Lots of offseason turnover, but still another playoff appearance for the Spurs
October 18, 2019, 11:55 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay scored 13 points (5-for-11 shooting) off the bench to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers in Friday's win over Memphis.
Bryn Forbes started and scored 14 in this one with three 3-pointers, three assists and one steal. Gay is a high-floor/low-ceiling late pick and Forbes is a 3-point streamer.
October 16, 2019, 2:37 pmDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan will not participate in Wednesday's game against the Rockets for rest purposes.
Rudy Gay will be rested as well. DeRozan should be worth selecting in the first 50 picks or so. DeRozan's long range shooting suffered last season, but his averages of 6.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists were career-highs.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
October 13, 2019, 3:11 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay (rest) will not play in Sunday's preseason game against the Pelicans.
There's no need for Gay (or most players, really) to be checking into these meaningless games and he'll get the day off. That could mean additional minutes for DeMarre Carroll and Trey Lyles if you're playing DFS. When the games matter again, Gay will make for a solid if unexciting late-round selection.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
July 10, 2019, 12:51 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs have officially re-signed Rudy Gay.
Gay is going back to San Antonio on a two-year, $32 million deal. The addition of DeMarre Carroll could see him pushed for minutes but he's enough of a key cog in the rotation that he shouldn't fall off the standard-league map.
Source: San Antonio Spurs
June 30, 2019, 5:18 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay is expected to sign a two-year, $32 million deal to remain in San Antonio according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Gregg Popovich had said that re-signing Rudy Gay was the top priority of the Spurs' offseason, and it's proven to be correct. Gay has been able to remain a productive fantasy player during his time in San Antonio, and barring the addition of another scoring forward, he should be able to produce late-round value again next season.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
May 2, 2019, 3:34 pmRudy GayF, San Antonio Spurs
Gregg Popovich declared that re-signing Rudy Gay is a top priority for the Spurs the summer, while Gay reiterated that it is also his priority to return.
Gay finished the season as the 89th overall player in 9-cat fantasy leagues on just 26.6 mpg. If Gay were to re-sign with the Spurs, the soon-to-be 33-year-old would be looking at a similar role and similar production for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. Gay isn’t the flashiest of names, but he provides solid, consistent production.
Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
April 28, 2019, 12:52 amRudy GayF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay led the Spurs with 21 points on Saturday night, delivering a full line with eight rebounds, a steal, two blocks and two triples on 8-of-17 shooting.
Gay kept the Spurs within striking distance in a first half that was torturous to watch for any fans of offense, and he came up with some timely buckets down the stretch. This may have been his final game as a member of the Spurs, and if so he should certainly be proud of the work he's put in after joining the team following a ruptured Achilles suffered in 2016-17. He's still got some turn-back-the-clock stretches in him.
April 25, 2019, 10:49 pmRudy GayF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay shot 7-for-11 for 19 points with four boards, two assists, two blocks and three 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Nuggets on Thursday.
After being a non-factor for much of the series, Gay played extra efficient as a savvy veteran on Thursday night. He led the bench in scoring and helped set the tone to force a Game 7. Gay will need another game like this if the Spurs want any chance of surviving in Denver.
April 23, 2019, 11:54 pmRudy GayF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay was ineffective again with just six points (3-for-9 FGs), seven rebounds, one assist and one block in 20 minutes in Tuesday’s Game 5 loss to the Nuggets.
Gay has hasn’t made much noise in this series. The Spurs could really use a throwback game from him as they return to San Antonio on Thursday with their backs to the wall.
April 18, 2019, 11:38 pmRudy GayF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay scored 11 points on 2-of-9 shooting with 11 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer in Game 3 against the Nuggets on Thursday.
Gay is one of the few Spurs players willing to take shots from deep, but with the way the team is playing they don't really need him to. Coach Popovich is fine with running Jakob Poeltl big minutes (31) since the Nuggets are playing big and it's led to a reduced role for Gay.
April 16, 2019, 11:33 pmRudy GayF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay had a forgettable Game 2, shooting 2-for-9 for five points to go with nine boards and three assists in 28 minutes against the Nuggets on Tuesday.
Gay closed for Jakob Poeltl (five points, eight boards, two blocks in 20 minutes), but he couldn't keep the Spurs in front in this one. The Spurs will likely need more from him to pull off a home win or two as the series shifts back to San Antonio.
April 14, 2019, 1:55 amRudy GayF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting, and added six rebounds, two 3s, a dime and a steal on Saturday night against the Nuggets.
Gay came off the bench on this one, and was able to act as the focal point for the second unit. With the Spurs snatching home-court advantage on Saturday night, expect them to attack the Nuggets with the same gameplan in Game 2.
April 11, 2019, 12:45 amRudy GayF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay finished with seven points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two turnovers on 2-of-10 shooting in 28 minutes vs. the Mavs on Wednesday.
Gay went 0-of-2 from the 3-point line which seemed to be a trend for Spurs players tonight. He played 28 minutes off of the bench and should serve as the Spurs sixth-man going into the playoffs before becoming an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The 32-year old played in 68 games this season, which is his most since the 2015-2016 season, and started in 51 of them. Gay finished this season inside the top-90 in 8/9-cat leagues and his value depends on where he ends up next season. He'll likely be a late-round pick in most drafts regardless of where he lands though.
April 5, 2019, 9:36 pmRudy GayF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay led all Spurs reserves with 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting, adding six rebounds, four assists, one trey and one steal in Wednesday's win over the Wizards.
This was a nice bounce-back game coming from Gay, who's coming off a disappointing nine-point outing on Wednesday vs. the Nuggets. He's been hit or miss and his hokey-pokey shuffle in the starting lineup with Jakob Poeltl (13 points, seven rebounds & three assists) is not helping either of their causes. At the end of the day, this matchup-based volatility should have Gay holding a slight edge.