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Rudy Fernandez is done with the NBA

Posted on: August 18, 2010 11:24 pm
Edited on: August 19, 2010 8:57 am
Blazers forward is headed back to Europe, regardless of trade.
Posted by Matt Moore

Rudy Fernandez has made a ton of noise this summer about wanting out of Portland, where his value has steadily declined since entering the league. He never clicked with the coaching staff and had his role progressively compromised by roster moves. The steady thought was that a trade to New York, Chicago, or Boston would have placated him. However, it would appear that situaton has changed.

Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports that Fernandez' agent claims that Fernandez is homesick and wants to return to Europe. He no longer has an interest in playing in the NBA, and is willing to sit out the season under suspension in pursuit of a split with the Trail Blazers. Fernandez is still under contract with the Blazers this season, so he can't just escape back home.

What he's going through sounds awfully similar to Juan Carlos Navarro, who joined the Grizzlies before heading back home. Of course, Fernandez was actually part of a winning team, though he did have his best friend on the team (Sergio Rodriguez) traded away just like Navarro (Pau Gasol). But it's yet another example of a European player that simply prefers the lifestyle and play of Europe over the NBA. It's a shame we'll miss out on seeing Rudy regularly. But hey, we'll always have the failed dunk attempt. 40 times .


Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: August 19, 2010 12:57 pm

Rudy Fernandez is done with the NBA

I don't give a **** where he's from. He's Exhibit A in the "Why the Slam Dunk Contest Sucks" trial. That was shameful. The All-Star Game needs to either take out a restraining order against him or change the name to the All-Star (and someone named Rudy) Game.

Since: Dec 8, 2009
Posted on: August 19, 2010 12:41 pm

Rudy Fernandez is done with the NBA

well aren't you an incredible ball of tolerance. i'm just gonna go ahead and guess you're not native american. if i'm right then that means that at some point in your lineage, someone was (*gasp!*) a foreigner. the brilliant minds in these forums never cease to amaze me.

Since: Aug 19, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2010 12:09 pm

Rudy Fernandez is done with the NBA

Rudy Fernandez is a very good player that has the bad luck of playing behind an allstar SG Roy. He's never going to get the chance to prove his value unless Roy goes down with an injury. So I don't blame him for trying to pursue other options. As for the ignorant foreigner comment (@destiny) you fail to realize that unless you are a native American Indian then you too are technically a foreigner as well.

Since: Aug 19, 2010
Posted on: August 19, 2010 2:41 am

Rudy Fernandez is done with the NBA

so because hes not american hes no good?
he had his amazing and helpful run for us blazers
and if he wants to go then so be it...sure this could of been handled better but you oughtta look at his stats before you start looking down on all foreigners.

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2010 11:57 pm

Good, send him home!

We have too many fracking foreigners in this country as it is.  If I had my way, we'd be sending all of them back to where they came from !!!

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