Found October 02, 2013 on RealGM:
PLAYERS: Rudy GayDwane Casey
TEAMS: Toronto Raptors
Dwane Casey and the Toronto Raptors are optimistic that Rudy Gay can again become a productive player following an offseason in which he had corrective eye surgery, added 15 pounds of upper body muscle and altered the mechanics of his shot. Gay shot 41.6 percent last season, down from 45.5 percent in 11-12. “I worked a lot,” said Gay. “Every day I was committed to becoming a better shooter.”

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