Let’s all read way too much into a professional athlete’s tweet…
Lookin forward to playing a full season with the raptors
— Rudy Gay (@rudygay22) July 3, 2013
On one hand, Gay choosing to tweet this the day after the ridiculous reported Pistons offer could be a troll job for the ages from a guy who may already know that he won’t be in Toronto next season. Heck, if you really want to believe the tweet has a cryptic meaning, maybe it’s a hint that he fully intends to play out one full season in Toronto before hitting the free agent market.
On the other hand, Rudy may just be genuinely expressing his excitement about heading into a season where rightly or wrongly, he’ll be “the guy” on a team and will be able to concentrate more on helping said team over a whole season rather than spending his time getting used to a new team.
I suppose there’s also the possibility that in the wake of recent trade rumours, Gay may have been given an assurance of some sort that he isn’t going anywhere (at least for now). And if that turns out to be the case, the rumours would likely shift to DeMar DeRozan, who will now be earning $9.5 million per year.
Whatever the motivation behind the tweet, thanks for giving us yet another talking point to keep this crazy week going, Rudy.