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Video proof Rudy Gay is working out with Olajuwon

Aug 28, 2013, 11:46 AM EDT

Yes, the video is more grainy than the Zapruder Film, but some people see that as proof so we’re going to take that Instagram video as proof.

Raptors wing Rudy Gay is in Houston this week working out with Hakeem Olajuwon, as you can see above.

This is a good thing, Raptors fans. Gay getting some post moves, allowing him to be more comfortable going to the block against a smaller defender is only going to help his offense (think Kobe Bryant and LeBron James, both of whom worked out with The Dream in the past).

More than that, Gay took just 27 percent of his shots last season inside five feet (and shot 54 percent on them), however he took 44.3 percent of his shots beyond 15 feet, hitting 33.3 percent of those from two and 32.3 percent from three. The lesson here is you want Gay to attack, you want him to get his shots closer to the rim, and this is a way to do that.

  1. skinsfanwill - Aug 28, 2013 at 11:56 AM

    I see the game slowly getting away from the sportscenter game these young ones have been playing for years. Everyone wants a highlight, and will take 50 bad shots to get one. I wanna see a Mark Aguire, James Worthy, Adrian Dantley, Charles Barkley type of PF or SF with some athleticism. That person would be dangerous in today’s game.

    • kb2408 - Aug 28, 2013 at 2:07 PM

      So, are you suggesting the players you mentioned never took bad shots, sir?

      • ehberto23 - Sep 1, 2013 at 4:14 PM

        They barely did. The stats don’t lie. Small Forwards didn’t even shoot threes.

  2. coryfor3 - Aug 28, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    Everyone works out with Olajuwon these days. You’d think the guy was employed by Ballys.

  3. kb2408 - Aug 28, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    I bet Rudy will show more improvement from working with Dream than Dwight will.

    • shanelsweet - Aug 28, 2013 at 8:43 PM

      Last year, it was Javale McGee working with the Dream. I wouldn’t expect much improvement from anybody. It’s just a few days that quickly gets forgotten once the grind of the season begins.

  4. 00maltliquor - Aug 28, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    My boy The Dream is a workout whore! lol

  5. imakcds - Aug 29, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    You still need the mindset to incorporate those new skills into your game, and the intelligence when to use them.
    the NBA2K mindset that is so prevalent is fueled by lazy players who rely on the 3 pt shot, afraid of mixing it up. The long range shooter has a role in the game, but it is only one part of a complete player’s game.
    Logic and reason would state that if the basket is your goal, don’t you want to be closer to it??

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