The Seven Stages of Rudy Gay: Consternation
Last night Rudy Gay was traded from the Toronto Raptors to the Sacramento Kings and we here at Hickory-High are still trying to work through the intellectual and emotional confusion (I don’t just mean confusion about the trade but general confusion about Rudy Gay as a professional basketball). Join us as we travel through The Seven Stages of Rudy Gay.
The first stage is consternation, a general feeling of unease and dismay. I don’t want to hang it all on his shooting percentages, but Shahrazad are they ugly. The infographic above, assembled with statistical assistance from Andrew Koo, shows he’s on pace for a historically poor shooting season. At his current rate Gay would tie the mark for the lowest percentage of games played, shooting less than 50 percent from the field by a player, with at least 500 field goal attempts.
How do we reconcile this with the commonly held belief that he’s a productive offensive player?