gay's next available date for return coming Wednesday against the Grizzlies.

    Injury: YES

    Injury Status: OUT

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