Kings GM on Frustrated Rudy Gay: ‘He Has My Number’

by July 28, 2016

Rudy Gay and the Sacramento Kings appear to be headed for an ugly breakup, and general manager Vlade Divac says the veteran forward should reach out if he has any concerns about his future with the franchise.

Gay, 29, is owed $13.3 million next season and has a player option in 2017-18 for $14.3 million.

The Kings are hoping to get value in return for Gay instead of simply a salary dump.

Per CSN Bay Area:

“He has my number,” Divac said. “If I do something, I will call him. Obviously, if I didn’t call him, we didn’t do anything.”


Divac has restructured the Kings roster in the offseason, bringing in eight new faces via the draft and free agency. Sources have confirmed that the Kings are shopping Gay and the team has fielded plenty of calls, but they have yet to find a deal that makes sense for the team. […] The Kings GM has spoken with his small forward on this subject in the past and has nothing new to report. Divac has been on both sides of the table as both a player and now and an executive and he understands the frustration of being in limbo. But he also has a job to do.


“Look, I was a player, 16-17 years in the league, nobody called me everyday and tell me what management is doing,” Divac said. “Management was doing their job. If something big happened, they called and told me. Obviously, nothing big happened (so) I’m not going to call anybody.”