(Yup, that’s Dwight Howard who Fernandez just wrecked.)
The Knicks and Nets are among the five teams on the wish list Blazers guard Rudy Fernandez has submitted to Portland management in the hopes of being traded.
According to a Blazers source, the club is looking to get draft picks in return for Fernandez, who no longer wants to serve as Brandon Roy’s backup. For the Knicks to acquire Fernandez, Wilson Chandler would also certainly have to be included in a trade.
Rudy Fernandez’ list of teams isn’t four but cinco: Knicks, Nets, Bulls, Celtics and that awful team in South Florida featuring LeCon.
What would it take to secure Fernandez? I really have no idea. But his contract only calls for him to be paid $1.246 million next year, with a team option for the following year and a qualifying offer (whatever the hell that means) for the third. Unfortunately, if it’s draft picks the Blazers want the C’s can’t give the most valuable ones.
But if the Celtics can somehow get Fernandez? Man, I would love that. He’s instant energy off the bench, can shoot the rock from outside, runs the wing on the break and is a lady killer at the same time. He had a down year last year, but has been stifled in a halfcourt Portland offense. Get Fernandez running the wing for Rondo and he’d certainly be a better player than he was last season.
There have been some rumors that Fernandez is so disgruntled he might end up back overseas, but this wish list is a sign he wants to remain in the NBA. Let’s hope he gets his wish, as long as it’s in Boston.