Funny how things have changed in just a few months.
It wasn’t that long ago that Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay was maligned in the NBA world because he was seen as the poster child for inefficiency and was traded by two teams in the span of a year. You would’ve sworn he had leprosy.
But since his trade from the Toronto Raptors in December, Gay has been playing very well and teams have been paying attention.
According to a report via Sam Amick of USA Today the Phoenix Suns are ready to pounce on the Kings forward if he opts out of his deal and becomes a free agent in the summer.
The Sacramento Kings small forward has a player option for next season worth $19.3 million, and the Suns are expected to have serious interest if he decides to opt out. While second-year Suns general manager Ryan McDonough is clearly open to a star player of any kind, it’s believed that he would prefer it to be a perimeter player.
That’s a lot of money to leave on the table but as we saw with Andre Iguodala this past summer, players seem to value long-term security more than short-term gain.