Rudy Fernandez Trade Options: Toronto, Houston

by June 24, 2010

According to and The Oregonian, the Blazers are in talks with both the Rockets and Raptors about moving the perennially unhappy Rudy Fernandez in exchange for picks tonight: “The Portland Trail Blazers continue to have discussions with several teams about reserve guard Rudy Fernandez, who has fallen out of favor with Coach Nate McMillan and has been seeking a trade for almost a year. The most serious suitors at the moment are the Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets, with Toronto offering its first-round pick, the 13th pick overall, as part of a package. Chicago and Washington have also expressed interest in Fernandez, 25, who was acquired from Phoenix in 2007 on Draft night and signed with Portland the following summer. The Bulls would like to move their first-round pick, 17th overall, for Fernandez. The Wizards offered guard Nick Young for Fernandez but were turned down. Earlier reports that the Knicks were serious contenders for Fernandez were overblown.”