Rudy Gay finally spoke up regarding the rumors that the Sacramento Kings may possibly trade him, according to Chat Sports. He said that management should first make sure that the players are "happy with what they are doing." Gay said that this has not been the case.
"I have no idea," he said about where the team is headed. "I suit up and give it my all. That's all I can do in this situation, that's all you can do. Go out there and play as much as you can. Obviously, we don't have anything to really build on. We have a new coach. I think that's the only thing we can really build on. New coach and seeing how it plays out."
Per Sactown Royalty:
You mentioned people are wondering if you are going to be here next season. I imagine you are like most of the guys in the league and try not to pay attention to that stuff, but do you pay attention to trade rumors and does it bother you?“I mean it’s been pretty loud as of late so it’s hard not to pay attention to it. I think it just goes to, I don’t know, I think there’s always ways to do things and in this situation I don’t think it’s going about the right way. No matter what your intentions to do with your players, I would think the first thing you want to do is make sure people are happy with what you are doing. That hasn’t been the case.”So you haven’t had much communication with the franchise as far as your future?“No, I haven’t. I’ve had communication, but not the kind of communication that I would say I like.”So how about next season? What do you think about Dave Joerger and if you are still here, what do you see the potential of the team being?“I don’t know. Honestly, I haven’t paid attention. I don’t even know who our new players are to be honest with you. I’ve just been focused on trying to be healthy and trying to get in shape and get ready for the season, wherever that might be.”
At this point in your career, what are you looking for as a player?
Stability. I feel like I still have a lot of years left. With stability, look at people like Jamal Crawford, look at people like Paul Pierce, a lot of people. When they have that stability and they know what their worth is for a team and what their job is for a team, how they can work on that and play for that team ...
Divac initially saying that he hadn’t heard Gay’s comments. Once informed of what the veteran wing had told the media, Divac weighed in.
“He has my number,” Divac told CSN California. “If I do something, I will call him. Obviously, if I didn’t call him, we didn’t do anything.”
He didn't officially ask for a trade, but he wants out and Kings know that. Probably, Vlade Divac still searching for the best options for the Sacramento Kings and what they could get if they decide to trade Rudy Gay.
He averaged 17.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 70 games for the Kings last season, and he is still one of the best PF/SF player in the league.
Teams like Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Clippers could be a very interesting destination for him.
However, maybe New Orleans Pelicans could try to send the offer for Rudy Gay, because Anthony Davis is the only superstar, and with this roster so far, they will not play in the NBA Playoffs 2017.
What do you think, where is the best destination for Rudy Gay?