Commentary

Buyer's Guide: Rudy Gay

Gay is young, talented and jumps out of the gym, but that doesn't mean he's a top target

Updated: June 25, 2010, 6:57 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | Special to ESPN Insider
Rudy GayLayne Murdoch/Getty ImagesGay's awe-inspiring athleticism will get crowds going. But it won't make them forget about LeBron.

ESPN Insider is analyzing NBA free agents not named LeBron James (we covered him pretty extensively a few weeks ago, and there's even more coming every day on the LeBron Tracker) to determine what they're really worth to the teams chasing them this summer. To follow the entire series, click here. We continue Friday with Rudy Gay.

OVERALL ASSESSMENT

Even after four seasons of NBA ball, Rudy Gay remains a slab of marble. Before the Connecticut high-flier was drafted eighth overall in 2006, the words "upside" or "freak" were sprinkled heavily in every scouting report and projection. This summer, expect more of the same.