Blazers May Not Cede to Fernandez

by August 19, 2010

by Ryne Nelson

Rudy Fernandez has notified the Trail Blazers that he will not report to training camp and that he intends to return to Europe.

Blazers GM Rich Cho has looked at several possible deals involving the Spaniard, but none of them have made sense for Portland. Cho told Yahoo! that, until something favorable comes up, he has no plans of releasing Rudy from his contract.

“I’ve spoken to Rudy’s agent and I’m aware of his feelings,” Cho said. “At the end of the day we’ll make the best decision for the organization.”

When asked if there’s any trade scenario Fernandez would consider, Miller said: “I honestly don’t believe so – no, I certainly don’t think so.”

It appears that Rudy has played his last game for the Blazers. Unfortunately, the trade market has almost completely dried up, as Fernandez wants to return to Spain and no longer has interest in being traded to another NBA team.