A solid rebounder and shot-blocker when given the chance. Has a big, long, strong, 7-foot frame with more than adequate bulk for the NBA post. Fairly mobile, and flashes good hands.
Doesn't throw his weight around like he could at either end of the court. Stiff at times and isn't fast or athletic. Doesn't show much of a mid-range or perimeter game and is a liability at the charity stripe.
Solid depth center.
Movements & Injuries
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Pistons.
Missed 3 games (illness).
Acquired from the Toronto Raptors.
Exercised his contract option with the Toronto Raptors for next season.
Missed 2 games (flu).
Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Raptors to a two-year contract.
Missed 14 games (irregular heartbeat).
Irregular heartbeat, sidelined indefinitely.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Raptors to a one-year contract.
Declined his contract option with the New Orleans Hornets for the 2011-12 season.
Missed 6 games (sprained ankle).
Sprained ankle, sidelined indefinitely.
Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the New Orleans Hornets to a two-year contract.
Missed 1 game (stomach virus).
Stomach virus, day-to-day.
Acquired from the Chicago Bulls.
Missed 13 games (leg injury).
Leg injury, sidelined indefinitely.
Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Chicago Bulls to a one-year contract.
Signed by the Chicago Bulls.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Detroit Pistons.
Toronto Raptors traded Rudy Gay, Aaron Gray and Quincy Acy to the Sacramento Kings for John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez, Patrick Patterson and Chuck Hayes.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Toronto Raptors.
New Orleans Hornets traded Devin Brown to the Chicago Bulls for Aaron Gray.
Drafted by the Chicago Bulls in the 2nd round (49th overall) in 2007.
Report: Aaron Gray agrees to deal with DET | 07/07/2014 4:46 PM
Aaron Gray has reportedly agreed to a multi-year deal with the Pistons.
Vincent Goodwill on Twitter
The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed, but the Pistons needed a backup center to play behind Andre Drummond and they got that in Gray. Gray boasts career averages of 3.4 points, and 3.7 rebounds, so don't look to him as a fantasy option.
Aaron Gray starts at C w/ DeMarcus out Sunday | 03/16/2014 10:41 PM
Aaron Gray had four points, four rebounds, one steal and one block in 19 minutes as a fill-in starter with DeMarcus Cousins (knee) sidelined on Sunday.
Gray scored his first points since joining the Kings, and his averages in five starts earlier this season don't inspire confidence -- 3.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks. Keep in mind that Gray had an easier-than-usual matchup against the Wolves' decimated frontcourt, and with Cousins day-to-day he's a very sketchy source of fantasy value.
Aaron Gray starting vs. the Wolves | 03/16/2014 6:34 PM
Aaron Gray will start against the Wolves on Sunday.
DeMarcus Cousins (knee) is not playing due to tendinitis and the Kings are unlikely to use Gray much as far as scoring goes. Expect Jason Thompson and Derrick Williams to benefit on the stat sheet tonight.
Aaron Gray projected as starter for Kings | 01/24/2014 10:44 AM
Aaron Gray is projected as a starter in place of DeMarcus Cousins (ankle) Friday.
Rudy Gay (Achilles') is also out, leaving the Kings' likely starting five in Friday's game against the Pacers as: Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Thornton, Derrick Williams, Jason Thompson and Gray. Williams is the only one we'd consider as a realistic plug-n-play, and even he will be shaky against the Pacers' dominant defense. Gray is a plodding 7-footer with zero upside.
Aaron Gray sent to Kings in seven-player swap | 12/08/2013 8:04 PM
Aaron Gray will join the Kings after being traded from the Raptors along with Quincy Acy and Rudy Gay.
Gray's massive 270-pound frame may come in handy for spot minutes behind DeMarcus Cousins, but it's just as likely that Hamady N'diaye will assume most of the minutes left behind in Chuck Hayes' wake. Neither guy is worth a glance outside of deep leagues.
Aaron Gray reportedly exercises player option | 05/18/2013 1:21 PM
Aaron Gray exercised the $2.6 million player option in his contract, according to beat writer Josh Lewenberg.
Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
Much like his teammate Linas Kleiza, Gray has no reason to decline the option. The five-year veteran had fits of fantasy usefulness in very deep leagues but is mostly an end-of-the-bench player. He averaged 2.8 points and 3.2 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game.
Gray scores seven points with 12 boards | 02/02/2013 12:43 AM
Aaron Gray scored seven points on 3-of-6 shooting with 12 rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes in Friday's blowout win over the Clippers.
Gray did not record a steal or block and he will stop producing any time now with Jonas Valanciunas and Andrea Bargnani moving in on his turf. But if you're desperate for very short-term value, give him a look while he's providing low-end numbers.
Aaron Gray goes for 8 & 11 in win | 01/31/2013 12:50 AM
Center Aaron Gray had eight points, 11 rebounds and a block in Wednesday's loss.
He's hot right now, going for a career-high 22 points and 10 rebounds on Monday, but had literally done almost nothing up to that point this season. He should continue to play well as long as Jonas Valanciunas is out, especially with Amir Johnson needed at power forward now that Ed Davis has been traded. If you're desperate at center and are only in it for the short-term, Gray is a decent grab right now.
Aaron Gray comes out of nowhere w/ 22 & 10 | 01/29/2013 1:47 AM
Aaron Gray started in Monday's loss to the Warriors for matchup purposes, scoring a career-high 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting with 10 rebounds and two steals in 32 minutes.
Gray started because Andrew Bogut started on the other side, and this says more about the Warriors' soft interior defense than anything else. This line will be in the running for flukiest line of the year.
Aaron Gray returns from the flu Friday | 01/11/2013 11:12 PM
Aaron Gray made his return to the lineup on Friday and had no points, four boards and one block in seven minutes against the Bobcats.
Gray was starting before he became ill and before Dwane Casey came to his senses and started Amir Johnson. The seven minutes played tonight is all you need to know about Gray's fantasy value.
Aaron Gray (flu) will not play Sunday | 01/06/2013 12:58 PM
Aaron Gray (flu) will not play on Sunday, moving Amir Johnson into the starting lineup.
Doug Smith on Twitter
Johnson will need to somehow avoid foul trouble for his short-handed team, which has no depth in the middle and will need to get creative against the Thunder.