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Sactown Royalty Oct 6, 2014

The NBA's new television deal means the Kings should try to lock up Rudy Gay now

The new NBA television deal means the salary cap (and player salaries) are going to take a big leap in the near future. The NBA is set to announce a new television contract with ESPN and TNT worth $24 billion over 9 years.  That's almost three times the current television contract revenue and likely means we'll see a very large increase in the NBA's salary cap when the contract takes effect in the 2016-17 season (the first season the Kings will be in their new arena). The Kings of course, have been working on extension talks with star forward Rudy Gay this summer but nothing has yet...
Sacramento Bee Sep 30, 2014
Gay glad to be back; Kings want him here beyond this season

Gay glad to be back; Kings want him here beyond this season

Before the Kings made their run at free agents in the offseason, their first big sales pitch was to Rudy Gay in June. They were trying to persuade the small forward to stay in Sacramento for the 2014-15 season. Rudy Gay, shown on media day last week, might be the top unrestricted free agent at small forward next summer. Rudy Gay of the US dunks the ball during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Dominican Republic, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 to Sept....
Sacramento Bee Sep 29, 2014
Team USA prepared Rudy Gay for new role with the Kings

Team USA prepared Rudy Gay for new role with the Kings

Sacramento plans to use Gay at power forward, the position he played exclusively in helping the national team win gold in the FIBA World Cup. Dominican Republic forward Orlando Sanchez (16) defends as U.S. forward Rudy Gay protects the ball during the first half of an exhibition basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The United States won 105-62. Rudy Gay of the US dunks the ball during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Dominican Republic, in Bilbao, northern Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup...

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