How did the San Antonio Spurs fans react to Rudy Gay signing on Thursday night?
Gay is San Antonio’s first free-agent acquisition of the offseason. They re-signed Patty Mills to a 4-year, $50 million deal on July 1, but stayed quiet since. Other free agents remain, like Pau Gasol, David Lee, Jonathon Simmons and Dewayne Dedmon.
After Gay signed, Spurs fans took to Twitter to react to what just happened. What did they have to say about this acquisition?
Pounding the Rock was ecstatic about this. They called it a “fantastic signing.”
IN NEW NEWS THE SPURS GOT RUDY GAY. WHAT A FANTASTIC SIGNING.
— Pounding the Rock (@poundingtherock) July 7, 2017
If Rudy Gay can come off the bench and give us 10-13 points a game and play solid defense I'll be pretty happy with that.
— Spurs Family (@SASpurs5) July 7, 2017
A few people were excited over the Gay signing, with mention of him assisting the beat-Golden State effort. That’s along with Popovich turning Gay “into an MVP.”
With Rudy Gay signed we're beating GS in the playoffs this year..
— e s c o (@PJEsco1) July 7, 2017
Pop about to turn Rudy Gay into an MVP isn't he.
— Eight Screens (@eightscreens) July 7, 2017
I would much rather have Rudy gay over olynyk.. wow
— 21Trinidad (@trinidadjosh03) July 7, 2017
A few tweets questioned this, or seemingly did:
Every team at first is like "Yay! Rudy Gay!" By the end they are always like… "What is it you do again?"
— NBKay (@KateeForbis) July 7, 2017
However, others were still in favor of what the front office just did:
I'm happy Rudy Gay signed with the Spurs. One of the most under appreciated players in the game.
— Happy Belichick (@SportsTalkKyle) July 7, 2017
To me.. Rudy Gay to Spurs beats PG to Oklahoma City
— 力TRELLSHINHAN (@FerrariTrell) July 7, 2017
Opinions will vary on Gay, but he is officially a Spur. For now, that’s all that matters.
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 7, 2017
Gay opted out of a $14.3 million option with the Sacramento Kings for the 2017-18 season. It came as an interesting move, especially since he ruptured his Achilles in January. However, he took much less to join a contender, if that was his motivation.
The fit and how healthy Gay will be for next season remain to be seen. Maybe he’ll be worked along slowly, and come back as a sixth man or a starter next to Kawhi Leonard.
Gay is an 11-year veteran of the NBA, being selected in the 2006 NBA Draft. He played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors and Kings, 18.4 points and 5.9 rebounds on 45 percent shooting.
So the Spurs made their first signing of the offseason. What do you think of it?