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NBA Trade Rumors: Stay Away From Rudy Fernandez

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 29:  Rudy Fernandez #5 of the Portland Trail Blazers in action against the Phoenix Suns during Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs on April 29, 2010 at the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon. The Suns defeated the Blazers 99-90. 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 Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Roy FryeContributor IIAugust 20, 2010

Sources report that four teams after Portland Trailblazers guard Rudy Fernandez. But why? I know he's a good shooter and a dunker too, but teams should not be interested in the Spaniard.

Fernandez has expressed interest that he does not want to play in the NBA and wants to go play ball in Spain. I ask again, why trade for I guy who has no passion and desire for the league. It's beyond me.

But alas, there are still offers.

Boston has offered a first round pick and Chicago has as well. First round picks are valuable for getting cheap young talent that don't come with much baggage. The Knicks must be out of their mind because they're offering Wilson Chandler for Fernandez.

Isiah must have come up with that one.

Overall, I see that it would be foolish to trade for Fernandez. The only situation that would be smart is trading a bad contract to the Blazers as Chandler has a small expiring contract.

The NBA is the most exclusive major sports league in America. There are aspiring player oversees, and in the D-League who are talented and have more desire to play the game hoping to take your spot.

Please teams, stay away for Rudy Fernandez.


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