Only after his team had left the gym for the most part and after he had put up dozens of three pointers did Rudy Gay finally walk over and address a small band of Toronto media awaiting their first words with him since the big trade.

Gay was cordial, shaking everyone’s hands and willing to talk, but it was obvious there’s still some hurt there.

“Do I feel like I was treated fairly?,” Gay said repeating the question. “I think I took the fall for a lot of things, but it has happened before and it will happen again.”

Gay was adamant there were no regrets about anything that went on during his short time in Toronto, other than he wished he would have been given a little more time.

“I think we had a chance to be a really good team,” he said somewhat wistfully. “I mean obviously they are a really good team now, but I still feel like we had time left to build and become a big threat in the East.

“I don’t think we got that time,” Gay said. “You can ask (his former Raps teammates) and I think they’ll say the same thing. I think we could have made noise with that team, but that’s not my job.”

If there are some hurt feelings on Gay’s part, they seem to lie with GM Masai Ujiri who pulled the trigger on the trade that sent Gay, Quincy Acy and Aaron Gray to Sacramento in exchange for Patrick Patterson, John Salmons, Greivis Vasquez and Chuck Hayes back on Dec. 8.

Gay has not talked to Ujiri since the trade.

“He texted me and called me after it happened, but (laughing) after that there wasn’t much more to say,” Gay said.

But however difficult it was for Gay to leave a team in Toronto he felt he had bonded tightly with, even Gay admits the fit for him on the basketball court in Sacramento is better than it was in Toronto.