NBA Trade Rumors: New York Knicks Want Rudy Fernandez

Zeeshan KhanContributor IIJuly 16, 2010

HOUSTON - APRIL 24:  Forward Rudy Fernandez #5 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts after making a shot against the Houston Rockets in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 24, 2009 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Rudy Fernandez seems to be the hot topic for the Trail Blazers page on Bleacher Report.

Luckily, the smoke surrounding him is starting to clear up now.

The New York Knicks are very interested in trading for Portland Trail Blazer Guard Rudy Fernandez, and apparently the feeling is mutual, as Rudy wants to go to either the Knicks, Bulls, Celtics , Nets, or Heat.

Out of those teams, the team showing the most interest is obviously New York since they need some help at the wing positions.

The reason this trade hasn't already happened is that the Trail Blazers do not have any interest in any of the players that the Knicks are giving in exchange.

So for this trade to go down as soon as possible, the Knicks have to either give the Trail Blazers draft picks or find a third team to make a trade possible.

The best players the Knicks can give for Rudy are Wilson Chandler and Anthony Randolph.

I doubt they would offer Anthony Randolph because he has huge potential to flourish in the Knicks offensive style.

Wilson Chandler might be more available since the Knicks are not sure if he can play the two-guard position properly.

If the trade were to involve New York's draft picks, the Trail Blazers would have to wait a while for the pick since New York owes Houston their next two first round draft picks from the Tracy McGrady deal.

But as Utah has shown, if you wait for a draft pick from a team like the Knicks, you can have a lot of happiness.

I think the Trail Blazers should either get Wilson Chandler from the Knicks since he has value and could be traded in a package for a player like CP3, or they should get the Knicks' 2013 first round pick.

Hopefully, Rudy Fernandez will be gone from the roster in a few days and we'll have a nice draft pick waiting for us in 2013.