To provide insight into the Spurs’ off-season acquisitions, welcome to the first of a series of discussions with SB Nation writers who cover the teams San Antonio’s player just left. We begin with the biggest free agent signee of the summer, Rudy Gay, who spent the past three-and-a-half seasons with the Sacramento Kings after eight seasons playing for Memphis and Toronto. Gay opted out of a $14 million player option with the Kings to sign a two-year deal with San Antonio worth just over $17 million. For his career, he’s averaged about 18.5 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists per game. In January, Rudy’s Achilles tendon ruptured, ending his 2016-2017 season. All accounts indicate that his rehab is going well and ahead of schedule. Many thanks to Sactown Royalty editor Greg Wissinger for joining me for this one-on-one.In addition to being a native of San Antonio, Matthews is a great comparison. Perhaps it’s an age thing. Wes was a couple years shy of 30 when he suffered his injury and had played in the League for only 6 years. Rudy’s 30 with 11 years of 82 game regular seasons. Besides, beyond superstar deals such as Paul George and Chris Paul, and a few over payments for some younger guys, this off season has not meet expectations for a lot of players. I don’t think Rudy was on anyone’s radar except for the one’s that mattered. I’ve heard that Rudy has a great work ethic and that’s one of the things that excites me about him joining the Spurs. Before he came over to the Kings in December of 2013, Gay averaged 20 plus points only during his second season in the NBA. Yet as a King, Rudy did it twice and was close to 19 ppg. this past season before the injury. And, wholesale jerseys he played less minutes per game in Sacramento than as a Grizzly. Do you attribute these stats more to the different offenses or did Rudy do anything to up his game?