The Kings can expect many questions about Rudy Gay this season.

Gay will opt out of his contract after this season and become an unrestricted free agent, fueling speculation the Kings will trade the forward to avoid losing him with no compensation.

“I made the decision to opt out,” Gay said Monday during the team’s media day. “Whether I sign here, whether I’m here the rest of the season or whether I start here, it’s really not up to me. Wherever I am, I’m going play to the best of my ability.”

Gay believes he’ll maximize his talent after undergoing shock treatment in the offseason for Achilles’ problems.

“The procedure I had this summer addressed something that’s been nagging me for a little while,” he said. “I’m the type of person who tries to play through things and tries to make the best out of every situation. But I feel like that was something that I was fed up with and had to be addressed.”

Gay said he’s ready for the first practice of training camp Tuesday. His scoring average dipped to 17.2 points last season, when he played in pain and struggled in coach George Karl’s system.