Monday, January 17th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  5 responses

Rudy Fernandez Suddenly Loves Portland

Rudy tells an understandably skeptical media that he wants to stay in Portland for as long as possible. From The Oregonian: “The guy had just played 21 minutes, shot 1 for 7 and scored two points. He complained of a bad back. But given all that, Fernandez was sitting in front of his locker smiling like a man sailing on the open waters of Bora Bora in a Hobie Cat. And yeah, I had to ask Fernandez if his agent was blowing smoke about his love of the Northwest, or if this was truly news that the guard has had a 180-degree change in attitude. ‘Your agent,’ I said to Fernandez as I asked him about the news, ‘is poco loco, no?’ Fernandez laughed and said, ‘Yes, he can be. Thank you for asking me.’ Then, he explained, ‘I want to be here. I’m having fun. I bought a home. I bought a car. I don’t know what else I can do to prove I want to be here. I’m playing now, too.’ [Patty] Mills leaned in and said: ‘I think he should leave.’ They cracked up, laughing, together. Fernandez wants to stay. He’s happy. Which likely means he’ll promptly be traded. Sports can be cruel like that. But as long as he’s around, it’s probably worth pointing out that Mills feels like the biggest reason Fernandez is finally comfortable again.”

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  • Gatsby

    He should be starting alongside KD and Westbrook, that would be sexy.

  • San Antonio Gunslinger

    Trade him to Utah for Okur.

  • San Antonio Gunslinger

    He’s loving it now because Roy is out, the sick bastard. I bet it was Rudy who took Brandon’s knee joints away and put them in some evil squirrel somewhere who now has major hops. You happy now Rudy!? You happy now in Portland or is it quite possibly because you’ve created some messed up jumping mutant squirrel!!?? Yeah now we know why you smile. Crazy idiot.

  • RunNGun

    Wait until he gets traded to MIN. He won’t be smiling then.

  • Sam J

    Give Patty Cakes more minutes