Gay to opt out of contract with Spurs

Spurs forward Rudy Gay is among those questioning an offseason decision that appears to benefit offense in every capacity.

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay is declining the player option in his contract and will enter free agency, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.

Gay, 31, appeared in 57 games last season, his first in San Antonio. He averaged 11.3 points and 5.1 rebounds in the regular season, before averaging 12.2 points in the Spurs’ five playoff games.

He will become an unrestricted free agent, able to sign with any team.

Gay has also spent time with the Memphis Grizzlies, Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings.

“The 31-year-old veteran signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Spurs in the offseason of 2017, and the deal contained a player option on the second year,” Haynes explained. “For the first time in his 11-year NBA career, Gay served in a reserve capacity in his lone season in San Antonio.”