Apr 6, 2014; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (8) dribbles past Dallas Mavericks guard Jose Calderon (8) in the fourth quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Mavericks defeated the Kings 93-91. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Rudy Gay may opt out of Sacramento Kings contract?

The Sacramento Kings will end their season on Wednesday night and it might be the final time Rudy Gay wears purple and white.

Gay, who was acquired in a mid-season trade with the Toronto Raptors holds a player option for the 2014-15 season and according to Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders, he believes the former UConn star will exercise it.

Rudy Gay has the option to hit free agency in July and I think he is going to use it… so what would it take to get him in Charlotte? — $50 million?

As for trading for him if he opts in… that is something else. I don’t think the Kings would trade Rudy if he opts in.

The small forward is scheduled to make a very lucrative $19 million next season if he does opt-in, however, the 2015 free agent market is likely to be stacked and Gay stands to cash in if he opts out this offseason in hopes of securing a larger deal.

That said, opting out isn’t a suggestion that he’s willing to leave the Sacramento Kings in free agency, but rather looking to stabilize his future.

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