Former Sacramento King, Rudy Gay, has just agreed to a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs. Gay has never made an appearance as an All-Star but has put up All-Star level stats year-by-year. He has been an extremely consistent scorer over the past ten seasons, averaging at least 17 points a game. Rudy has also proved to be a solid rebounder, averaging 5.9 rebounds for his career. Additionally, Gay has proved to be a relatively high percentage shooter, shooting 45% from the field, 34.5% from 3, and 79.6% from the free throw line.
Gay’s ruptured Achilles tendon is a difficult injury for an NBA player to get over. With Gay’s past stats in mind, he will need to work extremely hard to work through the tough injury that cut his previous seasons short.
That being said, Gregg Popovich and the Spurs might be the best solution for Rudy Gay to overcome the injury. Popovich is notorious for resting all of his players, even his stars. With the Spurs, Gay should be able to get consistent playing time while getting more than sufficient rest.
At age 30, Rudy Gay should still be able to put a few more solid NBA seasons. Hopefully, Popovich finds the right combination of starts and rest days to propel Gay back into form.