NBA News: Sacramento Kings Interested To Retain Rudy Gay
By Lou Ramon Aguila | April 30, 2014 9:26 AM EST
The Sacramento Kings are interested to keep borderline All-Star Rudy Gay, who was traded by the Toronto Raptors to the west coast midway into the 2013-14 season.
Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro stressed their first option this offseason is to work out a contract extension with Gay, who could opt out of the final year of his contract worth $19.3 million.
"Kings GM Pete D'Alessandro says he didn't trade for Rudy Gay just to have him around for this year, and he'll continue to talk to the forward who's undecided on a player option worth more than $19.3MM for 2014/15, as D'Alessandro tells Katie Cracchiolo of Kings.com. Gay has a chance to become a sought-after free agent this summer, but D'Alessandro apparently wants to ensure that he's back one way or another," Hoops Rumors reported.
D'Alessandro believed Gay would perfect fit their system even before they pulled off a trade with the Raptors last December.
"We did our analysis of Rudy before we did our deal. Rudy is exactly what I expected, which has been nothing short of great," D'Alessandro said. "We see him as a very consistent, top-level player."
Gay averaged 20 points and 6 rebounds for the Raptos and the Kings last season.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
Join the Conversation
- Dota 2 Match Fixing Controversy: Arrow Gaming Disqualified From Summit 2 Tournament [VIDEO]
- Roger Federer Starts Practicing On Clay For The Davis Cup Final
- Toni Nadal Says Roger Federer Is The Greatest Of All Time
- Chelsea FC: Thibaut Courtois Thanks Cech For Tips Following Injury Scare, Not Ready To Relinquish No. 1 Spot
- Manchester United: Did Ed Woodward Really Uttered Expletives During The Red Devils' Draw Against West Brom?
- Chilling: New ISIS Video Addresses Australia; Aussie Teen Delivers Message
- The Pirate Bay Blockade: Cost Of Blocking Websites Like TPB Is Ridiculously High
- Xiaomi Mi4 And MiPad Prices Likely Slashed, Thanks To Rivals Oppo, OnePlus And Meizu
- Virginia Woman Who Posted Naked Image Of Ex-BF’s New Partner 1st Person Charged Under Revenge Porn Law
- Meizu MX4 Pro To Arrive In November In Black And White Colours, Features Higher Than QHD Display, Exynos 5430 SoC And 3 GB RAM
- Israel Loses A Friend in UN Security Council As New Zealand Replaces Australia
- Severe iPhone 6 Supply Shortage Will Last Until Q1 2015 as Apple Grapples to Meet Heavy Demand