Rudy Gay

#8F

Rudy

Gay

2016 - 17 MPGFG%3P%FT%PPGRPGAPGBPG
SEASON 33.8 45.5 37.2 85.5 18.7 6.3 2.8 0.9
CAREER STATS 35.6 45.2 34.5 79.6 18.4 5.9 2.3 0.8

HEIGHT

6 ft8 in

/ 2.03m

WEIGHT

230 lbs

/ 104.3kg

LATEST VIDEOS

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Check out the latest headlines from around the association, including injury news and an early look at free agency.

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Klay Thompson leads the Warriors with 35 points in a 109-86 win over the Kings.

0021600696 SAC IND recap

Paul George scores 33 points as the Pacers defeat the Kings 115-111.

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Paul George scores 24 points, Jeff Teague adds 22 points with 11 assists as Indiana wins 106-100.

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Garrett Temple finds Rudy Gay on the wing who drives, slips and leaves the game with a leg injury.

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DeMarcus Cousins finds Rudy Gay for the huge jam.

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Darren Collison on the break makes the lob to Rudy Gay for the dunk.

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DeMarcus Cousins forces the turnover, Garrett Temple makes the outlet and Darren Collison lays it off to Rudy Gay for the jam.

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Rudy Gay drives to the hole and hits the shots and-one.

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LeBron James scores 16 points and dishes a season-high 15 assists as the Cavaliers pick up the road win in Sacramento, 120-108.

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Rudy Gay cuts through the paint and gets the feed from DeMarcus Cousins for the and-one score.

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DeMarcus Cousins finishes with 24 points and 13 rebounds in the Kings win over the Pistons.

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Rudy Gay turns the ball over but makes the chase down block on Stanley Johnson.

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Rudy Gay swings it over to DeMarcus Cousin who drills the 3-pointer.

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Stephen Curry made five 3-pointers and scores 30 points as the Warriors beat the Kings 117-106.

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Tyler Johnson scores 23 points, Goran Dragic adds 19 as the Heat hold off the Kings' late rally and win it 107-102.

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DeMarcus Cousins records 31 points and six assists, Darren Collison adds 26 points and seven assists as the Kings defeat the Nuggets.

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C.J. McCollum leads a balanced attack with 20 points and seven assists to top the Kings 102-89.

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DeMarcus Cousins notches 30 points as the Kings comeback to beat the 76ers, 102-100.

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Rudy Gay works on the baseline and gets to the rim for the explosive dunk.


PLAYER BIO

Professional History

NBA CAREER

Averaging 18.4 ppg (.452 FG%, .344 3pt%, .793 FT%), 5.9 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.3 spg and 35.7 mpg in 723 career games (started 685) in 10 seasons with three teams: Memphis (2006-07 – 2012-13), Toronto (2012-13 – 2013-14) and Sacramento (2013-14 – 2015-16) ... All-time Grizzlies franchise leader in steals (640) ... One of four NBA players to compile at least 6,000 points, 2,000 rebounds, 500 steals and 250 blocks over the last five seasons (LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Josh Smith) ... Holds career postseason averages of 19.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists on .421 shooting in seven playoff games.

NBA HONORS/AWARDS

Named to the 2006-07 All-Rookie First Team ... Earned Rookie of the Month in November 2006

TRANSACTIONS/CAREER NOTES

Selected after sophomore season by Houston Rockets in first round (8th overall) of 2006 NBA Draft ... Draft rights traded by Rockets with Stromile Swift to Memphis Grizzlies for Shane Battier (7/12/06) ... Traded by the Grizzlies to the Toronto Raptors as part of a three-team trade - Grizzlies traded Gay and Hamed Haddadi for Jose Calderon, Ed Davis, a second-round draft choice in 2013 and cash considerations (1/30/13) ... Traded by the Raptors with Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings for Chuck Hayes, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Greivis Vasquez (12/9/14) ... Exercised his contract option for the 2014-15 season (6/25/14)

USA BASKETBALL

Member of the 2014-16 USA Men’s National Team pool ... Averaged 6.0 ppg (.478 FG%, .556 FT%), 3.7 rpg, 1.4 apg and 13.9 mpg in nine games off the bench for the USA squad that won a second consecutive FIBA World Cup gold medal in Madrid, Spain ... Recorded 11 points in the 129-92 win over Serbia in the championship game (9/14/14) ... Captured the gold medal with Team USA at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey, averaging 7.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.00 spg, 0.89 bpg and 13.4 mpg in nine games for the undefeated Americans (9-0) ... Helped guide Team USA to its first gold medal in the event since 1994 ... Participated in the 2009 and 2010 USA Basketball Showcase, an intra- squad scrimmage played on the final day of the Team USA mini-camp in Las Vegas; led team in scoring with 27 points in 2009 and 23 points in 2010 ... Named to the 2010-12 Team USA Men’s National Team Program on Feb. 10, 2010 ... Competed as a member of the USA Men’s U21 World Championship team in Summer 2005, averaging 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in eight games as the team finished fifth with a 7-1 record

2015-16 (Sacramento)

Averaged 17.2 ppg (.463 FG%, .344 3pt%, .780 FT%), 6.5 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.43 spg and 34.0 mpg in starting all 70 games he has played in ... Missed one game (11/13) due to Gastroenteritis ... Missed one game (11/21) with a left shoulder strain ... Missed two games (1/21, 1/23) due to left heel contusion ... NWT - corneal abrasion, left eye in two games (1/26, 1/28) ... Missed one game (2/7) due to a left ankle sprain ... Missed two games (2/29, 3/2) due to a right shoulder strain ... Missed three games (3/28, 4/5, 4/13) due to rest ... Scored in double-figures in 61 games, 20 or more in 24, 30 or more in three ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in eight games ... Recorded seven double-doubles ... Led team in scoring in 12 games, rebounding in 13 ... Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded first double-double of the season with 13 points (6-13 FG, 1-1 FT) and a season-high and game-high 12 rebounds to go along with two assists and one steal in 25 minutes before leaving the game with a left shoulder strain with 5:16 left in the third quarter at Miami (11/19/15) ... Returning to the lineup after missing one game due to a left shoulder strain, scored a season-best 28 points (13-21 FG, 2-4 3pt, 0-1 FT), 10 rebounds and one steal in 42 minutes at Charlotte (11/23/15) ... Recorded 17 points (6-11 FG, 2-5 3pt, 3-5 FT), a game-high 13 rebounds, three assists, a career-best six steals and one block in 35 minutes vs. Houston (12/15/15) ... Hit game-winning shot with 0.9 seconds left to lift Kings over Jazz, 103-101 (1/14/16), finishing with 24 points (9-17 FG, 1-4 3pt, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds, one assist and three steals in 39 minutes ... Tallied game-high 32 points (13-20 FG, 1-3 3pt, 5-6 FT), nine rebounds, six assists, two steals in 38 minutes in a win vs. Milwaukee (2/1/16)

2014-15 (Sacramento)

Averaged a career-high 21.1 ppg (.455 FG%, .359 3pt%, .858 FT%), 5.9 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.04 spg and 35.4 mpg in 68 games (reserve in 1) ... Missed two games (11/25/14, 11/26/14) due to right Achilles tendinitis ... Missed one game (1/16/15) due to left knee capsule sprain ... Missed one game (2/8/15) due to sore left foot ... Missed two games (3/14/15, 3/16/15) due to left patellar tendon strain ... Missed three games (4/1-4/5/15) due to a concussion ... DND-rest in five games (4/8-4/15/15) ... Scored in double-figures in 64 games, 20 or more in 46, 30 or more in five, 40 or more in one ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in one game ... Dished 10 or more assists in one game ... Recorded 2 double-doubles ... Led Kings in scoring in 28 games, rebounding in three and assists in 16 ... Left game vs. Dallas (1/13/15) with left knee strain (1:44, 1st QTR) ... Suffered a concussion in the 3rd quarter at Memphis (3/30/15)

2013-14 (Toronto/Sacramento)

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 all 55 games he played in 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 he played in 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 ... Among NBA leaders, ranked 19th in scoring ... Top Single-Game Performances: Matched career-high in points (41) while recording eight rebounds and five assists in 42 minutes at New Orleans ... Scored 10,000th career point on a turnaround jumper with 3:46 left in the fourth quarter at Memphis (1/29/14) ... 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 was the 2nd most points scored by a Kings player in his debut in the Sacramento era, fourth most in a Kings debut

2012-13 (Memphis/Toronto)

Averaged 18.2 ppg (.416 FG%, .323 3pt%, .814 FT%), 6.1 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.51 spg and 35.8 mpg in 75 games (started 74) with Memphis and Toronto ... Averaged 17.2 ppg (.408 FG%, .310 3pt%, .776 FT%), 5.9 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.3 spg and 36.7 mpg in starting all 42 games he played in for Memphis ... Averaged 19.5 ppg (.425 FG%, .336 3pt%, .856 FT%), 6.4 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.7 spg and 34.7 mpg in 33 games (started 32) for Toronto ... Ranked 16th in NBA scoring and 21st in steals per game ... Scored in double figures in 68-of-75 games ... Scored 20 or more points 32 times, with two games of 30 or more points ... Recorded six double-doubles ... First player to lead two teams in scoring in the same season since Stephon Marbury in 2003-04 ... Left the Grizzlies leading the team in scoring for the second consecutive season ... With the Grizzlies, scored in double-figures in 40 games, 20 or more points in 13 games and recorded three double-doubles ... Scored 20 or more points 19 times for the Raptors ... Did not dress for three games due to a sore back (3/2/13, 3/10/13, 3/23/13) ... Left in the second quarter vs. New York (3/22/13) due to a sore back ... Scored 25 or more points in three straight games (3/15-3/20/13) ... Top Single-Game Performances: Recorded season-high 34 points vs. Detroit (4/1/13) ... Grabbed a season-high-tying 12 rebounds, a career- high 11 coming on the defensive end vs. Atlanta (3/27/13) ... Scored 26 of his 32 points in the second half vs. New York (2/22/13) ... Drained the game-winning bucket with 4.9 seconds remaining vs. Denver (2/12/13) ... Became the first Raptor to score 20 or more points and lead the team in scoring in his first five games (2/1-2/10/13) ... Made the game winner with 1.7 seconds left in overtime at Indiana (2/8/13) ... Recorded 25 points and a season-high 12 rebounds vs. Boston (2/6/13) for his first double-double with the Raptors ... Scored 29 points vs. Miami (2/3/13) in his first start with Toronto ... Had a game-high 20 points off the bench in his Raptors debut vs. L.A. Clippers (2/1/13) ... Made go-ahead jump hook with 13.9 seconds remaining to lift Memphis to victory at Philadelphia (1/28/13)

2011-12 (Memphis)

Averaged 19.0 ppg (.455 FG%, .312 3pt%, .791 FT%), 6.4 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.46 spg and 37.3 mpg in starting all 65 games he played in ... Missed one game on vs. LA Lakers (3/13/12) due to a mild concussion sustained at Denver (3/11/12) ... Scored in double-figures in 60 games ... Tallied 20 or more points in 33 games ... Had one 30-point game ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in eight games ... Recorded eight double-doubles ... Led the Grizzlies in scoring and minutes ... Ranked 17th in the NBA in scoring, 16th in steals, 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) ... Memphis went 24-9 when Gay scored 20 points ... Passed Shane Battier as the Grizzlies’ all- time leader in steals at Atlanta (2/2/12) ... Had consecutive double-doubles against San Antonio and Oklahoma City in the first two games of the season ... NBA PLAYOFFS: Making his first postseason appearance, averaged a team-high 19.0 ppg (.421 FG%, .211 3pt%, .825 FT%), 6.6 rpg, 1.4 apg, 1.3 spg and 39.9 mpg in starting all seven games he played in 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 at the Clippers (5/5/12)

2010-11 (Memphis)

Averaged 19.8 ppg (a career-high .471 FG%, .396 3pt%, .805 FT%), 6.2 rpg, a career-high 2.8 apg, a career-high 1.69 spg, a career-high 1.07 bpg and a career-high 39.9 mpg in starting all 54 games he played in ... Missed the final 23 regular season games and all of the 2011 Playoffs due to a left shoulder subluxation sustained Feb. 15 vs. Philadelphia ... Ranked second on the team in scoring ... 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 vs. Miami (11/20/10), a pull-up baseline jumper over LeBron James; Sank a go-ahead jumper with 0.8 seconds remaining at Toronto (1/24/11); Led Memphis to a win at Phoenix (12/8/10) by draining a three-pointer to send the game into overtime ... NBA PLAYOFFS: Inactive all 13 postseason games while recovering from left shoulder surgery

2009-10 (Memphis)

Averaged 19.6 ppg (.466 FG%, .327 3pt%, .753 FT%), 5.9 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.5 and 39.7 mpg in starting all 80 games he played in ... Ranked second on the team in scoring ... Finished tied for 18th in the NBA in scoring, 17th in steals and third in minutes ... Exploded for a career-high 41 points at Miami (12/13/09), tying Mike Miller’s franchise record for points in a win

2008-09 (Memphis)

Averaged 18.9 ppg (.453 FG%, .351 3pt%, .767 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.24 spg and 37.3 mpg in 79 games (started 78) ... Led the team in scoring and steals for a second consecutive season ... Made a baseline jumper as time expired in Memphis’ home opener vs. Orlando (10/31/08), 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 (Memphis)

Averaged 20.1 ppg (.461 FG%, .346 3pt%, .785 FT%), 6.2 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.37 spg, 1.0 bpg and 37.0 mpg in starting all 81 games he played in ... Set a Memphis franchise record for points in a single season (1,632) and established a career high for scoring average (20.1 ppg) ... 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 ... Participated in the 2008 Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest

2006-07 (Memphis)

Averaged 10.8 ppg (.422 FG%, .364 3pt%, .727 FT%), 4.5 rpg, 1.3 apg and 27.0 mpg in 78 games (started 43) 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

COLLEGE CAREER

In two seasons at the University of Connecticut (2004-05 - 2005-06), averaged 13.6 ppg (.461 FG%, .378 3pt%, .721 FT%), 5.9 rpg, 1.8 apg and 29.8 mpg in 64 games ... As a sophomore, led the Huskies in scoring (15.2 ppg) while averaging 6.4 rpg, 2.1 apg and 30.8 mpg in 33 games ... 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 vs. Arkansas (11/21) ... 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 (3/26/06) ... Named Big East Rookie of the Year as a freshman after averaging 11.8 ppg (.462 FG%, .467 3pt%), 5.4 rpg, 1.5 apg and 28.8 mpg in 31 games ... 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 bene ting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Memphis ... Also has participated in programs bene ting 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 af liate, hitting a home run ... Majored in liberal arts at UConn

Traditional Season Stats

SeasonGPMINFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTTOVSTLBLKPFDD2TD3PTS+/-
Season2016 30GP 1012MIN 201FGM 442FGA 45.5FG% 423PM 1133PA 37.23P% 118FTM 138FTA 85.5FT% 35OREB 155DREB 190REB 83AST 74TOV 44STL 26BLK 79PF 4DD2 0TD3 562PTS 68+/-

Career Snapshot

Advanced Player Stats
YearTeamGPGSMINPTSFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%OREBDREBREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
2016SAC3030101256220144245.54211337.211813885.535155190834426747968
2015SAC707023781204466100746.37421534.41982547810335345612010051139184-82
2014SAC686724081432508111645.57922035.933739385.8983013992507141183157-108
2013SAC55551892110740784448.24313831.225029983.6842203041696733165124-180
2013TOR181863835013033538.8225937.3688877.3291041334028235947-27
2012TOR3332114664324056542.54413133.611913985.6431692129457229495168
2012MEM4242154072328168840.8401293112115677.656193249108563110487489
2011MEM656524221232485106745.55417331.220826379.1130287417147955516113896
2010MEM54542151106940986947.15714439.619424180.5822543361539158135131136
2009MEM808031741567600128846.66620232.730140075.2115357472153118641692016
2008MEM797829451493572126245.38524235.126434476.71093284371359859203221-435
2007MEM818129991632625135546.113438734.624831678.514035949915811179190230-980
2006MEM7843210384632176042.25214336.415220972.7932553481007174140192-125

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