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Rudy Gay: By the Numbers

Check out a breakdown of Gay’s 8-year career on-and-off the court, featuring his best start since entering the NBA in 2006.
by Steven Wilson
Writer, Digital

59

Double-Doubles

With 23 points and 10 rebounds against the Oklahoma City Thunder on November 9, 2014, Sacramento's star small forward tallied his 59th double-double of his career and his sixth in a Kings uniform.

41

Career-High Points

On January 21, 2014, No. 8 poured in a career-high-tying 41 points on 16-of-25 from the field and 5-of-8 from behind the arc against the Pelicans. The last time Gay tallied that many points in a single game was against the Miami Heat on December 13, 2009, as a member of the Memphis Grizzlies.

40

Season-High Points

On Halloween night this year against Portland, the “Great Rudini” joined Oscar Robertson as only two players in franchise history to produce the first 40-point game of an NBA season.

18

The Baltimore native is one of only 18 players in NBA history to amass at least 10,000 points, 3,400 rebounds, 1,200 assists and 800 steals before his 29th birthday, joining NBA greats like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett with that achievement.

12

NBA Scoring Rank

Averaging 21.8 points per game this season, Gay is currently ranked 12th in the NBA in scoring. His teammate, Cousins, is sitting in ninth place with 22.5 points per outing.

11

NBA Free Throw Rank

Rudy ranks 11th in the League this year in free throws attempted with 7.3 per game. He also ranks eighth in free throws made per game with 6.3. Furthermore, his 86-percent shooting clip from the charity stripe is his best percentage of his career.

8

Career-High Assists

At Dallas on November 11, 2014, the former McDonald’s All-American handed out a career-high-tying eight assists for the third time in his career. Eight also represents Rudy’s number in Sacramento, the number of years he’s been in the league and the position at which he was selected overall in the 2006 NBA Draft.

6

20-Point Games

In one of his most prolific stretches in his career, the UConn product has six 20-point outings this season, including a stretch of three-straight against Oklahoma City, Dallas and Memphis.

06-07

As a member of the Grizzlies, Gay earned Rookie of the Month honors in November 2006, and was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team for the 2006–07 season finishing third in NBA Rookie of the Year voting behind Toronto’s Andrea Bargnani and Portland’s Brandon Roy, who won the award.

5.1

Defensive RPG

Second on the team behind DeMarcus Cousins, Gay is averaging 5.1 defensive rebounds per game this season − the highest output of his career.

5

Siblings

The son of an R&B singer – Rudy Gay, Sr. of Ace Spectrum − Rudy has five siblings.

3.6

Assists Per Game

Trailing only Darren Collison in assists-per-game through 11 outings, the Kings small forward has displayed excellent court-vision this season distributing a career-high 3.6 helpers per contest.

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This past summer, Gay joined teammate DeMarcus Cousins to help lead the USA Men’s National Team to a first-place finish in the 2014 FIBA World Cup tournament. En route to the gold medal, the 6-foot-8 forward amassed 54 points, 33 rebounds, 13 assists, three blocks and nine steals.

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True Shooting Percentage

This season, Gay is off to his best start thanks to his .552 true-shooting percentage, which takes into account 2-point and 3-point field goals as well as free throws. Over his career, he owns a .528 true-shooting percentage and in 55 games with the Kings last season, he posted a .567 clip.

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