(“Oh Rudy when you dunk like that.”)
“Portland is willing to make a trade and the truth is I’m pleased they want to do it. Now we have to find a team where I can have an important role or where I can find the dynamics I enjoyed in Portland the first year.”
“My agents are in the United States, they are speaking with them and if something comes up they will travel to Portland.”
What would it take to get Rudy in New England next season?
One trade that has been thrown around in the comments is Rudy and Pryzbilla (also on the market) for Sheed, Lafayette, and maybe a pick. Which sounds great, but… the Blazers are semi-contenders with an owner that has huge pockets. They probably wouldn’t be willing to dump Pryzbilla just as a salary dump.
So a trade would probably have to be Lafayette/Gaffney and a pick or two. Is that enough to fetch Rudy? Let’s hope so. There are some huge concerns about Rudy defending bigger wings, but with Marquis back in the fold Rudy would be freed to defend the smaller option every night. Which would free Rudy up to do what he does best: Get buckets.