The first major trade of the season this year saw the Toronto Raptors ship Rudy Gay out west to the Sacramento Kings for a compliment of players that have helped turn the team into a Eastern Conference playoff darling. The team is now at the top of the Atlantic Division and well in line for a decent playoff seed come this spring.
Gay has been having a bit harder of time in Sacramento, as the team isn’t going to be playoff bound and seems to be rebuilding without a solidified blueprint. Still, looking at what the Raptors are doing and how well they’ve been playing without him, Gay says that he has no hard feelings about being traded.
“I think I took the fall for a lot of things,” said (Rudy) Gay, reflecting on his short time in Toronto ahead of Wednesday’s game against his former club. “But it’s happened before and it’ll happen again.”
“I think the trade helped both of us,” Gay said. “I’m here, I have more room and they have a solid bench. [There's] no hard feelings. I love the fact that those guys are winning.”
Gay being happy for his former team both shows that he’s a pretty standup guy, but also that he’s still thinking about the trade and how differently his season might be going had he not been moved to Sacramento.