Rudy Gay was sent to Sacramento this week as part of a seven-player deal between the Kings and Raptors. The trade was more or less completed on Monday, but none of the players involved – new Kings Gay, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy and new Raptors Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Chuck Hayes – have played a minute for their new teams yet, as Venezuelan citizen Vasquez had some visa issues to resolve before taking up residence in the Great White North.
The deal could be a mixed blessing for Gay, who struggled as Toronto's marquee player and primary scorer. In Sacramento, he won't have the same freedom to jack up shots – DeMarcus Cousins will continue to be the team's first option on offense. But that could actually help Gay, who will be asked to play the way he did in Memphis, as a complement to a low-post scoring threat.
Gay is 99 percent owned on virtually every site but could be available in trades if owners want to take a flier on the impact of You've reached the end of our free article preview.
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