Rudy Fernandez Mulling Over Deal from Spanish Team?
According to a report in a Spanish paper, the Mavs may not have the services of the recently-acquired Rudy Fernandez for very much longer. From the Dallas Morning News: “As Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo reported on Sunday, Real Madrid is set to take advantage of the NBA lockout by offering Fernandez a chance to come back home to Spain with a proposed six-year deal for roughly $4.35 million a year. Fernandez was set to $2.2 million next season before becoming a restricted free agent with an option of $3.2 million for 2012-13. Based on the numbers, it would make financial sense for Fernandez to leave Dallas for Spain. But the report says he’d honor his deal with the Mavericks when the lockout ends, and then leave the NBA and head home after this year, meaning fans shouldn’t get used to seeing him in a Dallas uniform.”