Rudy was interviewed by Marc Stein and he had this to say about Toronto
Q: How hard has it been to watch Toronto kind of take off without you?
A: It's not [hard]. I love those guys. DeMar [DeRozan] just texted me five minutes ago ... literally. We'll always be brothers. That's my little brother. I love to see him have this success [and make the East All-Star squad]. He's been in the doghouse of the NBA for a long time. I think now he's getting his just due.
Already two threads on this one ;)
Threads merged Ambidextrious. ;)
my bad just realized axel already had the same thread going lol
Thanks .40 Cal
I'm very curious to see who guards Gay (assuming it's Ross but I'm sure Demar wants a go) and how the team mentally handles this game.
Probably will see a lot of Hayes tonight to bother Cousins.
Rudy Gay was never a bad guy in Toronto. Not a bad player, not a bad teammate. He had a big contract, and at the time, it wasn't working. I like the guy, wish him well, and respect that he isn't shitting all over the Raptors like most of the ex players have.
Good on um.
Hard fould and serious defence all over his ass tonight however.... but yeah, Rudy is ok.
I knew there wasnt as much drama in Gay's departure as we thought.
I think Rudy realized that he can be a great player by playing off of other guys. In T.O., he was broadcast as the man, the man who was going to lead Toronto to the playoffs. All the shots, all the shine, all the attention. Simply put, he is much better playing off of other great players like he is in Sacramento.
Im honestly glad this trade seems to have worked out for Rudy Gay as well as for the Raptors.
Oh I'm so giddy at seeing t Ross guard Rudy! Ross gonna play with a chip on his shoulder? The raptors gonna play like the little brother showing his big brother that he's better than him?
As talented and confident he is at taking the last shot in a game (and that's debatable), he's better in the flow and without the pressure of being the go to guy on every possession.