For some time now, Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay has been a borderline All-Star player. Although his talent cannot be denied, Gay’s worth has proved to be a divisive topic.

Most of that discussion centers on Gay’s shooting. Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo provided some explanation for his star players’ streaky shooting in an interview on TSN Radio, mentioning that Gay has vision issues. Though the problem needs correction, Gay refuses to wear contacts and is not comfortable in goggles, Bruce Arthur reported for the National Post.

Perhaps this helps to explain the inconsistencies in Gay’s outside shot we've all observed. A dynamic athlete, Gay has the ability to get to the bucket and finish, but he is also one of the NBA tough-shot takers. There are players who can take and make tough shots. Gay mostly takes them.

Outside the restricted area, Gay shot only 36.8 percent from the field this past season. Most of those shots came from mid-range, where he hit 148-of-411 attempts, or 36.0 percent.

Gay’s struggles extended beyong the 3-point line. Gay was either hot or cold—no in between. There was proof of this in Gay’s first three months with the Raptors. He shot 25.5 percent from three in February, 28.6 in March and 50.0 in April.

With the Memphis Grizzlies, before he was traded to Toronto in January, Gay was pointed out as the rare player capable of creating his own shot. But what’s more important are the type of shots he creates. As we can see, Gay's judgement—and vision—needed work in 2012-13.