Once the blockbuster trade became official, Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy were given a nice ovation by Kings fans. Gay told the media that he wasn’t all that surprised by the trade. Per Cowbell Kingdom: “Gay’s thoughts on joining the Kings: ‘Excited to say the least. I have a couple guys with me that came with me. It’s a new beginning. I’ve been saying it all day. Obviously, they have a lot of young pieces and I’m glad to be a part of it.’ The 27-year-old forward on what he knows about his new team: ‘Well, obviously DeMarcus (Cousins). He’s a great player. He’s been a great player for a couple years now and he’s taken that leap. (They have a) new coach. Aaron Gray actually played for him, so he knows a lot about him. Other than that, we haven’t played them yet this year so I don’t know much other than that.’ Gay on how happy he is to get a fresh start in Sacramento: ‘I am. I’m very excited. Just being in a new jersey, new organization after kind of a rough patch in Toronto, I think it’s gonna be a good start for me.’ Gay on if he expected to be traded by the Raptors: ‘It wasn’t a surprise. I think timing was surprising to me, but I wasn’t surprised at all. I pretty much knew what direction the organization was going to go in.’”