Kings sign Gay to extension

Sacramento, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Sacramento Kings signed forward Rudy Gay to a multi-year contract extension Wednesday.

Since acquiring Gay in a trade from Toronto on Dec. 9 2013, Gay has posted averages of 20.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

"I feel blessed to be in this situation," said Gay. "I'm grateful for the confidence the Kings have shown in my abilities and appreciate the way Sacramento and its passionate fans have embraced me and my family from day one. The future is bright for this franchise, and I'm thrilled to play a role in helping the organization succeed on the court and in the community."

The ninth-year Connecticut product Gay has averaged 18.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in 596 career contests.

"Ensuring Rudy will remain a member of the Kings' family is tremendous news for our organization, our fans and the community as a whole," Kings general manager Pete D'Alessandro said. "This announcement also underscores an unwavering commitment by Vivek Ranadive to continue building a team that will reestablish a winning tradition in Sacramento."

The surprising Kings are 6-5 so far this season.