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Open Thread: Rudy Gay can’t fail

Rudy has been a walking bucket his entire career, and he is now among the top 100 scorers in the history of the league.

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Rudy has played for 4 different teams in his career, but for the last 4 seasons he’s been a critical cog for the Silver and Black. This week, he became one of the top 100 scorers in NBA history, passing up Buck Williams on Friday. Next up is Elton Brand, and with 33 points to go, Rudy should easily pass him this season.

Rudy has been a main scorer for most of his career, but the 2020-2021 season could be the first time in his 14 years that he hasn’t started a game, but he’s still been productive this year, averaging 11.2 pts, slightly more than last year’s 10.8. Even though he’s not as quick at the age of 34 as he was earlier in his career, he has a bag of tricks that he’s learned over the years to get open, and he’s still counted on by the Spurs to keep the bench squad afloat with his scoring and veteran leadership with a lineup that often consists of three young players along with him and Patty. Both of those guys will be free agents at the end of this season, so it will be interesting to see if the Spurs bring Rudy back for another tour. What do you think?

Finally, some Rudy-based music:

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