The 2019-20 season was Gay's 14th in the Association and his third with the Spurs. The 33-year-old appeared in 67 games (five starts) during the pandemic-shortened season. All in all, he averaged 10.8 points, 1.1 threes and 5.4 rebounds. In the first portion of the season, the versatile forward shot 44.2 percent from the field, 31.4 percent from behind the arc, and a career-best 87.6 percent from the free-throw line. Gay opened the season on Oct. 23 with 13 points, six rebounds, three assists, a steal and a block during a home win over the Knicks. He got particularly hot in mid-November. Across seven games from Nov. 11 to Nov. 22, Gay averaged 15.3 points, 5.4 boards, 1.9 assists and 1.6 three-pointers in 23.7 minutes per contest. He finished that span with a 22-point effort against Philadelphia on Nov. 22. On Dec. 16, Gay double-doubled via 12 points, 12 rebounds and three assists during a 2-point loss at Houston. That was one of the veteran's four double-doubles for the season. Gay went on a major hot streak during the Orlando seeding games, taking advantage of increased playing time off the bench (24.8 minutes per game) to average 17.9 points, 2.3 threes, 5.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals across seven contests. He shot free throws at a 91.3 percent clip during that span, contributing to his career-best 88.2 mark for the season. Gay's two best offensive performances of the campaign came consecutively during bubble play: He posted 24 points on Aug. 3 against the Sixers, then repeated the feat Aug. 5 against Denver.2018
2018-19 marked Gay's 13th season in the NBA. The UConn product seemingly took a swig from the Fountain of Youth as he refined his game and set a number of career marks. He played in 69 games, starting 51, and averaged 26.7 minutes per contest. As has been the case often in his career, Gay took a lot of shots. However, he was more efficient than ever last season. Gay made 50.4 percent of his field goals, which was a personal best for him. He also made a personal-best 40.2 percent of his three-point shots. He added to his list of career-best numbers by averaging 6.8 rebounds per contest. Gay had some games in which he turned back the clock, including a 31-point outing in December that was his first game with over 30 points since joining the Spurs. The former lottery pick also made significant contributions during San Antonio's first-round playoff clash against Denver. In the seven-game series, Gay averaged 11.1 points and 7.1 rebounds while shooting 42.1 percent from behind the arc.2017
After over three years with Sacramento, Gay signed with the San Antonio Spurs prior to the 2017-18 campaign. Despite suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon the previous January, Gay was ready to play by the start of the regular season. He scored 14 points and grabbed five rebounds against Minnesota in his debut with the Spurs on Oct. 18. Gay went on to score in double figures in each of his next three games as the Spurs started the season with four straight wins. The veteran forward appeared in 57 games. He logged 21.6 minutes per contest. On the season, Gay averaged 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists. A right heel injury sidelined Gay for nearly two months from late December to late February, but he found his groove at the end of the regular season, scoring in double digits in five of his final six games. In the postseason, Gay played in all five games during San Antonio's first round series against Golden State. He posted per-game averages of 12.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.6 steals.2016
Gay got off to a strong start during the 2016-17 campaign, scoring 22 points in a season-opening win against Phoenix. He went on to score at least 22 points in three of his next four games, topping out at 30 against Miami on Nov. 1. Overall, Gay scored in double figures in all but two of the games in which he played for Sacramento during the season. He collected four double-doubles, including a 29-point, 14-rebound effort against Portland on Nov. 11. On Jan. 13 and 15, he registered back-to-back double-doubles against Cleveland and Oklahoma City. Unfortunately, Gay's campaign came to an end soon thereafter as a result of a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered on Jan. 18. On the season, the veteran forward played in 30 contests, the lowest total of his career. He posted per-game averages of 18.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Defensively, Gay averaged 1.5 steals and 0.9 blocks. He continued to grow from beyond the arc, as his 1.4 treys per game and 37.2 three-point percentage were both the second best marks of his career.2015
Gay again served as a stable frontcourt force for the Kings in his second full season with the club. He played in 70 games, all as a starter, and averaged 34.0 minutes per contest. The veteran forward averaged a career-high 6.5 rebounds per game along with 17.2 points and 1.7 assists. Gay also recorded 1.4 steals and 0.7 blocks per contest. He converted 1.1 three-pointers per game, knocking down 34.4 percent of his attempts from deep. Gay made 46.3 percent of his field-goal attempts overall and 78.0 percent of his attempts from the free-throw line. The University of Connecticut product scored a season-high 36 points in a win over Milwaukee on Nov. 25. He grabbed a season-best 14 boards against Portland on Dec. 27. Gay totaled seven double-doubles during the campaign, including a 20-point, 13-rebound effort versus Miami on April 1. On Dec. 15, he established a career high with six steals in a win over Houston.2014
Gay enjoyed a season stability with Sacramento in 2014-15. He played in 68 games for the Kings, making 67 starts and averaging 35.4 minutes per contest. He averaged a career-high 21.1 points per game, ranking 12th in the NBA. Gay also averaged 5.9 rebounds and a career-high 3.7 assists. He posted his second-best season from deep, averaging 1.2 three-pointers per game and shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc. Overall, the 6-foot-8 forward knocked down 45.5 percent of his field-goal attempts and a career-best 85.8 percent of his tries from the charity stripe. He scored a season-high 40 points against Portland on Oct. 31, making 13-of-19 shots from the field. On Dec. 2, he dished a career-high 10 assists while scoring 20 points and grabbing six rebounds against Toronto. Gay went off for 39 points, just shy of his season high, against Orlando on March 6. The veteran scored at least 30 points five times during the campaign.2013
Gay began the 2013-14 campaign with Toronto, to whom he was traded the previous season. In 18 games with the Raptors, he posted per-game averages of 19.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.3 blocks. He logged six double-doubles in those 18 contests, including a 17-point, 10-rebound performance against Phoenix on Dec. 6. That turned out to be Gay's last game as a Raptor. On Dec. 9, Toronto traded the veteran to Sacramento in a seven-player deal. Gay continued to thrive in 55 games (all as a starter) with the Kings. He combined for 50 points in his first two games with his new club and totaled at least 20 points in seven of his first 10 contests. Overall, Gay posted per-game averages of 20.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.2 steals with Sacramento. He shot 48.2 percent from the field and 83.6 percent from the charity stripe. On Jan. 21, Gay scored a career-high 41 points in a win over New Orleans, adding eight rebounds and five assists.2012
Gay began the 2012-13 season filling his usual key starting role for the Grizzlies. In 42 games with Memphis, he posted per-game averages of 17.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals. However, Gay was traded to Toronto in a three-team deal on Jan. 30. The 6-foot-8 forward didn't miss a beat with his new club, slotting into a starting role immediately and scoring at least 20 points in each of his first five contests. Overall, Gay played in 33 games with the Raptors, averaging 34.7 minutes per contest. His numbers improved to 19.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game with Toronto.2011
Gay returned Memphis and played in 65 games (all as a starter) for the Grizzlies during the lockout-shortened 2011-12 season. He continued to get a heavy dose of playing time, averaging 37.3 minutes per contest. Gay was again a steady offensive performer, averaging 19.0 points and a career-high 6.4 rebounds per game. He also averaged 0.8 blocks, 1.5 steals and 0.8 three-pointers per contest. Gay tallied a season-high 32 points in a win over Phoenix on Apr. 11, adding seven rebounds and two steals. After missing last season's playoffs due to a shoulder injury, Gay got his first taste of the NBA postseason in 2012 as the Grizzlies finished fourth in the Western Conference. Gay performed well in Memphis' seven playoff games versus the Clippers, posting per-game averages of 19.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.3 steals.2010
Gay's 2010-11 campaign -- his fifth with Memphis -- was his finest statistical season to date. He averaged 19.8 points per game and established career highs with per-game averages of 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists. Gay's shooting percentages -- 47.1 percent from the field, 80.5 percent from the free-throw line and 39.6 percent from three-point range -- were also all career bests. The 6-foot-8 forward posted his best defensive numbers as well, averaging 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocks per contest. The versatile forward also drained 1.1 three-pointers per contest. On Nov. 3, Gay scored a season-high 35 points against Golden State. He collected a career-best six blocked shots in a win over the Lakers on Nov. 30. Unfortunately, Gay's campaign came to a premature end due to a left shoulder injury that caused him to miss the final 23 games of the regular season and all of the playoffs.2009
Gay was again a durable and productive player for Memphis in his fourth campaign. He started all 80 games in which he played, ranking third in the league by logging 39.7 minutes per game. Gay posted across-the-board improvements in his numbers over the previous season, averaging 19.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.5 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. He also posted a career-best mark in field-goal percentage (46.6 percent). The University of Connecticut alum notched eight double-doubles during the campaign, including a 33-point, 10-rebound effort in a win over Philadelphia on Nov. 20. He scored a career-high 41 points in a victory over Miami on Dec. 13.2008
In Gay's third NBA season, he remained an anchor of the Grizzlies' offense, leading the team in scoring with 18.9 points per game across 79 contests (78 starts). Gay remained an effective rebounder and ball thief, pulling down 5.5 boards and nabbing 1.2 steals per game. He made 1.1 three-pointers per game for the second straight year, shooting a slightly improved 35.1 percent from deep. Gay scored 20-plus points on 41 separate occasions and double-doubled six times. He poured in a season-high 35 points against the Clippers on Mar. 4, adding eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. Two weeks later, Mar. 18 against Denver, he scored another 30 points on 13-of-21 shooting. On Mar. 30, he established a career high with five blocked shots in a win over Golden State.2007
Gay's playing time and production jumped dramatically in his second season. He played in 81 games for Memphis, all as a starter, and averaged 37.0 minutes per contest. Gay nearly doubled his scoring average to a team-leading 20.1 points per game, setting the franchise record for most total points in a season with 1,632. He improved his per-game averages in rebounding (6.2), assists (2.1), steals (1.4) and blocks (1.0) as well. The 6-foot-8 forward emerged as a legitimate three-point threat, averaging 1.7 treys per contest and shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc. Gay scored 30-plus points a dozen times, setting a new career high with 36 against the Suns -- twice. He also double-doubled 10 times, including a 34-point, 12-rebound effort Jan. 26 against the Clippers. For the second straight season, he was invited to participate in the Rising Stars Challenge during the All-Star break, matching his total from his rookie campaign with 22 points in the exhibition. He participated in the Slam Dunk Contest for the first time as well.2006
Gay was selected by the Houston Rockets with the eighth overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. His tenure with Houston was short-lived as the team traded Gay to Memphis a few weeks later. During his rookie campaign, Gay played in 78 games, starting 43 contests and averaging 27.0 minutes per game. His NBA career got off to a strong start as the 6-foot-8 forward won Rookie of the Month honors in November. On the season, Gay posted per-game averages of 10.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He was named to the All-Rookie First Team and finished third in Rookie of the Year voting.
June 28, 2006Drafted by the Houston Rockets in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 2006 NBA Draft.
July 12, 2006Traded by the Houston Rockets with Stromile Swift to the Memphis Grizzlies for Shane Battier.
July 15, 2006Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.
July 1, 2010Signed a five-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.
January 30, 2013As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the Memphis Grizzlies with Hamed Haddadi to the Toronto Raptors; the Detroit Pistons traded Austin Daye and Tayshaun Prince to the Memphis Grizzlies; the Memphis Grizzlies traded Jose Calderon to the Detroit Pistons; and the Toronto Raptors traded Jose Calderon, Ed Davis and a 2013 2nd round draft pick to the Memphis Grizzlies.
December 9, 2013Traded by the Toronto Raptors with Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to the Sacramento Kings for Chuck Hayes, Patrick Patterson, John Salmons and Greivis Vásquez.
November 18, 2014Signed a three-year contract extension with the Sacramento Kings.
July 6, 2017Signed a two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
July 11, 2018Signed a one-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs.
July 8, 2019Signed a two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs.