NBA Trade Rumors: Seeking bigger wing, Thunder 'remain interested' in Rudy Gay
OKC wants to add a bigger wing player and are pursuing Rudy Gay
More than likely, Rudy Gay's tenure in Sacramento is coming to an end sooner rather than later. Gay will opt out of his contract with the Kings after this season and wanting to get a player or an asset before he leaves, Sacramento is rumored to be looking to trade him. Of course Gay has been linked to trade rumors essentially since he got traded to the Kings in 2014 but now Sacramento has a sense of urgency in pursuing a deal.
One such deal could involve the Oklahoma City Thunder, who according to ESPN's Zach Lowe are interested in adding a big wing player like Gay.
They remain interested in bigger wings, including Rudy Gay, sources say, in part because such a player would slide everyone down to their intended spots: Oladipo to the bench, and Andre Roberson back to defending shooting guards.
The Thunder were rumored to be offering the Kings a package that included Cameron Payne for Gay but after the second-year guard broke his foot, the deal went awry. However, it seems like Oklahoma City still wants Gay. Especially since the Thunder are in need of shooters on the wing.
Gay could provide some long-range shooting for the Thunder as he is averaging 21.3 points while shooting 47 percent and 42.4 percent from downtown. He will also add some veteran experience to the Thunder, who have a relatively young team with an average age of 25.1. But what kind of package the Thunder could entice the Kings with remains to be seen. However, Sam Presti is a shrew GM and if he has his mind set on acquiring Gay or a similarly sized wing, expect the Thunder to make a move at some point this season.
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