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Mavs trade Fernandez, Brewer to Nuggets

Posted on: December 13, 2011 4:15 pm
Edited on: December 13, 2011 6:14 pm
Posted by Ben Golliverrudy-fernandez

Grand opening. Grand closing?

Guard Rudy Fernandez's career with the Dallas Mavericks may be over before it even started. and both reported on Tuesday that the Mavericks will move the moody shooting guard to the Denver Nuggets. reported that the Mavericks would receive a future second round pick and included reserve guard Corey Brewer in the deal as well. quickly confirmed those details.

The Mavericks acquired Fernandez from the Portland Trail Blazers on the night of the 2011 NBA Draft for a first round pick that the Blazers re-routed to the Nuggets with guard Andre Miller in a trade for Raymond Felton. During the lockout, Fernandez, a Spanish national team player, signed a multi-year contract with Real Madrid.

Brewer, a lithe wing, signed with the Mavericks in March after getting bought out by the New York Knicks after they acquired him in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves that helped facilitate the acquisition of All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony

Recent reports indicated that Fernandez, who regularly complained at his role in Portland, would not be happy in Dallas if he did not receive ample playing time and was considering requesting a buyout. Following the 2011-2012 season, Fernandez is free to return to play for Real Madrid. He reportedly had issues with his travel visa that delayed his arrival to Dallas' training camp.

On Monday, Dallas announced the signing of free agent wing Vince Carter and reports surfaced that the Mavericks had signed free agent guard Delonte West as well. Over the weekend, Dallas swung a trade for Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom, too, giving Dallas 11 players competing for playing time at the one, two and three positions.

Fernandez, 26, has not yet delivered on the considerable hype he brought with him to the NBA following the 2008 Olympics, where Spain won the Silver Medal. Last season, Fernandez averaged 8.6 points and 2.5 assists in 78 games for the Blazers.

Brewer, 25, played just 13 games for Dallas last season, posting season averages of 8.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in 69 combined appearances for the Mavericks and the Timberwolves.

Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 3:28 pm

Mavs trade Fernandez, Brewer to Nuggets

Maybe you should have held off posting until Nene signed elsewhere, because you're looking mighty dumb right now seeing as how Nene just re-signed with us.

Since: Jul 7, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 3:17 pm

Mavs trade Fernandez, Brewer to Nuggets

On the one hand, I'm asking the same questions many of you are asking:  Brewer and a 1st for a 2nd?? huh?  But then I look at how much money is given to drafted players.  I look at how FEW actually pan out with the team that drafted them....or get ANY significant minutes.  Maybe going after free agents is the way to guarantee success these days.  If you draft a kid, he's only played a year or two of college ball if any.....he's unproven.....and he could hit or miss.  If you sign a free agent, you know what you're getting.  Sounds pretty smart, actually.

Since: Jan 30, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2011 1:39 am

Mavs trade Fernandez, Brewer to Nuggets


Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 10:20 pm

Mavs trade Fernandez, Brewer to Nuggets

Seems like a low-risk move by the Nuggets to add some more young bodies with potential.  Personally, I still think the Nuggets should resign Afflalo if they can do it for a reasonable amount, and let Fernandez take on J.R. Smith's gunner role off the bench.  Brewer strikes me as insurance in case Jordan Hamilton isn't ready to play major minutes.  Basically, if George Karl can get everyone to play team ball like they did after the Melo trade last year, these two guys can be useful parts.  If not, the liability is small since Brewer has a 2-year deal and Fernandez is only signed through this year.

Since: Jun 7, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2011 10:16 pm

Mavs trade Fernandez, Brewer to Nuggets

So we got Andre Miller, Corey Brewer Rudy Fernandez & a first round pick for Raymond Felton...............SWEET.

But no NENE!!! Every team in the West has a big man or a PF that can play  the post except the NO-GGUTS.

I love what Chris Andersen brings to the floor ,but he is really only a 10-12 min per game guy. Sorry to say it but my nuggets will only win 25-28 games in this short season

Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2011 9:25 pm

Mavs trade Fernandez, Brewer to Nuggets

So basically the mavs traded a first round pick and corey brewer for a second round trick. Hahaha.

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