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NBA Barometer: In Rudy We Trust

Jerry Donabedian

Jerry Donabedian

Jerry Donabedian writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

After dropping 33 points on 12-of-17 shooting in a win over the Timberwolves on Wednesday, Rudy Gay is the proud owner of a 52.6 field-goal percentage in 17 games with the Kings.

Two years ago, a similarly efficient stretch wouldn't have carried much significance for Gay, but that was before he posted a career-worst 41.6 percent from the floor in 2012-13. He played a bit better upon joining the Raptors in a midseason trade last year, yet still wasn't able to find the form that had come so easily in his first six seasons in the league.

Owners expecting a bounce back were burned earlier this season, as Gay shot just 38.8 percent in 18 games with the Raptors, while hoisting up a whopping 18.6 field-goal attempts per game. He was still providing value with counting stats but was single-handedly destroying his owners' field-goal percentage.

What's happened since the early December trade to Sacramento has to be surprising to even the biggest Rudy Gay support

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