Rudy Gay Exercising Player Option, Will Stay With Kings

by June 23, 2014

Rudy Gay can either hit unrestricted free agency in July or stay with the Kings for one more season at $19.3 million. It looks like he’ll be back for another year in Sacramento. From Yahoo Sports:

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay will exercise his $19.3 million contract option for the 2014-15 season, but has tabled extension talks until later this summer, league sources told Yahoo Sports.


The re-signing of Gay is a top priority for the Kings. Team management and Gay’s agent, Alex Saratsis of Octagon, are expected to re-engage discussions in the near future, sources said.


After July 1, the Kings and Gay will be able to negotiate a full four-year contract extension. Gay has been in constant contact with Kings management, and has been impressed with new owner Vivek Ranadive’s commitment to constructing a contender, sources said.