NBA Trade Rumors: Possible Moves for Rudy Fernandez

Zeeshan KhanContributor IIJune 24, 2010

PORTLAND, OR - APRIL 29:  Rudy Fernandez #5 of the Portland Trail Blazers crouches near the end of the game as Jason Richardson #23 of the Phoenix Suns looks on 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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The Portland Trail Blazers are now officially shopping Rudy Fernandez around. The Spaniard who started last season as a fan favorite and one of the few untouchable players on the roster has fallen out of favor with the franchise after problems with his role.

There seem to be quite a lot of teams who are interested in trading for Rudy Fernandez because he is still on his rookie contract, so he will be cheap (1.25 million next season).

I will try and keep you updated to all the rumored trades he might be involved in. So let's start!

Rudy Fernandez to New York

This is one of the first trades that has surfaced on the Internet. The Knicks can only offer players, since their only draft picks are 38th and 39th and those won't interest the Blazers too much.

Any trade between these two teams would have to have Toney Douglas and/or Wilson Chandler involved because they are two of the few useful players on the Knicks roster that the Blazers can target. Danilo Gallinari seems to be untouchable right now.

Rudy Fernandez to Chicago

This trade is a lot more straightforward. The Bulls have offered the Blazers their 17th pick in the draft for Rudy Fernandez. The Blazers are rumored to be trying to move up in the draft, so this might work out.

Rudy Fernandez to Toronto

The Raptors are seemingly the most interested team looking to trade for Rudy Fernandez. This is primarily because they lack scoring guards on their roster.

The Raptors have reportedly offered their 13th pick in the draft as a package deal. This would make the Chicago trade less interesting for the Blazers, as they could move higher with this trade. The Raptors might send Jose Calderon in the deal as well.

Rudy Fernandez to Washington

The Blazers have already turned this one down, but I just wanted to mention it. The Wizards offered Nick Young to the Blazers for Rudy Fernandez but were rejected pretty quickly.

Rudy Fernandez to Houston

According to NBA.com, the Rockets have a lot of interest in Rudy, but I'm not sure of the type of trade these two teams can pull off with each other. The Rockets might send their 14th pick in the draft to Portland for Rudy, but I don't see any players Houston would trade for Rudy.


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