Without basketball activity since March 15, almost four months since the pandemic COVID 19 hits the world. Some NBA players are slowly getting back to get on the shape. But the Spurs veterans didn’t see this as a problem as he said he’s working good enough.
“It hasn’t been that challenging for me, to be honest with you,” Gay said to reporters. “I’m into fitness and staying healthy and my diet and stuff like that.”
He owns a gym, the USA Pickup Fitness in Towson Maryland that Gay uses to stay on the shape.
“As you get older, up in your age, in the league you kind of never have to get out of shape,” Gay said.
This season in 21 minutes per game, Rudy Gay had 10.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game at 44% shooting. Consider the worst season in his Spurs three-year career.
“It’s a different mindset being on the court but as far as being in shape and being able to snap back, I kept a good handle on that,” he said.
The Spurs are currently 12th in the Western Conference with a 26-37. They will play without their best big man LaMarcus Aldridge who had knee surgery. Rudy Gay just missed three games this year due to illness. Sometimes, Pop put him to be the team’s center and have a solid response. He particularly matched up well against Rudy Gobert in their last two games on which the Spurs won both games.
Gay noted the team is ready to take the challenge for the next eight games.
“We’re competitive,” he said. “We’re going out there to be competitive. We’re going out there to fight as a team.”
“It gives us the chance to go out there. It just gives it your all for eight games.”