As most of the basketball world knows, Rudy Gay was traded from the Toronto Raptors to the Sacramento Kings on December 9. Gay was sent along with Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray in exchange for Greivis Vasquez, John Salmons, Patrick Patterson, and Chuck Hayes. While the new Raptors have done well and the team as a whole is looking better, we thought we would take a look at how the former-Raptors were doing with their new team in Sacramento.
In two games with the Kings, Rudy Gay is averaging 25 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, 2.5 assists per game, and 2.5 steals per game. He has shot 18-32 from the floor and 13-15 from the free throw line. Rudy is off to a strong start with the Kings and most importantly he is being efficient. He has done this before as he started off strong with the Raptors and then faded away later on. It will be interesting to see if he continues this play the rest of the season. Maybe he has found a home in Sacramento.
Aaron Gray scored seven points and added nine rebounds in his debut with the Kings on December 13. He played just over 13 minutes and seemed to have earned some playing time. Gray was benched for the next game due to coach's decision. It is likely that Gray will be used in a similar role to how he was used in Toronto. He will provide a quick rest for the Kings' starters and only play if players get in foul trouble.
Quincy Acy has appeared in one game with the Kings scoring four points and grabbing three rebounds in just under 13 minutes of play. Acy is a great hustle player who could add a spark off the bench for the Kings.
We will continue to monitor how these former-Raptors do the rest of the season and provide updates. Even though it has only been a few games since the trade, it is easy to see that the Raptors are a better team. The Kings look like they may have benefited as well so it could be a win-win for both teams. Needless to say, Masai Ujiri made the right decision in dealing Rudy Gay.
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