Not that this should shock anyone, but the Celtics’ offer for Rudy Fernandez was a first round draft pick. If I’m reading this right, that offer is still on the table. (ESPN)
I mentioned this in my report yesterday on the feud/pending divorce between Rudy Fernandez and the Portland Trail Blazers, but it belongs in the lead paragraph for this site: The Knicks are among the teams trying to acquire the Spanish shooting guard, and they have offered Wilson Chandler.
Other offers on the table include the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls each offering a No. 1 draft pick in 2011, a league source told ESPN.com.
But after the Blazers turned down several offers of first-round picks in the teens on draft night when the team was still being run by former general manager Kevin Pritchard, they are looking to see if they can get a similar offer from a team they believe will finish in the middle of the pack next season.
It looks to me like the Blazers are still determined to trade Fernandez, Europe demands be damned. If so, they’d have to take Chicago’s offer for a first rounder ahead of the Celtics’, no? That would only make sense. Wilson Chandler is a pretty intriguing offer too, even though he smoked a little ganja this offseason. If these offers are correct, I’d have to say the Celtics’ chance of acquiring Rudy is slim, at best. Which is okay, because I’ve moved on. I’m now fully aboard the Xavier Henry train. Danny, if you’re reading, you’ve gotta make a run at the X Man. Please.