Rudy Fernandez's Discontent: Just Rudy Being Rudy

Busta BucketCorrespondent IFebruary 24, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 23:  Keyon Dooling #44 of the New Jersey Nets drives past Rudy Fernandez #5 of the Portland Trail Blazers at the Izod Center on February 23, 2010 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The Blazers defeated the Nets 102-93.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 Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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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?

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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.