After two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, Rudy Gay has decided to come back for two more. The 15-year NBA veteran and former UConn star agreed to a two-year deal, $32 million deal to return to the Spurs at the start of free agency on Sunday evening according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Gay joined the Spurs after an achilles injury during the 2016-17 season cut his time with the Sacramento Kings short. Since joining the Spurs, Gay has experienced a career renaissance under Gregg Popovich. Last season, Gay averaged 18.5 points and posted career highs in rebounds per game (9.2), 3-point percentage (40.2 percent), and true shooting percetnage (58.3 percent).
With Gay back in the fold, likely as a starter alongside Demar Derozan and Lamarcus Aldridge, the Spurs will have a chance to continue to rebuild in their first season without Tony Parker, Tim Duncan or Manu Ginobli since 1998.