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Rudy Gay says he can still ‘be a big piece to any team’

Rudy Gay

After a fairly impressive season last year with the San Antonio Spurs, veteran forward Rudy Gay believes that he can still play a key role in any NBA team.

Gay will become an unrestricted free agent within the next few days, and several teams are reportedly lining up to acquire the services of the 32-year-old. In Gay’s mind, he still has a lot left in the tank, and he believes he still has a lot to offer to any team that might be interested in signing him.

Gay signed a one-year deal with the Spurs last summer worth $10 million. In his second season with San Antonio last season, the former eighth overall pick put up 13.7 points (on 50.4 percent shooting), 1.1 three-pointers, 6.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks in 26.7 minutes per contest.

Many analysts believe that it will be in San Antonio’s best interest to offer Gay an extension, as he has been able to acclimatize well in head coach Gregg Popovich’s system. Moreover, the Spurs are not likely going to be able to find a like-for-like replacement for Gay for the same amount of money, so it makes sense just to keep the status quo.

With his statement here, however, it seems that Rudy Gay will also be exploring other opportunities elsewhere. The again, maybe this is him trying to up his stock as he attempts to squeeze out every single penny out of his last few remaining years in the NBA.