The Sacramento Kings Rudy Gay has been traded twice in two seasons with up then down and back up results, however, he has been with Team USA before and with the withdrawal of Kevin Durant and the loss of Paul George to injury, Gay brings scoring and size to the the small forward position if he can make the team.
Rudy Gay has been with USA Basketball in past and will replace Kevin Durant as 16th member of squad vying for one of final 12 FIBA WC spots
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 8, 2014
Before Gay was traded by the Toronto Raptors last December, it looked liked his game was in free fall. Gay was taking an inordinate number of shots and bricking his way towards a career worst 38.8 percent shooting from the field. Post trade he found his stroke and averaged 48.2 percent shooting with the Kings.
Over his 8 NBA seasons, Gay has averaged 18.2 points and 5.8 rebounds and shot 45.1 percent from the field. He has a very legitimate chance of making the USA team heading to Spain for the World Cup on August 30th.
Gay joins the 15 other players trying to make the 12 man roster.