Rudy Gay Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Surrounding Kings Star

September 19th, 2016 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »

Rudy Gay has reportedly informed the Sacramento Kings he'll decline his 2017 player option to become an unrestricted free agent. Because he's "unlikely to negotiate a new deal to return to the franchise," according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, he's a potential trade piece.

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Kings Reportedly Shopping Gay Monday, Sept. 19 Per Wojnarowski, Gay's reported desire to leave the team after the 2016-17 season "could increase pressure on the organization to trade Gay sooner rather than later," though the team has "shown no inclination to move Gay without a substantial package in return."

Several teams have contacted the Kings about putting together a deal to acquire Gay, according to Wojnarowski, though "teams say those conversations have yet to find traction" because "some teams have been unclear with what exactly Sacramento wants in return, and others say the asking price is too unreasonable."

In part, that is likely because the Kings still hope to compete for the playoffs this coming season behind a core led by DeMarcus Cousins, Gay, Willie Cau ...

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