How about Rudy Gay last night?! 17pts 7/11 shooting 2rbs 2stl in limited mins.
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Sports Illustrated thinks Gay can be an All-Star
http://nba.si.com/2013/10/08/nba-all...sct=nba_t1t_a2Rudy Gay, Raptors: Like [Josh] Smith, Gay benefits from an increased profile on his new squad. The Raptors haven’t made it to the postseason since 2008, and someone will get some love if they can hang in contention into January. Clearly the No. 1 guy in Toronto (at least until Jonas Valanciunas fully blooms), Gay is also in position to be one of the league’s top 10 scorers, and nine of the top 10 scorers last season earned All-Star nods (Curry was the only exception). Hopefully, the coaches will only reward Gay if his efficiency numbers take a big leap forward, but he’s lurking if Toronto starts well and someone like George unexpectedly falters.
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He has the be smarter in general with the shots that he takes.
I've noticed that he doesn't take many highly contested long-twos, or contested perimeter shots, but he stops the ball and team movement when it comes to him, and takes many shots outside of the offense. He needs to get closer to the basket (post-ups, drives, off p-&-r's), and he should think about doing something with the ball within a short period of time.
No news to Raptors fans, Bill Simmons says the plan is to trade Rudy.
There's no way Ujiri is planning on trading Gay FOR SURE. If he wanted Gay gone, he would have been traded by now. I think it's quite clear he wants to see how the group plays together before making a decision at the deadline
2014 draft. that is all
Of course Rudy would headline this topic.
Rudy Gay, Toronto Raptors:* This is a big season for Gay. He has long been paid like a superstar and this season Toronto needs him to play like one. If last night is any indication, Gay is headed in the right direction as he kicked in 17 points on 7-for-11 shooting in 23 minutes. The Gay situation is tenuous for a couple of reasons: The Raptors need Gay to have an All-Star caliber year, and for Gay’s part he needs that too as he has the option to hit free agency in July. Unfortunately for Gay he has never really produced to the level of his hype and certainly not to the level of his paycheck. For the 2013-14 season, Gay is the 14th highest paid player in the NBA, yet logged a 15.66 PER which ranked him 125th in the NBA last season. For Gay to continue to command All-Star money, especially in his next deal, he’s going to have to show All-Star ability this season. For a future in Toronto he’ll need to prove that he can be more than an 18 point per game scorer, he needs to lead them to the postseason. Achieving both could pay off for both the Raptors and Gay; failing to achieve could signal big change in Toronto and a much lower market value for Gay if he opts out of his contract.
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I don't care about the contract; I want Rudy on the team.
Unfortunately, professional sports doesn't work like that.
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Thank god you're only just an insignificant fan lol
Wait... so is Brian Colangelo now.
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I probably would've worded it differently. But i agree with you
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Despite the contract I want Rudy Gay on my team. The guy brings the sizzle that we haven't had since Vince. He has elevated DeRozan's game as well, big time. We have one of the best wing pairs in the league.
You started the same thread 2 days ago, and it got moved to everything Rudy Gay. Now you're just trolling
A lot has been made about DeRozan but I just noticed Rudy's stat line this preseason:
14 points per game
8 field goal attempts
6.8 free throw attempts
IN 20 MINUTES PER GAME*
*insert typical "Its just preseason!" here.
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Yes its just pre season but come on making shots is making shots, and Rudy, Fields, DeMar and Ross are picking better ones maybe not so much Ross but you get the idea. 3s or nothing outside 16 ft love it.
Not to preach Bryan but his "Organic growth" statement is true... broken plays are solved with good team chemistry.
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