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.
Free agent Rudy Gay plans to sign a two-year, $32M deal to return to the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2019
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.