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Rudy Gay drops 41 on the Pelicans (VIDEO)

Jan 22, 2014, 8:44 AM EDT

In his 18 games with Toronto to start this season, Rudy Gay had a PER of 15.1 and while he scored almost the same amount he had a true shooting percentage of 46.8 percent, well below the league average of 53 percent.

But since the trade to Sacramento Gay has a TS% of 59.6 and has a PER of 19.8 — he has been avery efficient.

That includes Tuesday when he scored 41 on the Pelicans, taking just 25 shots. He has been impressive since the move out West.

  1. DWadeFlash - Jan 22, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    He should wear a T-shirt that says #DamnAnalytics.

    • pbtunpaidwriter - Jan 22, 2014 at 1:53 PM

      UPDATE: Stat sheets are mysteriously now allowed in locker rooms again!

  2. hbystrom - Jan 22, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    I guess the combo DeRozan/Gay didn’t work that well.

    Anyway, nice to see Gay get some acknowledgement after being trashtalked all season here at PBT. He is a great player, overpayed but great.

  3. norcalkingsfan - Jan 22, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    It helps having two other guys on the team that no one can guard. Isaiah is setting him up beautifully and Demarcus… well…. he’s a cyborg.

    • therealroman - Jan 22, 2014 at 12:20 PM

      Dude he IS a freakin cyborg….anyone seen his stats this season?!?!?!?
      32.5 min/game, by far the lowest minute average in the Top 10 Scoring League Leaders….he’s averaging 23.1 a game, 11.7 rbs, 1.2 blocks, 1.8 steals, 2.9 assists…..clearly All Star numbers in my books #forgetDwight

  4. bhunter1995 - Jan 22, 2014 at 12:35 PM

    On Memphis he was the bailout guy for all of the stagnant offensive play. When they failed to get a good shot (which happened a lot in memphis and still does) they threw him the ball and he had to jack up bad shots because of this. With the Raptors he was playing with a guy who’s style was the same as his own and that caused a lack of offensive chemistrey which hurt Gay’s percentage. The Kings seem to be a really good fit for him, he isnt the only guy who can create his own shot so he isn’t counted on at the end of every shot clock and he is the only ball dominant wing player. Not only that he is feeding off of two good passers who draw defensive preasure i.e Cousins and Thomas.

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