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Rudy Gay is one of the better small forwards flying under the radar. Playing for a team like the Memphis Grizzlies has a role in that, but so does the fact that basketball fans don't pay enough attention to him.
Last season, the Grizzlies went on the best playoff run in franchise history, but unfortunately Gay could not be a part of it due to an injury.
Had Gay been a key player during that playoff run, he'd be better known after it like fellow teammates Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. Not to mention, the Grizzlies might have made it to the NBA Finals instead of the Dallas Mavericks.
Gay has been an above-average NBA player for four seasons now as he's been averaging close to 20 points per game in each one of them.
Last season, he averaged 19.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He had only played 54 games, though, and that number could have certainly been higher.
His name has appeared in trade rumors, but Memphis will ultimately hold on to this 24-year-old and continue with their own Big Grizzly Three, of Gay, Randolph and Gasol.