August 9, 2020, 6:17 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay put his best foot forward on Sunday, collecting 19 points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals, a block and two 3-pointers against the Pelicans.
Gay has put together a vintage run in the bubble and is giving San Antonio some much-needed scoring depth. While the focus has been on the Spurs' development of their younger guards, Gay has taken advantage of the extra shots available and appears to have taken a dip in the fountain of youth. It's been a great end to a previously uninspiring season from Gay, so make sure he's in all lineups as the Spurs fight for their playoff lives.
August 7, 2020, 4:49 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay had another strong outing in the bubble, going for 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals, and two triples on Friday versus the Jazz.
Rudy Gay had one heck of a quarantine training program to produce this rejuvenation. He had been an afterthought for the entire season, but he has been rock solid since the restart and the Spurs are going to keep relying upon his bench scoring at this point. Enjoy the show over these last few games as it's unlikely to translate to next season.
August 5, 2020, 9:35 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay scored a team-high 24 points on 9-of-18 shooting with two threes, one steal and two blocks in 26 minutes off the bench on Wednesday.
Gay scored 24 points for the second straight game and has been an important bench scorer for the Spurs during the NBA restart. Rudy Gay was a top-200 player this season and his value will probably be even worse next season. This NBA restart could be one last dance for Rudy Gay's fantasy basketball career.
August 3, 2020, 10:53 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay led the Spurs bench unit on Monday with 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting to go with four rebounds and two triples.
Gay was crucial for the Spurs tonight and showed that he's still got what it takes to deliver. The Spurs are going to lean on him a little more with LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) sitting the remainder of the bubble, so there'll be plenty of shots to go around.
August 2, 2020, 7:29 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay shot 3-of-15 from the field in Sunday's victory, scoring 12 points to go with seven rebounds, a steal, a block and a 3-pointer.
Gay's taking on a good chunk of the offensive burden with San Antonio so thin up front. The upside here is non-existent but Gay did get 29 minutes tonight and should be a late-round plodder type for fantasy purposes. He's going to be far more active in the restart than he was during the year.
July 31, 2020, 11:36 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay was solid off the bench for the Spurs on Friday, chipping in 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting, adding eight rebounds, three triples, one assist and one block in 26 minutes.
Gay is a reliable vet, but his days of playing minutes in the 30s are long gone now. That said, he still has a lot left in the tank, at least enough to provide late-round fantasy value in restart leagues.
July 28, 2020, 6:27 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay scored a game-high 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting, adding five assists, four rebounds and one steal in 22 minutes during Tuesday's victory over the Pacers.
Gay produced a vintage performance during the Spurs' final exhibition, dropping 23 points in just 22 minutes. The veteran forward seems destined for a permanent bench role as the Spurs look to develop their youth. His game is far from what it once was but without both LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) and Trey Lyles (appendicitis), Gay has a chance to carve out a meaningful role once again. He is someone to consider with a late-round selection despite the lack of upside.
July 19, 2020, 8:28 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay was just a top-196/201 per game player (8-cat/9-cat) this season as his role was reduced to 21.5 mpg.
Gay had a solid bounce-back campaign last season, but the Spurs had more options to choose from in 2019-20, and that allowed more dynamic lineups to emerge without the 12-year veteran. Gay's inability to nail shots from deep (1.0 3-pointer on .314 percent shooting) does not mesh well with the Spurs' best players. Without a larger role in the lineup he figures to be more of an 18-team option. For restart purposes, he should be considered a fringe option in standard leagues with LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) and Trey Lyles (appendicitis) sitting out.
July 15, 2020, 7:41 pmTrey LylesPF, San Antonio Spurs
Coach Gregg Popovich told the media that Trey Lyles is out for the Orlando restart after suffering from appendicitis.
Lyles was expected to see more opportunity as the Spurs were already without LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder surgery) for the resumption of the 2019-20 season. However, it appears that they will have to lean more heavily on Rudy Gay, Jakob Pöltl and perhaps newly signed Tyler Zeller for the restart.
Source: Paul Garcia on Twitter
March 10, 2020, 11:27 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay put up 17 points, four rebounds and a 3-pointer in 20 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.
Gay remains a late-round guy over the last handful of games but between his low upside and season-long standing around the top-200, there's no reason to rush out and pick him up in standard formats.
March 8, 2020, 11:20 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay put up 19 points with nine boards on 7-of-19 shooting in a loss to the Cavs on Sunday.
Gay has not been a consistent fantasy option this season, but he has been rolling over the past two weeks with top-110 value. DeMar DeRozan put up 25 points with eight boards on 7-of-19 shooting. DeRozan has consistently been hovering around top-50 value this season and should end somewhere around that range.
March 6, 2020, 10:58 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay scored 15 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out two assists in 23 minutes off the bench on Friday.
Gay ranks inside the top-120 over the past two weeks but really has not been a reliable fantasy player this year. With LaMarcus Aldridge shelved Gay has seen a little bump in minutes and production but he will lose his value once Aldridge come back.
March 3, 2020, 10:13 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay had 10 points, seven rebounds and two dimes in 26 minutes of action on Tuesday night vs. the Spurs.
In the absence of LaMarcus Aldridge, Gay has received a bump in minutes, seeing about five more minutes per game than his season average during that time. He ranks right at number 150 over that stretch as well, and thus can be utilized in 14-team leagues and up. When Aldridge returns, Gay likely returns to fantasy irrelevance.
March 1, 2020, 1:04 amRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay scored 19 points off the bench on Saturday, adding six rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and four threes in 30 minutes.
Gay stepped up with LaMarcus Aldridge (shoulder) out and Jakob Poeltl (knee) leaving the game after four minutes. Gay is outside the top-200 on the season and outside the top-250 the past month. He could be a streamer in 14-team leagues if Aldridge and Poeltl are out, but he will return to 18-team league value when the Spurs are healthy.
February 23, 2020, 9:37 pmRudy GaySF, San Antonio Spurs
Rudy Gay put up 14 points with six boards in 18 minutes in an embarrassing loss to the Thunder on Sunday.
Gay knocked down all five of his attempts from the stripe and added two assists and one steal to the box score. He is more of a deep-league option, so he can be left on the wire for leagues with 16 teams or less.