Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010 at 4:52 pm  |  17 responses

Knicks Interested In Rudy Fernandez

Jonathan Abrams has the info: “The Knicks have engaged in trade discussions with the Portland Trail Blazers in hopes of prying guard Rudy Fernandez, according to an N.B.A. executive. In the past, Fernandez has voiced displeasure over his role with Portland. The Knicks are on the verge of a free agency they hope will vastly restock their team and have long been interested in Fernandez. If the talks proceed, the Knicks will most likely part with Wilson Chandler or Toney Douglas. Another league executive said Fernandez was available but Portland was hoping to land a draft selection with any trade that he is involved in. As of now, the Knicks hold only the 38th and 39th picks, in the second round.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Based completely on Rudy’s want for more playing time, he would probably LOVE for this trade. And I’m pretty sure Portland would love Wilson Chandler or Toney Douglas.

  • http://mikesilvero.com mike

    Rudy already has a deal with Real Madrid, according to the spanish newspaper Marca.

  • Brian

    Portland wouldn’t want any part of this trade unless it’s to leverage it for something else. Chandler adds to the existing logjam at the forward positions that finally started to clear up by trading away Outlaw and Douglas doesn’t do anything except duplicate what Bayless already provides for cheap.

  • Chris

    This would be a huge mistake for the Knicks… HUGE — especially if they get rid of Wilson.

  • Str8in It Out

    I agree with Chris. I’d much rather stick with Wil and see how he continues to develop into a Caron Butler type of player then Rudy…who’s more of a run-of-the-mill shooter with a bit of flashy passing. But I have to admit, Rudy plays sh!tty defense so he would fit in with D’Antoni-ball. Wilson’s more of a NateMcMillan type of player anyway. Tough kid.

  • http://www.solecollector.com NDP

    I’d LOVE for Wilson to come to Portland.

  • Brickshooting J

    @ mike: You might want to take Marca’s reports with a pinch of salt, particularly when they are related with Real Madrid.

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    Am i the only person that believes the knicks are doing wrong trading either one of these players

  • http://www.jewelzlopez.com -Mas-

    yes you are JACO…Sorry.

  • Chris

    These players have shown vast potential, and to trade them for a decent player who is going to have no impact on a free agent’s decision to come to NY is mindbogglingly stupid.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear


  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Seriously, Toney Douglas was f*cking great when he started last year, and Wilson Chandler is just about the only prospect this team has had in years (before Toney). To give up on them now would be f*cking ridiculous… If Mike D’Antoni’s stupid grudge-holding @ss would have started Douglas FROM THE BEGINNING instead of Chris Duhon, the Knicks might have made the playoffs! F*ck the Knicks management TWO TIMES if they do this trade. Goodness f*cking gracious GIVE US FANS SOMETHING TO HOLD ON TO!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Seriously, are people in the Knicks’ organization gambling? What other management has the strategy: “Trade away every single good player, and DRAFT PICKS, this team will ever get and hope a free agent comes out of the blue.”
    Are you f*cking kidding me?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Alright one more comment on this for now: We’ve seen what Rudy Fernandez does with more playing time… He did NOT produce like he said he would. It’s not like he wasn’t given ample opportunity to prove himself; Brandon Roy was injured for most of the playoffs and Rudy was given the nod to start. This after he complained all year about a lack of playing time. No offense to Rudy, I’m sure he would be pretty decent if starting but Wilson Chandler and Toney Douglas have proven just how good they can be with more playing time and more touches… There is absolutely no benefit from this trade, it’s not like Wil Chandler or Toney Douglas make that much money in the first place, and we all know how cheap the management has been.

  • nastierthanu

    Wow I can’t believe the knicks would roll þhe dice on that. Not possible to be that stupid.

  • riggs

    this wouldve only worked had they drafted ricky rubio.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    þ..i just copied and pasted nastiertthanu’s letter.. what letter is that? LOL