The Year That Was: NBA Regular Season Awards

Having a YearWhat a weird year. A third of the East tried not to win games. The Phoenix team that lost the game of musical chairs for the final seed in the West probably would have had home court in the East. The top two seeds in the East spent the last six weeks stumbling over their shoes, giving hope to all of the teams that were feeling stupid for trying. The weakest rookie of...
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Memphis Grizzlies Return to the Birthplace of Heart, Grit, and Grind

Photo by Nate Billings The Memphis Grizzlies will travel to Oklahoma City to play game 1, in a best of 7 series, against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the first round of the 2014 Western Conference Playoffs. In order to understand the significance of a Griz return to OKC, we must first take a look back at an important chapter in the franchise’s history. February 10, 2010 was...
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Toronto Raptors Produce #WeTheNorth Playoff Video

The Toronto Raptors have been a nice story this season. While the Eastern Conference hasn’t been very impressive, the Raptors have taken advantage with a strong year. They responded well after dealing Rudy Gay, and their fans certainly have reason to be optimistic about the direction of the franchise. In anticipation of the team’s playoff run, the Raptors have put together a...
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Rudy Gay leaps into foam pit to ‘I Believe I Can Fly’

As your probably know by now, we here at That NBA Lottery Pick do our best to track down the best videos that NBA players post to their Instagram/Vine accounts. Recently, Sacramento Kings teammates Rudy Gay and Quincy Acy decided to spend a day at Jump Sky High in Sacramento. Check out the below video of Rudy jumping int a foam pit to the classic R Kelly hit, “I Believe I Can Fly”...
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The 10 most overrated players in the NBA

With the NBA regular season winding down this week, there’s no better time to take a look at some of the most overrated players in the league.  Therefore, I have compiled a list of the ten most overrated players in the NBA.  How did I come up with this list, you ask?  There were plenty of factors I weighed when deliberating over this list including stats, playoff performances...
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Kings Rumors: Could Rudy Gay return to Sacramento next season?

Rudy Gay has gone from a "max" player to something of a journeyman over the course of the last two years, but he may have finally found himself a home in Sacramento.Photo Credit - Mike (RMTip21)/Wikimedia CommonsAfter getting off to a nightmarish, inefficient start this year with the Toronto Raptors, Gay has rebounded to enjoy a nice season since being acquired by the Kings...
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Lack of timeouts haunts Kings in loss to Mavericks

For such a young team, the Kings have a tendency to begin games looking sluggish and out of sync. Coach Michael Malone finds himself calling timeouts early to shake the Kings out of their early funks more than he’d like, but it’s necessary. “I still have not figured that out, and to be honest, I don’t think I ever will,” Malone said. “(With) the personality of our team...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

SWIM: Mavericks vs. Kings

Looking at a box score is something anyone can do. Who lead my team in scoring? How’d we shoot from the field? And while that knowledge is useful, does it really earn you bonus points around the water cooler? That’s why I’m here. I’m bringing you the S.W.I.M: Statistics Worth Increased Media. Let Joe from accounting regurgitate what he heard on the way in this...
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Toronto Raptors Looking to Resign Kyle Lowry

The Toronto Raptors are one of the surprise teams of the season. Their fortunes turned around when they traded Rudy Gay to Sacramento. The trade defined roles on the team and they evolved into a playoff team with Kyle Lowry as their leader who has played on an all-star level this season. This is a team that was picked to not only be in the lottery, but be in the running for Canadian...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bollywood beats Hollywood as Ray McCallum has yet another big game in 107-102 victory

It was a fun night of basketball at Sleep Train Arena Wednesday night as the Kings beat the Lakers for the first and only time this season in what was dubbed "Bollywood Night". The arena was brightly decorated with multicolored shirts, Indian music and dancing occurred throughout and Rudy Gay briefly became Shiva, destroyer of worlds. The Lakers were able to keep the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Gay, McCallum lead Kings past Lakers, 107-102

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Rudy Gay scored nine of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Ray McCallum had 27 points and the Sacramento Kings beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-102 on Wednesday night.
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NBA Rumors: Isaiah Thomas hopes to remain with the Sacramento Kings

It is hard to believe he was the last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft.Image by: Mike via Wikimedia CommonsThe Sacramento Kings hope they can re-sign Rudy Gay but they also have to worry about Isaiah Thomas who will be a restricted free agent this summer. Gay is expected to opt out of his contract to become a free agent and the only way the Kings can retain him is by offering and paying...
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NBA Rumors: Isaiah Thomas hopes to remain with the Sacramento Kings

It is hard to believe he was the last pick of the 2011 NBA Draft.Image by: Mike via Wikimedia CommonsThe Sacramento Kings hope they can re-sign Rudy Gay but they also have to worry about Isaiah Thomas who will be a restricted free agent this summer. Gay is expected to opt out of his contract to become a free agent and the only way the Kings can retain him is by offering and paying...
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Rudy Gay sorting through options about next season

He says he has not made a decision on the $19.3 million on the table or whether he wants to remain with the Kings at any price. He has so not made a decision, Rudy Gay insists, that he is asked to list a couple factors that will go into the final call and responds, “I don’t know.” It is long after another loss at Sleep Train Arena, this time to the Knicks, in a near-empty...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Retaining high-scoring trio might cost Kings plenty

It was a bold move that signified the Kings would no longer see “cash considerations” as a primary asset gained through trades. In December, new Kings general manager Pete D’Alessandro, with the blessing of principal owner Vivek Ranadive, acquired three players from Toronto, with the headliner being forward Rudy Gay and the approximately $37 million he could earn over two...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Sacramento Kings hope to retain Rudy Gay

Since Rudy Gay's arrival, he has had a positive impact on the Sacramento Kings. Gay can opt out his contract to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but the Kings hope to resign him.Image By Mike via Wikimedia Commons The Sacramento Kings have been in decline since early 2000s, when Peja Stojakovic and Chris Webber made them legit playoff contenders. The Kings have...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

DeRozan: Rudy Gay Trade Was Win-Win

The Toronto Raptors are 34-19 since trading Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings on Dec. 9. “The move was a good situation for both of us,” DeMar DeRozan said of Gay. “We always hate to see our close friends get traded. I think he’s definitely going to help the Sacramento Kings out a lot, and we’re moving in the right direction, as well. I think it was a win-win situation....
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors face adversity: How will they respond heading towards the Playoffs?

Since losing Rudy Gay to a Trade on Sunday December 8th, the Toronto Raptors have gone 33-19, compared to 6-12 before the trade. This in itself is a testament to the move that Raptors' GM Masai Ujiri made, to the coaching staff for finding rotations and plays that allow the players to be successful, and to the players for coming together, playing for each other, and turning things...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rudy Gay on OJ Mayo gaining weight: When you’re hurt in Wisconsin, you eat

OJ Mayo has had some conditioning issues this season that have prevented him from playing. He missed 10 games from late January-February after getting sick/needing to get back into shape, and then he received six DNP-CDs (did not play – coach’s decision) in March because conditioning apparently was still an issue. Rudy Gay, who was […]
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WATCH: Rudy Gay takes jab at O.J. Mayo, says he's overweight

If you’re a Milwaukee Bucks’ fan, then your NBA season has been less-than-enjoyable, to say the least. The Bucks have managed to dig themselves into 13-57 hole this season, a losing routine that has only been shadowed by the fact that the Philadelphia 76ers have lost 24 games in a row. Although, thew Sixers, 15-55, still have some work to do if they wish to stink more than the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Toronto Raptors Can Shock the World

The Toronto Raptors are currently third in the Eastern Conference and first in the Atlantic Division with a 38-29 record and they are now 31-17 since the Rudy Gay trade on December 9th. A lot of people, myself included, believed that the Raptors were throwing […] The post How the Toronto Raptors Can Shock the World appeared first on The League News.
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Kings conjure OT magic, beat the Wizards 117-111

Rudy Gay hit some huge shots, and Isaiah Thomas recorded his first career triple double. I had most of my recap written. The Kings were down by six or so points, they couldn't get a stop, and time was running out. I was writing about how the Kings had given away another game, like so many times this season. Then the Kings sprang to life. Rudy Gay and Isaiah Thomas led the...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards choke game away on the road

The Washington Wizards blew a 5-point with 24 seconds left in regulation, allowing the Sacramento Kings to tie the game at 100 and send it to overtime. There, Rudy Gay took control of the match for the home team and the Wizards lost 117-111. Washington falls to 35-32 on the season and 18-16 on the road. More importantly, they fall to sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UTN Rankings of the Best Small Forwards in the NBA

Small Forwards have pretty much taken over the game of basketball. They are now the top elite athletes in the world because of how they are built, but who is the elite of the elite? Find out by reading the UTN Rankings for the best Small Forwards in the NBA today. The fifth best small forward in the NBA has traveled from Memphis to Toronto, and currently in Sacramento. This small...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Andre Drummond Turns in ‘Block of the Night’ Candidate vs. Rudy Gay

The Detroit Pistons kept their slim playoff hopes alive Tuesday with a 99-89 win over the hapless Sacramento Kings. Andre Drummond turned in a solid performance despite a tough matchup with DeMarcus Cousins: 15 points, eight rebounds and five blocks. One of those swats was dubbed a “Block of the Night” on It came against the Kings’ Rudy Gay:
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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