Rudy Gay

RUDY GAY (SAS)

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#22•R. GAY

F • 6’8, 230 lbs; 14th year, UConn

HYBRID

NBA ROLE: SCORING, HYBRID FORWARD

 

Rudy Gay’s been one of the most magnificent scorers at the forward position the majority of his career; Gay gives you about 15-18 points every single night – can do so much on offense: fadeaway J’s, threes, elbow post-ups, quick swing-thrus – tough matchup, often commands attn from top defenders; transitioned to the four spot in SA – struggles with stronger guys on D but uses his speed and shooting ability to create mismatches; reputation as a ‘me-first’ player, a narrative created (largely) because of Gay’s inconsistent history; works well as a hybrid scorer for Coach Pop – Rudy doesn't need big minutes, still provides a vital offensive punch 


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CROSSOVER --> LEANING FADER


MORE ON R. GAY

  • Career: 17.6 points/game, 5.9 rebounds/game, 46% FG

  • Avg. career-high 21.1 points/game (2014-15)

  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (2007)

  • The Most Interesting Man in the NBA – forgotten classic!

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 78