Rudy Gay takes shot at former team Raptors over DeRozan
Rudy Gay still doesn’t appear to have much love for his old team.
In an interview this week with the Hartford Courant’s Don Amore, the San Antonio Spurs forward praised his current team for their handling of the Kawhi Leonard situation while shading the Toronto Raptors for not offering the same courtesy to DeMar DeRozan.
“The best part about San Antonio, they do right by you,” said Gay. “They do right by their players, do right by their staff. That doesn’t happen much in the NBA, to be honest with you. It doesn’t happen much.
“On one side, there was [Leonard] that was trying to get out, get to a bigger market, and they were totally being up front with him, and then they trade him for a guy [DeRozan] where, that organization wasn’t being up front with him at all,” Gay added. “So I mean, it’s just night and day. That trade right there shows you the difference between the Spurs and other organizations.”
DeRozan, a lifelong Raptor, was dealt to the Spurs in July as part of a package for the disgruntled Leonard. The move reunites him with Gay, who played with DeRozan in Toronto for two seasons from 2013 to 2014. Similarly, Gay’s Raptors tenure also ended with a trade, in his case to the Sacramento Kings.
Another former Raptor of that era also dissed the team for their treatment of DeRozan, so it’s pretty clear where the players stand on that whole situation.