The NBA trade rumors just do not seem to be stopping even as the Rio Olympics is about to start. Almost every NBA team wants to improve its roster and one of the best ways to do it is via trade. One of the teams which have been frequently connected with trade rumors is the Sacramento Kings. While DeMarcus Cousins is usually the subject of many trade rumblings, this time around it is Rudy Gay rumored to be getting traded to the Indiana Pacers.
The Sacramento Kings have not found a lot of success over the last decade. They have been frequent cellar dwellers in the competitive Western Conference over the last few years. Recently, the team made changes as it hired a new coach in Dave Joerger and they have been tied to many trade rumors, often involving DeMarcus Cousins.
To the shock of everyone, it could be that the player whom the Kings will trade is swingman Rudy Gay. Gay jumped from a solid playoff team in Memphis to play for the rebuilding Kings. His stay has not really paid off for him as Sacramento keeps on missing the playoffs year after year.
That could be one of the reasons why Gay would want out of Sacramento and if Sactown Royalty is correct, he may find himself in a Pacers jersey next season. According to the report, Indiana is ?very interested? in Rudy Gay and the names of Monta Ellis and Rodney Stuckey have popped up in early rumors.
The Pacers already have Paul George on the wing so the addition of Gay may seem like a bad move to some. Still, Gay is a very reliable veteran who plays terrific defense, something that Pacers new head coach Nate McMillan can surely appreciate.
On the Kings? side, getting Monta Ellis is certainly going to help boost the Sacramento offense even further. It can also give the Kings a reliable scoring two guard that they have been desperately looking for.
There is no word yet if indeed the two sides have already agreed to a deal, though if they have surely there will be announcement very soon as the regular season approaches. Will Rudy Gay be wearing a Pacers uniform next season? Be sure to check back here soon to find out the answer.