Rudy Gay can become an unrestricted free agent this summer, should he choose to opt out of the final year of his contract which will pay him $19.3 million next season. The majority of players like to sign for as many guaranteed years as possible as soon as the option is available, both to secure long-term financial stability as well as to protect themselves in case of injury. Close to $20 million is a lot to leave on the table, however, and with Gay’s reputation as a high-volume, low-efficiency scorer, it may be difficult to secure anywhere close to those types of dollars in his next deal on a per-year basis. If Gay does choose to opt out and pursue free agency, though, he’ll have plenty of teams interested in his services for the right price. And the Suns might be among those near the top of that list.
Jose Calderon scored 23 points (8-14 FGA, 3-4 FTA), going 4-for-8 from three-point range with three rebounds, four assists and one steal over 35 minutes in the Knicks 100-91 loss to the Magic on Wednesday.
Carmelo Anthony registered a double-double on Wednesday, scoring 28 points (9-17 FGA, 7-9 FTA) while going 3-for-4 from three-point range with 13 rebounds, three assists and one steal over 35 minutes in the Knicks 100-91 loss to the Magic.
Victor Oladipo came off the bench to score a team high 24 points (5-15 FGA, 13-15 FTA) on Wednesday, while going 1-for-4 from three-point range with four rebounds and two assists over 26 minutes in the Magic's 100-91 win over the Knicks.
Robert Covington registered a double-double on Wednesday, scoring 11 points (4-16 FGA, 1-3 FTA), going 2-for-8 from three-point range with 14 rebounds, six steals and two blocks over 35 minutes in the 76ers 84-80 loss to the Celtics.
Isaiah Thomas scored a game high 30 points (11-21 FGA, 4-4 FTA) on Wednesday, going 4-for-7 from three-point range with four rebounds, six assists and one steal over 39 minutes in the Celtics 84-80 win over the 76ers.
John Wall filled the stat sheet on Wednesday, scoring 14 points (6-18 FGA) while going 2-for-7 from three-point range with five rebounds, six assists and six steals over 36 minutes in the Wizards 101-87 loss to the Hornets on Wednesday.
Bradley Beal scored 17 points (6-16 FGA, 2-2 FTA), going 3-for-8 from three-point range with four rebounds, two assists and one block over 38 minutes in the Wizards 101-87 loss to the Hornets on Wednesday.