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Rudy Gay • #8 • F
Status:On roster
Ht/Wt:6'8", 250 lbs.
Born:Aug 17, 1986 (35 yrs) in Baltimore, MD
Experience:15 years
Drafted:Drafted by Houston in 2006 (1/8).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2021.
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Scouting Report
Assets: An explosive, smooth, athletic top scorer. Very fluid, agile, and fast up and down the court and can score in a variety of ways. Willing as a passer too. Has the tools (size, quickness, coordination, a great wingspan) to be a very good defender when focused. Able to start at either forward spot (and even play a little small-ball center).
Flaws: Streaky, in part because of questionable shot selection: too often settles for perimeter shots when he could / should be driving to the hoop. Too often coughs the ball up as well. Not the rebounder he could be considering his size, length, and athleticism.
Career Potential: Veteran star scoring forward, with consistency issues.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NBA All-Rookie First Team 2006-07
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