Rudy Gay of the Sacramento Kings has attempted to downplay suggestions that he may be traded by the organisation by claiming rumours of an exit are ‘BS’ and out of his control.
The power forward has been subject of much trade speculation throughout recent weeks, with some reports suggesting that Kings franchise were in talks with the Miami Heat about a move involving Goran Dragic.
This comes after Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical last month revealed that Gay had told the organisation that he would not mind leaving Sacramento, as he will not be signing a contract extension, and will opt out of his deal following this coming season.
Therefore, moving Gay to another franchise - possibly a team with lofty ambitions for the year - could be beneficial for both parties, as the player would certainly be able to help a title contender until the end of the season.
He would then also be able make his own decision on his future in the 2017 offseason, yet so far no movement has occurred bar rumours, and Gay appears to be shutting down any thoughts of a trade at this point in time.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, he said: “I've been traded before. If I came here as if I didn't want to be here, I wouldn't help my teammates. That's something you don't want a reputation for. All the speculation is BS. Really, it’s out of my control.”
Yet Gay did not seem totally convinced in his comments, adding: “I’ll come here and be with my teammates and act as if I’ll be here all year. I have no choice but to work for the Kings.”