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Sactown Royalty Aug 31, 2014
Team USA dominates Finland 114 to 55 in World Cup opener

Team USA dominates Finland 114 to 55 in World Cup opener

USA! USA! USA! DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and the rest of Team USA made their debut in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, dominating Finland 114 to 55.  The game was so one-sided that the United States outscored Finland 29 to 2 in the 2nd quarter alone. Rudy Gay and DeMarcus Cousins both played well coming off of USA's bench.  Rudy scored 10 points on 5-9 shooting along with 5 rebounds, a block and a couple steals.  James Harden and Rudy hooked up for a sick alley-oop early on in the game: Cousins scored 9 points on 3-4 shooting and led all rebounders with 10.  Klay Thompson led all scorers...
What if the Memphis Grizzlies had never traded Rudy Gay?

What if the Memphis Grizzlies had never traded Rudy Gay?

With Rudy Gay now on the USA team, some in Grizz Nation are left with thoughts of "What if?" concerning the former Grizzly. Did we end up on the better end of the deal? Would the Grizzlies have won a championship by now had the deal never happened? Would Lionel Hollins still be the head coach? There are even more questions that come to mind, and I'm going to try to tackle a few of them to see if Grizzly Land is better or worse without Rudy Gay. Let's say, just for a moment, that Rudy hadn't been traded. No Tayshaun Prince. No Ed Davis. Now, let's take a trip to the twilight zone: The...
Sactown Royalty Aug 26, 2014

Team USA beats Slovenia 101-71 in final exhibition match before FIBA World Cup

The United States men's basketball team played their final exhibition match before the FIBA World Cup today, beating Slovenia 101 to 71. DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay both came off the bench for the national team, playing about 14 minutes apiece.  Cousins had a rough offensive game, scoring just 6 points on 2-7 shooting, but he was very active defensively, grabbing 4 rebounds to go along with 3 steals and 3 blocks. One of those steals led to a very emphatic dunk on the fast break with the assist from none other than Rudy Gay: Rudy himself scored 11 points on an efficient 4 of 6 from the...
Sacramento Bee Aug 23, 2014

Cousins, Gay make 12-man Team USA roster for World Cup

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Rudy Gay will play for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup starting next Saturday.
Sactown Royalty Aug 23, 2014

DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay make final cut for USA Basketball following win over Puerto Rico

The Kings will be represented on Team USA for the first time in years as DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay both made the final cut for the 2014 FIBA World Cup. The speculation on whether or not the Kings would be represented on Team USA for the 2014 FIBA World Cup is officially over.  Jerry Colangelo announced the final roster last night after USA Basketball's 112-86 win over Puerto Rico and it was good news for Kings fans as both DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay were named to the team. Cousins and Gay join Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond, Kenneth Faried, James Harden,...
Sactown Royalty Aug 23, 2014

DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay named to final Team USA roster

Both Kings will go to Spain with Team USA. USA Basketball announced its final cuts before the 2014 FIBA World Cup late on Friday, and both DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay survived. Both will represent the United State when the World Cup opens in Spain in a week. The final four cuts were Chandler Parsons, Damian Lillard, Kyle Korver and Gordon Hayward. That brings the roster to 12. On Friday against Puerto Rico, Gay was one of the first players off of the bench, scoring 13 points in 16 minutes on 5-9 shooting. Cousins was the second big man off of the bench behind Mason Plumlee. He played 12...
Sactown Royalty Aug 21, 2014

Team USA beats Dominican Republic 105 to 62 as Gay scores 13 points

Team USA played their second exhibition game yesterday against former King Francisco Garcia and the Dominican Republic and dominated, winning 105 to 62.  It was DeMarcus Cousins' first game for Team USA as he missed the first exhibition against Brazil with a knee injury. Kings forward Rudy Gay came off the bench to score 13 points on 5-9 shooting, tying him with DeMar DeRozan for the scoring lead.  Gay also tallied 3 rebounds, a steal and a game-high 3 blocks in 17 minutes.  Center DeMarcus Cousins played 16 minutes and only scored 2 points (1-1 from the field) but did lead the game with...
Sacramento Bee Aug 20, 2014
Leading Off: Why Cousins and Gay will make Team USA

Leading Off: Why Cousins and Gay will make Team USA

When Team USA plays the Dominican Republic in an exhibition tonight in New York, look for DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay of the Kings to be key players off the bench. Rudy Gay speaks with reporters Sunday after watching the Kings’ summer league game against Charlotte in Las Vegas. DeMarcus Cousins has twice before participated in Team USA training camp but this year is playing for a roster spot.
Rotoworld Aug 18, 2014

Rudy Gay wants to earn roster spot on US Team - Rudy Gay (F) Sacramento Kings

Rudy Gay realizes that his roster spot on the US Team is not guaranteed, but he's embracing the competition.
Sactown Royalty Aug 15, 2014
DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay join Team USA to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay join Team USA to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and other USA Basketball players did the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness for ALS. The big thing on social media lately if you haven't seen it has been the Ice Bucket Challenge, in which people dump ice water on themselves to raise awareness for ALS research while challenging others to do the same.  DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay and other Team USA members got into the spirit of things recently by taking part in the challenge themselves, as evidenced by this video from Cousins' Instagram. Here's another angle from Rudy Gay's Instagram: Cousins' reaction is...

FIBA World Cup: Rudy, White, and Blue?

Basketball competitions I would rather Rudy Gay not represent my country in. Last weekend, the US men's national team added Rudy Gay to its roster. The departures of Kevin Durant (personal reasons) and Paul George (injury) necessitated the Rudy comeback. Gay was a part of the 2010 US team that won the FIBA world championship, but his stock has slipped since--being traded twice and now playing basketball for the Sacramento Kings. Despite the statistical revolution that says, "Maybe Rudy Gay isn't so great at basketball!" the losses of Durant and George at least make this Rudy tryout (the...
CSN Washington Aug 8, 2014

Team USA addresses need with Baltimore native Rudy Gay

Now that Kevin Durant is resting up, Team USA needs frontcourt scoring help. Rudy Gay is joining the roster for that purpose.
Oklahoman Aug 8, 2014
Kevin Durant replaced on Team USA by Kings forward Rudy Gay

Kevin Durant replaced on Team USA by Kings forward Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay has been called to replace Kevin Durant on the USA Basketball roster battling for one of the final 12 spots to go to the FIBA World Cup. Durant withdrew from Team USA on Thursday, citing fatigue.Read more on NewsOK.com
Sacramento Bee Aug 8, 2014

Kings forward Rudy Gay added to U.S. national team roster

Kings forward Rudy Gay has been added to the U.S. men’s national roster and will compete for a spot on the team that play in the FIBA World Cup in Spain, USA Basketball’s Jerry Colangelo announced today.
CSN Houston Aug 8, 2014

US basketball team adds Gay to roster

The U.S. national basketball team has added Rudy Gay, a day after Kevin Durant's withdrawal from the team.

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