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It was previously reported that the Raptors could shut down Rudy Gay for the remainder of the season due to back pain, but the team’s leading scorer is not on board with that plan.
According to Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun:
“That’s just talk. That’s just talk,” Gay said of the myriad of breathless reports which went from ‘Could be shut down’ to ‘Will be shut down’ depending on where you happened to be looking.
“The only way I’m going to get shut down is if the doctors tell me I need to stop playing,” Gay said. “I’ve been forced out before and that’s not something I look forward to again.”
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