also, they have won 5 of their last 8 games, 3 of those wins against Miami, Houston, and Portland
10-3 against Eastern Conference opponents
3-2 against Western Conference opponents
Three quality wins (at Thunder, Pacers and at Mavs)
One poor loss (Bobcats)
Other four losses: Heat, Spurs (twice) and Pacers
4-5 against Eastern Conference opponents
3-3 against Western Conference opponents
Four quality wins (Heat, Rockets (two - home and away) and Blazers)
Four poor losses (Pelicans, Bobcats (two) and Sixers)
Other four losses: Heat, Spurs, Hawks and Suns
You can adjust for conference differential all you want. The team that lost Rudy Gay is playing much better than the team that gained him so far.
Of course, we're only talking a fifth of a season, but if you guys can champion him for being a changed player over that amount of time, we can use it as a team barometer, too.