Rudy Gay Replaces Kevin Durant On Team USA’s Roster

Posted on Aug 8 2014 - 5:44pm by Johnny Feulner
Rudy Gay has been added to the Team USA roster - Mandatory Credit: Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images via Yahoo Sports

Rudy Gay has been added to the Team USA roster – Mandatory Credit: Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images via Yahoo Sports

After Kevin Durant informed Team USA’s brass that he would no longer be apart of the club, the group has gone out and reportedly added Sacramento Kings’ forward Rudy Gay to replace him, according to ESPN NBA correspondent Marc Stein.

Gay, 27, was one of the final cuts for the 2012 Olympic squad, and hopes to secure a spot on the roster to compete in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

The team currently has 16 players, per Stein, and need to get down to 12 by Aug. 30, when the tournament commences.

Gay last played in international play back in 2010, when he averaged seven points-per-game off the bench for Team USA at this event, per ESPN.com.

In 73 games between the Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings last season, Gay averaged 20 points, six rebounds, and 2.9 assists-per-game.

Durant withdrew from Team USA after what he described as having “physical and mental fatigue.”

The squad has also lost Blake Griffin to a back injury, and Paul George – as we all know by now – to a horrific broken leg incident.