When Rudy Gay arrived in Sacramento on Tuesday to meet with Kings management and ownership about his future with the organization, he was greeted by dozens of fans at the airport, all urging him to remain with the team.

The Kings’ brass are hoping that the message from the fans, co-signed by the franchise, was heard loud and clear. They’ve made no secret that they wish to retain Gay, who appeared in 55 games with Sacramento after being acquired in a trade with Toronto.