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article imageNBA Trade Rumours: Rudy Gay to Boston Celtics?

By Larry Seely     Jul 12, 2016 in Sports
Boston - General manager Danny Ainge has done what he was looking to do this summer by adding Al Horford, but the Boston Celtics need another scoring threat to become legitimate NBA championship contenders and that has led to plenty of speculation.
There were news reports of a possible deal with Chicago to obtain Jimmy Butler, but the Bulls have stated that their star shooting guard/small forward is staying put, but that doesn't mean Ainge has stopped looking.
Reports this past weekend in Sacramento have the Kings looking to move a few veteran players before the start of training camp. The biggest name on that list is Rudy Gay.
The veteran forward is capable of carrying a team with his offensive game. The 29-year-old scored 17.2 points per game last season, his worst year since his rookie season, but that has more to do with the talent around him and not the skill level of the former first round pick. Gay has averaged 18.4 points per game since entering the NBA back in 2006. His ability to grab a few rebounds and play good defense makes him the type of player that can help on both ends of the court.
It was reported that the veteran contacted the team and asked for a trade last week. And while it's not surprising, considering the recent success of the franchise, it could land Sacramento some draft picks they could use as they look to rebuild once again.
Boston is close to becoming a force in the Eastern Conference, and the addition of a small forward that can help lead this young team could be the step needed to take on the likes of Cleveland and Toronto. The Celtics have the resources in draft picks and money to make this trade happen and Ainge could finally land that scoring threat to take this franchise to the next level.
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