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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 10:10 am  |  5 responses

Rudy Gay Gets Standing Ovation from Sacramento Kings Fans (VIDEO)

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.’”

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  • Jeremy de Sa

    A standing ovation? Have they not heard his contract for next year is a PLAYER option?

  • anon

    It’s all good while it’s the honeymoon and he’s hitting game winners and surprising people. Then reality sets in and he’s jacking up 37 shots in a game…we’ll see how long before the applause turn to boos.

  • spit hot fiyah

    http://www.sbnation.com/2013/12/9/5191354/rudy-gay-trade-kings-raptors-grizzlies-hook

    this was a very interesting read regarding rudy gay’s usage rate and his efficiency

  • patrick

    video is private

  • dont

    Whats your point? Are you trying to say hell leave just because he doesnt wanna be in “cowtown?” While that MIGHT be true, remember webber had a player option too and he stayed..plus with DMC, the potential in ben and DW and the way IT been playing lately, any veteran 3 of his caliber would be stupid not to give this young team a shot.hes exactly what theyve been missing for years.

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