Rudy Gay
American basketball player
Rudy Gay
Rudy Carlton Gay, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played collegiately at the University of Connecticut before turning pro.
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Torn Achilles may have ended Gay's season
Yahoo News - about 1 month
(Reuters) - Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay is believed to have suffered a season-ending torn left Achilles on Wednesday, the team announced. Gay went down in the third quarter of Sacramento’s 106-100 loss to the Indiana Pacers. The Kings will perform an MRI on Gay on Thursday.
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Sacramento Kings' Rudy Gay sells Memphis home to basketball coach Tubby Smith
LATimes - 9 months
Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay has passed his old home court in Memphis, Tenn., to new Memphis Tigers men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith for $1.48 million. The two-story house returned to market in mid-April and closed sale in less than two months, according to property records. Gay, who began...
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Sacramento Kings' Rudy Gay sells Memphis home to basketball coach Tubby Smith
LATimes - 9 months
Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay has passed his old home court in Memphis, Tenn., to new Memphis Tigers men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith for $1.48 million. The two-story house returned to market in mid-April and closed sale in less than two months, according to property records. Gay, who began...
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Sacramento Kings' Rudy Gay sells Memphis home to basketball coach Tubby Smith
LATimes - 9 months
Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay has passed his old home court in Memphis, Tenn., to new Memphis Tigers men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith for $1.48 million. The two-story house returned to market in mid-April and closed sale in less than two months, according to property records. Gay, who began...
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Sacramento Kings' Rudy Gay sells Memphis home to basketball coach Tubby Smith
LATimes - 9 months
Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay has passed his old home court in Memphis, Tenn., to new Memphis Tigers men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith for $1.48 million. The two-story house returned to market in mid-April and closed sale in less than two months, according to property records. Gay, who began...
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Sacramento Kings' Rudy Gay looks to pass his Memphis home to a new owner
LATimes - 11 months
With his season having already come to a close, Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay is turning his attention to business away from the court. He’s put his home in the suburbs of Memphis, Tenn., up for sale at $1.749 million. The 29-year-old Gay bought the property six years ago for about $1.176 million...
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Gay Scores 32 to Lead Kings Over Bucks, 111-104
NYTimes - about 1 year
Rudy Gay had 32 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Sacramento Kings snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 111-104 on Monday night.
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Kings halt Clippers' 10-game win streak
Yahoo News - about 1 year
(The Sports Xchange) - Forward DeMarcus Cousins had 19 points, 13 rebounds and six assists as the Sacramento Kings ended the Los Angeles Clippers' 10-game winning streak with a 110-103 victory on Saturday night at Staples Center. "To come in their house and get a win like this is good for us," said Cousins, who had 15 points in the first half. Forward Rudy Gay had 18 points and seven rebounds and forward Omri Casspi and guard Darren Collison came off the bench to add 17 points apiece for the Kings (17-23), who snapped a five-game skid against Los Angeles.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rudy Gay
    TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 28
    On December 15, 2015, he recorded 17 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block and a career-high 6 steals in a 107–97 win over the Houston Rockets.
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    On November 25, 2015, Gay scored a season-high 36 points in a 129–118 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
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  • 2014
    Age 27
    Gay appeared in just one of the Kings' final nine games of the 2014–15 season after experiencing headaches due to a concussion he received when he had a collision with his ex-teammate Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies on March 30.
    More Details Hide Details Gay had one of his best seasons in the NBA, averaging 21.1 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 68 games.
    On November 19, 2014, he signed a three-year, $40 million contract extension with the Kings.
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    On October 31, 2014, Gay scored 40 points in a 103–94 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
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    On June 22, 2014, Gay exercised his $19.3 million contract option with the Kings for the 2014–15 season.
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    On January 22, 2014, he tied his career-high of 41 points in the Kings' 114–97 win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
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  • 2013
    Age 26
    On December 9, 2013, the Raptors traded Gay, along with Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray, to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Greivis Vásquez, John Salmons, Chuck Hayes and Patrick Patterson.
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    On January 30, 2013, the Grizzlies traded Gay to the Toronto Raptors in a three-team deal that also included the Detroit Pistons.
    More Details Hide Details Gay set a franchise record by scoring 74 points in his first three games with the Raptors. The Raptors finished the 2012–13 season with a 34–48 win/loss record and missed the playoffs. He became the first player to lead two teams in scoring in the same season since Stephon Marbury in 2003–04. He averaged 19.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.73 steals and 34.7 minutes in 33 games (32 starts) with Toronto.
  • 2011
    Age 24
    He made his first postseason appearance in 2011–12, averaged a team-high 19. 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.
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    In 2011–12, Gay led the Grizzlies in scoring (19. points) and minutes (37.3), and averaged a career-high in rebounding (6.4).
    More Details Hide Details He posted 2.3 assists and .455 shooting in 65 games (all starts), and ranked 17th in the NBA in scoring, 16th in steals (1.46), sixth in minutes and seventh in dunks (110).
  • 2010
    Age 23
    In 2010, Gay helped the United States win its first FIBA World Championship gold medal since 1994, averaging 7. points, 2.9 rebounds and 1. steals in 13.4 minutes in nine games for the undefeated Americans.
    More Details Hide Details He was also a member of the national team in 2014 that collected the gold medal at the FIBA Basketball World Cup after an undefeated campaign. Gay is a Christian. In 2010, Gay was named an ambassador for the Hoops for St. Jude fundraising program for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and donated $20,000 to the program, which allowed donors to pledge a set amount of dollars for each point scored by Gay and other participating NBA players. In April 2010, Gay was awarded the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for March in recognition of his service to the Memphis community, particularly his ongoing support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. As a result, a $5,000 donation was given by the NBA on behalf of Gay to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Gay, who wore number 22 with Memphis, personally donated $22,222.22 to the hospital.
    He emerged as one of the league's premier small forwards in 2010–11, 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 on February 15 against the Philadelphia 76ers.
    More Details Hide Details He recorded 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). He also ranked second on the team in scoring (19.8 points) in 54 games (all starts). Gay watched from the sidelines as the Grizzlies defeated the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs in a first round upset before falling to the Oklahoma City Thunder in seven games in the Western Conference semi-finals. Gay passed Shane Battier (523) as the Grizzlies' all-time leader in steals on February 2, 2012 against the Atlanta Hawks.
    On July 8, 2010, Gay re-signed with the Memphis Grizzlies to a five-year, $82 million contract.
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  • 2009
    Age 22
    In 2009–10, he ranked second on the team in scoring (19.6 points) in 39.7 minutes in 80 games (all starts).
    More Details Hide Details He finished the season tied for 18th in the NBA in scoring, 17th in steals and third in minutes.
    On December 13, 2009, Gay scored a career-high 41 points against the Miami Heat, tying Mike Miller's franchise record for points in a win.
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  • 2008
    Age 21
    In 2008–09, Gay recorded 18.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.24 steals and 37.3 minutes in 79 games (78 starts).
    More Details Hide Details He made a baseline jumper as time expired in Memphis' home opener on October 31 against the Orlando Magic, giving the organization its first home-opening win since the 2000–01 season.
    After his invitation to the 2008 Slam Dunk Contest, Gay and YouTube teamed up for the Rudy Gay Slam Dunk Contest promotion, in which he asked fans to upload footage of their best dunks for him to attempt during the contest.
    More Details Hide Details During the contest, he performed a one handed reverse clutch dunk in the first round, and during the second round, teammate Kyle Lowry alley-ooped the ball off the bar and from behind the backboard; Gay regathered and pulled off a windmill dunk. He ended with a score of 85 but did not advance to the second round.
    He participated in the 2008 Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest, and finished runner-up to Hedo Türkoğlu for the 2007–08 NBA Most Improved Player Award.
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  • 2007
    Age 20
    In 2007–08, Gay's second season, he set a Grizzlies' franchise record for points in a single season (1,632) and established a career-high for scoring average (20.1 points), becoming just the third player in franchise history to average 20 points per game (behind only Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Pau Gasol).
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2006
    Age 19
    He also finished third in the balloting for the 2006–07 Rookie of the Year Award behind winner Brandon Roy and runner-up Andrea Bargnani.
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    He earned NBA Rookie of the Month honors for November 2006, and went on to be selected to the 2006–07 All-Rookie First Team after placing fourth among first-year players in scoring, sixth in rebounding, fifth in steals (.91), third in blocks (.95), and fourth in minutes.
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    Gay was selected with the eighth overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets, who then traded him and Stromile Swift to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Shane Battier on July 12.
    More Details Hide Details Gay immediately signed his rookie scale contract with the Grizzlies upon being acquired by the team. Gay averaged 10.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 27. minutes in 78 games (43 starts) as a rookie.
    On April 24, 2006, Gay declared for the 2006 NBA draft.
    More Details Hide Details In February 2012, Gay was inducted into the "Huskies of Honor".
  • 2005
    Age 18
    He scored a career-high 28 points on November 21, 2005 against Arkansas.
    More Details Hide Details Gay led the Huskies to a 30–3 record, and finished his college 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.
    In the summer of 2005, Gay played for United States' Men's Under-21 World Championship Team.
    More Details Hide Details He averaged 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game over the tournament. Before his sophomore season began, Gay was nominated as Big East Preseason Player of the Year, along with Syracuse guard Gerry McNamara. After the season concluded, Gay was one of four division one college players nominated for the Naismith College Player of the Year Award (along with J. J. Redick, Adam Morrison and Allan Ray). Also, he was a unanimous selection to the First-team All-Big East. He 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. He was named first-team All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and was named to the 2006 Washington, D.C. Regional All-Tournament Team.
  • 2004
    Age 17
    As a freshman at Connecticut in 2004–05, Gay was a co-winner (with Jeff Green of Georgetown) of the Big East Conference Rookie of the Year award after averaging 11.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists on .462 shooting in 28.8 minutes in 31 games.
    More Details Hide Details He was a unanimous Big East All-Rookie Team selection, was named National Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News, and earned Big East Rookie of the Week honors five times.
    Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Gay was listed as the No. 2 small forward and the No. 5 player in the nation in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details Gay's college recruitment and decision to attend the University of Connecticut over the University of Maryland were controversial. Gay had expressed a desire to attend Maryland and said that he grew up rooting for the team, but he ultimately chose UConn. Because of the heavy involvement of an AAU coach and a high school coach, there was the appearance of impropriety, although no NCAA recruiting violations were discovered. The NCAA adopted a new scheduling rule after UConn paid $25,000 to schedule a game against the Beltway Ballers, an ad hoc AAU team that consisted of Gay's former teammates. Although it violated no standing rule at the time, media observers and Connecticut staff considered it directly connected to the recruitment. According to individuals close to Maryland head coach Gary Williams, the recruitment demonstrated that rule bending is often necessary to secure highly touted players, which Williams said he is unwilling to do, even at the expense of recruiting.
  • 2002
    Age 15
    He began playing basketball for Spalding as a junior in 2002–03, earning first team All-Baltimore Catholic League honors as a junior and senior, and was also honored as the Baltimore Sun's co-player of the year as a senior.
    More Details Hide Details He was the Washington Post All-Met Basketball Player of the Year, a McDonald's All-American, and a Parade first-team All-American in his senior year after averaging 21.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game.
    He began his junior year with Eastern Tech, but in September 2002, he transferred to Archbishop Spalding in Severn.
    More Details Hide Details This prompted the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association to review its transfer rules.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1986
    Born
    Born on August 17, 1986.
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