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Rudy Gay

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Sacramento Kings

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2013-14 SEASON:
Averaged 20.1 ppg (.482 FG%, .312 3pt%, .836 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 3.1 apg, 1.22 spg and 34.4 mpg in starting 55 games with the Kings ... Averaged 20.0 ppg (.455 FG%, .330 3pt%, .822 FT%), 6.0 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.30 spg and 34.7 mpg in starting all 73 games he played in with Toronto and Sacramento ... On Inactive List in two games (left Achilles strain) ... DNP-CD (left Achilles strain) in one game ... On Inactive List in one game (flu) ... Missed two games due to a lower back strain (4/8, 4/9 - DNP-CD, 4/13) ... Averaged 19.4 ppg (.388 FG%, .373 3pt%, .773 FT%), 7.4 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.56 spg, 1.28 bpg and 35.5 mpg in starting all 18 games for Toronto ... Scored in double-figures in 66 of the 72 games played this season (17 of 18 for the Raptors, 48 games with Kings), and had 40 games (32 with Kings) of 20 or more points and 11 contests with 30 points (9 with Kings), one 40-point effort (with Kings) ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds 11 times (5 with Kings) ... Recorded 11 double-doubles (5 with Kings) ... Led the Kings in scoring in 15 games, rebounding in five and assists in four. Top Single-Game Performances: Matched career-high in points (41) while recording eight rebounds and five assists in 42 minutes at New Orleans ... Tallied 33 points (12-19 FG, 3-3 3pt, 6-6 FT), five rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block in 37 minutes at Minnesota (1/15) ... In Kings’ debut, tallied 24 points (8-12 FG, 0-3 3pt, 8-9 FT), one rebound, one assist, one steal and two blocks in 36 minutes at Phoenix (12/13/13) - 24 points tied for fourth most in a Kings debut.

PREVIOUS SEASONS:
2012-13: Averaged 18.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 35.8 minutes in 75 games (74 starts) … Totaled career highs in assists (202) and defensive rebounds (362) … Recorded 113 steals – the third time he had 100+ steals in a single season … Shot a career-best .814 (240-for-295) at the free-throw stripe … Ranked 16th in NBA scoring (18.2) and 21st in steals per game (1.51) … Scored in double figures in 68-of-75 games … Scored 20+ points 32 times, with two games of 30+ points … Recorded six double-doubles … First player to lead two teams in scoring in the same season since Stephon Marbury in 2003-04 … Averaged 19.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.73 steals and 34.7 minutes in 33 games (32 starts) with Toronto … Scored 20 or more points 19 times for the Raptors … Did not dress for three games due to a sore back (Mar. 2, 10 and 23) … Scored 19+ points in each of the final five games (Apr. 9-17) … Tied his season high with four made three-pointers in the season finale Apr. 17 vs. Boston … Matched his career high with five steals Apr. 12 vs. Chicago … Recorded season highs of 34 points and four made three’s Apr. 1 vs. Detroit … Matched his season best with 12 rebounds and tied his career high with 11 defensive rebounds Mar. 27 vs. Atlanta … Left in the second quarter Mar. 22 vs. New York due to a sore back … Scored 25+ points in three straight games (Mar. 15-20) … Averaged a team-high 20.4 points during 12 games in February … Scored 26 of his 32 points in the second half Feb. 22 vs. New York … Drained the game-winning bucket with 4.9 seconds remaining Feb. 12 vs. Denver … Became the first Raptor to score 20+ points and lead the team in scoring in his first five games (Feb. 1-10) … Made the game winner with 1.7 second left in overtime Feb. 8 at Indiana … Recorded 25 points and a season-high 12 rebounds Feb. 6 vs. Boston for his first double-double with the Raptors … Scored 29 points Feb. 3 vs. Miami in his first start with Toronto … Had a game-high 20 points off the bench in his Raptors debut Feb. 1 vs. L.A. Clippers … Acquired from Memphis on Jan. 30 along with centre Hamed Haddadi in exchange for guard Jose Calderon, forward Ed Davis, a second-round draft pick in 2013 and cash considerations … Left the Grizzlies leading the team in scoring (17.2) for the second consecutive season … Scored 10+ points 40 times and 20+ points 13 times … Posted three double-doubles … Made go-ahead jump hook with 13.9 seconds remaining to lift Memphis to victory Jan. 28 at Philadelphia.

2011-12: Returned from the previous year’s season-ending shoulder injury to lead the Grizzlies in scoring (19.0 points) and minutes (37.3) … Averaged a career high in rebounding (6.4) … Posted 2.3 assists and .455 shooting in 65 games (all starts) … Ranked 17th in the NBA in scoring, 16th in steals (1.46), sixth in minutes and seventh in dunks (110) … One of seven NBA players to rank in the top 20 in both scoring and steals (Monta Ellis, LeBron James, Brandon Jennings, Chris Paul, Josh Smith and Russell Westbrook) … Scored 10-plus points 60 times, 20-plus points 33 times and 30-plus points once … Grabbed 10-plus rebounds eight times … Recorded eight double-doubles … Memphis went 24-9 when Gay reached 20 points … Missed one game on March 13 vs. LA Lakers due to a mild concussion sustained on March 11 at Denver… Passed Shane Battier as the Grizzlies’ all-time leader in steals on Feb. 2 at Atlanta … Tallied a season-high 32-point performance April 11 vs. Phoenix … Totaled a career high-tying 13 boards Jan. 31 vs. Denver … Had consecutive double-doubles against San Antonio and Oklahoma City in the first two games of the season … Playoffs: Making his first postseason appearance, averaged a team-high 19.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists on .421 shooting in 39.9 minutes in seven games against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the 2012 Western Conference Playoffs … Scored a playoff career-high 24 points in Game 3 on May 5 at the Clippers.

2010-11: Emerged as one of the league’s premier small forwards, posting career highs in seven major statistical categories before missing the final 23 regular season games and all of the 2011 Playoffs due to a left shoulder subluxation sustained Feb. 15 vs. Philadelphia … Established career highs for assists (2.8), steals (1.69), blocks (1.07), field goal percentage (.471), three-point field goal percentage (.396), free throw percentage (.805) and minutes (39.9) … Ranked second on the team in scoring (19.8 points) in 54 games (all starts) … Developed into one of the league’s top shot-makers by hitting clutch shots in three memorable wins … Hit third career game-winning buzzer-beater Nov. 20 vs. Miami, a pull-up baseline jumper over LeBron James … Sank a go-ahead jumper with 0.8 seconds remaining Jan. 24 at Toronto … Led Memphis to a win Dec. 8 at Phoenix by draining a three-pointer to send the game into overtime … Set a career high with seven assists Feb. 2 at Minnesota … Blocked a career-high six shots Nov. 30, vs. LA Lakers, including sealing the victory with a swat on Metta World Peace’s three-point attempt on the final play of the game … Playoffs: Inactive all 13 postseason games while recovering from left shoulder surgery.

2009-10: Ranked second on the team in scoring (19.6 points) in 39.7 minutes in 80 games (all starts) … Finished tied for 18th in the NBA in scoring, 17th in steals and third in minutes … Exploded for a career-high 41 points Dec. 13 at Miami, tying Mike Miller’s franchise record for points in a win … Set career highs for free throws made (11) and attempted (13) Nov. 7 at L.A. Clippers …Tied a career high with 13 rebounds Nov. 2 at Sacramento … 2008- 09: Recorded 18.9 points, 5.5 rebounds. 1.24 steals and 37.3 minutes in 79 games (78 starts) … Led the team in scoring and steals for a second consecutive season … Made a baseline jumper as time expired in Memphis’ home opener Oct. 31 vs. Orlando, giving the organization its first home-opening win since the 2000-01 Vancouver Grizzlies … Selected as one of four participants in the 2009 Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest but withdrew due to injury.

2007-08: Set a Memphis franchise record for points in a single season (1,632) and established a career high for scoring average (20.1 points)… Runner-up to Hedo Turkoglu for the 2007-08 NBA Most Improved Player Award … Became just the third player in Grizzlies franchise history to average 20 points per game (Shareef Abdur-Rahim from 1997-01, Pau Gasol from 2005-07) … Led the team in scoring and steals (1.37 )… Averaged 6.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 37.0 minutes over 81 games (all starts) … Participated in the 2008 Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest.

2006-07: Averaged 10.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 27.0 minutes in 78 games (43 starts) as a rookie … Selected to the 2006-07 All-Rookie First Team after placing fourth among first-year players in scoring, sixth in rebounding, fifth in steals (0.91), third in blocks (0.95) and fourth in minutes … Finished third in the balloting for the 2006-07 Rookie of the Year Award behind winner Brandon Roy and second-place Andrea Bargnani … Earned NBA Rookie of the Month honors for November 2006.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected in the first round (eighth overall) by Houston in 2006 NBA Draft... Draft rights traded by Houston with forward Stromile Swift to Memphis for forward Shane Battier on July 12, 2006... Traded by Memphis with centre Hamed Haddadi for guard Jose Calderon, forward Ed Davis, a second-round draft choice in 2013 and cash considerations as part of a three-team deal. Memphis traded Calderon to Detroit for Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince on January 30, 2013... Acquired by Sacramento with Quincy Acy and Aaron Gay from Toronto in exchange for Chuck Hayes, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Greivis Vasquez on December 9, 2013.

COLLEGE:
In two seasons at the University of Connecticut (2004-06), averaged 13.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 29.8 minutes in 64 games … Led the Huskies in scoring (15.2 points) while averaging 6.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 30.8 minutes in 33 games as a sophomore … Named first-team All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) … One of four finalists for the 2006 Naismith National Player of the Year Award … Scored a career-high 28 points Nov. 21 vs. Arkansas … Named to the 2006 Washington D.C. Regional All-Tournament Team … Finished collegiate career with 20 points and six rebounds in a career-high 42 minutes in an NCAA Elite Eight loss to George Mason on March 26 … Named Big East Rookie of the Year as a freshman after averaging 11.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists on .462 shooting in 28.8 minutes in 31 games … Shot .467 from three-point range … A unanimous Big East All-Rookie Team selection … Named National Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News … Earned Big East Rookie of the Week honors five times.

PERSONAL:
Full name is Rudy Carlton Gay, Jr. … Son of Rae and Rudy Gay, Sr … Has one brother, Eric, and three sisters, Brett, Yozmin and Candace … Was a longtime Hoops for St. Jude campaign ambassador in Memphis, donating $22,222.22 in each of his last three seasons in support of the campaign … Recipient of the Kia NBA Cares Community Assist Award for April 2012 in recognition of his outstanding efforts in the community and his ongoing philanthropic and charitable work … Led a group of teammates on a visit to St. Jude’s Grizzlies House in April 2012, where they spent time decorating cookies with boys and girls … Treated one young patient and his family to a dream dinner later in the month and invited the family to a Grizzlies game the following evening where they joined him on court during shootaround … Served as keynote speaker at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis’ annual Steak ‘N’ Burger Dinner, which helped the organization raise more than $300,000 … Lends support to the Stax Music Academy and has co-hosted the annual Staxtacular event for each of his last five campaigns in Memphis … Won the Kia NBA Cares Community Assist Award for March 2010 after helping raise fund for St. Jude Children’s Hospital … Hosted the 12th Annual SportsBall in 2009, a black-tie affair benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Memphis … Also has participated in programs benefiting Memphis Athletic Ministries, Read to Achieve, STREETS Ministries and Youth Villages … Participated in a “tryout” on April 24, 2009 with the Memphis Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A affiliate, hitting a home run … Majored in liberal arts at UConn.

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Height: 6'8''/ 2.03m
Weight: 230 lbs./ 104.3 kg
Born: August 17, 1986
From: University of Connecticut
Draft: 1st Round (8th pick) 2006 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2006
Years Pro: 8
Previous Teams:
  Sacramento Kings 2014 - 2014
  Toronto Raptors 2013 - 2013
  Sacramento Kings 2013 - 2013
  Memphis Grizzlies 2012 - 2012
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Prior to NBA/Country: Connecticut/USA

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