Rudy Fernandez isn't having himself one of the greatest seasons ever.
Injuries and lineup changes can do that to a player, which I assume is why he hasn't taken more heat for his drop in production. Nonetheless, Rudy is frustrated with himself, I assume, and the team. That's the context I keep telling myself to keep in mind when things like this pop up (original).
Real Madrid wants to sign Rudy Fernandez following the current season. Fernandez is reportedly uncomfortable in Portland and would be amenable to a return.
Fernandez appeared open to the idea when interviewed by Eurosport.
"Right now, in this situation, I don't rule out anything," said Fernandez. "Because I just want to play. I don't mind where."
Fernandez spoke of the difference in not playing beside Sergio Rodriguez.
"Last year we had a different team and at least I had Sergio, who understood my game. I have noticed a change this year. I don't get the ball as much and the system is different."
Rudy's comments here don't seem all that bad. Again, he's a frustrated player saying he wants a better situation. The bigger issue to me is that Rudy publicly expresses his unhappiness with the Blazers on a semi-regular basis. Is he a malcontent? A diva? Both? Neither?
Honestly Rudy, if you are so unhappy with the team go ahead and bounce. I'm not sure the type of role you think you deserve will ever be available here, anyway.
Just stop talking to reporters about it.
Long distance assist to Hippo on this one.