Rudy Gay is done resting

Rudy Gay (Via Spurs)

The San Antonio Spurs signed forward Rudy Gay in the offseason despite coming off an Achilles injury that saw him play just 30 games for Sacramento.

A grueling rehab, and a positive mind has resulted in Gay's return and hopefully the first steps in his road back to his All-Star form.

In his Spurs preseason debut, he scored four points in limited time (18 minutes) versus his former team as Head Coach Gregg Popovich is taking a cautious approach to Rudy's comeback.

But now that the regular-season is coming soon, Gay feels the time for rest is over - it's time to get the reps and the minutes.

“I don’t need to rest, I need reps. I need to get out there and play," said Gay. "I need to be as confident as I can throughout the rest of the season.”

In his second preseason game, Gay got more time on the floor and pumped in 11 points in 22 minutes against Denver in a starting role.

His minutes and numbers will spike as the preseason rolls on and the regular-season tips off. For his career, he's averaging 18.4 points and 5.9 rebounds. Prior to his injury, he averaged 18.7 points and 6.3 rebounds for the Kings.

And the Spurs can use his offensive and defensive punch to go with Kawhi Leonard.

"Obviously, it is a championship team, and one person can’t do it by themselves," said Gay.

Gay signed a two-year, $17 million deal to join the Spurs last summer, the doctors cleared him to play, and in just two games he's getting the reps he needs.

Now it's time to simply just play.

Twitter: @JeffGSpursZone

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