The Sacramento Kings over the last several years have been a mess in the front office and with their roster personnel. This has included many personal conflicts with players being disgruntled about the direction of the organization. In light of that, general manager recently Vlade Divac stated in an interview with SiriusXM NBA Radio that the team does not plan on trading Rudy Gay.
“Rudy is a tremendous talent, he’s somebody that’s beautiful to watch the way he plays,” Divac said. “We think Rudy is a big part of this team to be successful, so we decide to go with him. If he decides to stay next year, that’s great. If he decides to leave, that’s fine. But we want to make sure we compete this year.”
It’s no secret that the veteran forward has been unhappy with the Kings and had even at one point in the offseason requested a trade. There were even reports indicating that he has already decided to opt out of his deal next summer to become an unrestricted free agent. Things were quickly headed in the wrong direction for Sacramento.
However, the addition of a new head coach in Dave Joerger is something that the Kings hope can change Gay’s mind. He is one of the core players that has a big part in the franchise’s future. All in all, this is still a very fluid situation.