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NBA Rumors: San Antonio Spurs Confirm Rudy Gay Trade; Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge Add Sacramento Star

( [email protected] ) Aug 01, 2016 01:21 AM EDT
The San Antonio Spurs are looking to sign top players following the Tim Duncan retirement news. Although Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker remain healthy options, it is no secret that the next NBA season will have new leaders in Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green. However, the star power in the San Antonio Spurs roster appears to still not be enough especially since Kevin Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors via free agency. Hence, the Kawhi Leonard squad is said to be pursuing a Rudy Gay trade from the Sacramento Kings to boost their chances of beating Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson in the Western Conference.
Jan 14, 2016; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay (8) drives to the hoop against Utah Jazz forward Trey Lyles (41) and forward Joe Ingles (2) in the second quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

The San Antonio Spurs are looking to sign top players following the Tim Duncan retirement news. Although Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker remain healthy options, it is no secret that the next NBA season will have new leaders in Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green. However, the star power in the San Antonio Spurs roster appears to still not be enough especially since Kevin Durant signed with the Golden State Warriors via free agency. Hence, the Kawhi Leonard squad is said to be pursuing a Rudy Gay trade from the Sacramento Kings to boost their chances of beating Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson in the Western Conference.

The Rudy Gay trade talks intensified following the interview of the Sacramento Kings star where he pointed out the flaws of their system. According to the veteran All-Star, the DeMarcus Cousins team failed to meet the expectations it set when they recruited players in their roster, Noting the changes in coaching staff, trade moves and draft picks, Rudy Gay shared his wariness over the future of the Sacramento Kings.

"During the exit interview it was just how the season go, we should have done this, we should have done that," said Rudy Gay of his talks with the Sacramento Kings front office. He added, "Those things weren't really discussed at that point. I think it's pretty obvious what situation is going on here. At this point in my career, I think I want some kind of consistency and we don't have that here, at all."

To further fuel the Rudy Gay trade rumors, the Sacramento Kings star himself hinted at the possibility of his departure from the NBA team. Citing the structure of his team and the lack of consistency in the management style, the basketball player shared his frustrations over the group. He also admitted that his interest in helping the Sacramento Kings become better slowly dwindled especially in the past NBA season.

He shared, "I think people saw my disinterest, not disinterest, but I think people saw what went on this season and kind of went on that to say that I asked for a trade. I still feel like I had a lot more to give ... because of the structure of the team I wasn't able to give everything."

With this in mind, Rudy Gay revealed how much he yearns for stability. This is where the San Antonio Spurs come in. Given the solid structure molded by the leadership of Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich over the years, the Kawhi Leonard team evolved into one of the best and most remarkable franchise teams in the NBA. Moreover, the San Antonio Spurs is a favorite destination of stars who look for consistency and rock solid leadership from its management and staff.

"Stability. I feel like I still have a lot of years left. With stability, look at people like Jamal Crawford, look at people like Paul Pierce, a lot of people," shared Rudy Gay when asked of his demands if he signs with another NBA team. He added, "When they have that stability and they know what their worth is for a team and what their job is for a team, how they can work on that and play for that team."

What do you think? If a Rudy Gay trade pushes through, will the Sacramento Kings star fit in with the San Antonio Spurs? Will he be able to boost the chances of Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Danny Green to beat the Golden State Warriors despite the presence of Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry in their roster?


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