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2015 free agency highlights value of Rudy Gay

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The 2015 free agency period is showing us just how valuable Rudy's extension was.

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The first day of NBA free agency has had a few monster extensions, a few surprises, and a few players taking hometown discounts. Danny Green, considered a target for the Kingsagreed to a 4 year deal worth $45 million per year. DeMarre Carroll agreed to a deal with the Raptors for 4 years and $60 million. What this tells us is that Rudy Gay just become an enormous value.

Would you rather have Rudy Gay at $12 or $13 million per year, or DeMarre Carroll for $15 million per year? Even Danny Green, who I think will be considered a bargain at an average of $11.25 per year, is a three-and-D specialist. He's hugely important to what the Spurs do, but he's objectively not as good as Rudy Gay, and Gay costs just over a million more per year.