Although the Sacramento Kings have suffered through another poor season, posting a 27-49 record heading into Sunday evening’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, they have aggressively tried to improve.
That became obvious when they struck a deal with the Toronto Raptors to acquire forward Rudy Gay from the Toronto Raptors.
Gay has been a much more efficient player with the Kings and is simply playing better basketball.
He is shooting 48.3% with the Kings compared to 38.8% with the Raptors.
“I have to [keep a positive attitude], man,” Gay told Basketball Insiders. “No matter where I go, I have to be me and be the best me I can be. Honestly, I feel like I do that better here. The wins don’t really pan out like I like for them to, but I definitely feel comfortable here.”
Although he has enjoyed his time in Sacramento and they are the favorite to retain him even if he opts out of his deal, nothing is guaranteed.
“Everything is a possibility,” Gay said.“For right now, I just owe it to my teammates to finish the season out to the best of my ability and not comment too much. We have a lot of young guys that probably haven’t been a part of situations like this so I don’t think it’d be fair for me to be steering them one way or the other.”
Gay is averaging 20.0 points and 6.8 rebounds per game this season.