When the Golden State Warriors added Rudy Gay to their roster on a non-guaranteed contract in September, it was seen as a longshot for the 17-year veteran to secure a permanent spot. However, the Warriors decided to evaluate his skills and potential.
However, as the start of the season approached, the Warriors made a roster cut, releasing Rudy Gay and Rodney McGruder. The news was reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic.
According to sources, the Golden State Warriors have released Rudy Gay and Rodney McGruder, as confirmed by @anthonyVslater. With this move, the Warriors now have 13 players on standard contracts, giving them more flexibility in terms of roster and finances. They plan to fill the 14th spot in the first two weeks of the season. pic.twitter.com/tWRPSrFpYH
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 21, 2023
Rudy Gay is now a free agent after being waived by the Oklahoma City Thunder. During the offseason, he was traded from the Utah Jazz to the Atlanta Hawks before ending up in Oklahoma City.
With the release of Gay and McGruder, the Golden State Warriors now have 13 guaranteed contracts for their opening night roster, as reported by Taylor Wirth at NBC Sports Bay Area. The team is expected to fill the 14th spot in the coming weeks.
The Golden State Warriors are aiming for their fifth championship in the Stephen Curry era, and while it is not an easy task, they believe it is achievable if everything goes according to plan.
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