After missing the first month of competition, Rudy Gay is ready to debut this season in the Utah Jazz jersey, as announced by the organization itself. Thus, the veteran player has been marked as available for the confrontation this Thursday against the Toronto Raptors.
Gay, 35, signed a two-year, $ 12 million deal with Salt Lake City last August. However, surgery he underwent during the offseason had prevented him from dressing short so far.
As soon as he landed on the team, the forward shared the reasons for his signing. “There were a lot of really good teams interested in me,” Gay said. The Athletic. “But I think the Jazz have needs that I can best help with. And when you are looking for a place to play, that is what you want. I feel like I can be a bigger asset here in Utah. “
The player comes from completing his last four seasons as a professional in San Antonio, where he averaged 11.9 points and 5.6 rebounds in a total of 256 games, 63 of them as a component of the starting five. Now, the Jazz expect from him another offensive resource from the bench, in addition to a player capable of defending different positions. Among them, that of ‘5’ in those situations of small-ball how much damage they have done in the last playoffs.
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