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Knicks talking Rudy Fernandez trade with Portland

Jun 23, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT

nba_fernandez_250.jpgRudy Fernandez is not a happy man in Portland. He feels he never got a chance, he feels ignored, he doesn’t like the coach, doesn’t like how he’s being used, probably doesn’t even like the pastrami burger at Kenny & Zuke’s Delicatessen. And everybody likes the pastrami burger at Kenny & Zuke’s.

Maybe what he needs is a fresh start, to play in a wide-open system, maybe to play in the most cosmopolitan of cities.

Good news Rudy — the New York Knicks are considering trading for you.

That’s what Jonathon Abrams reports in the New York Times. Something like Fernandez for one of the Knicks two second-round picks (38 and 39) plus Wilson Chandler or Toney Douglas.

Chandler and Douglas are both players on the rise, but Fernandez is a more mature player than both of them, and is a better three-point shooter. Simply, Fernandez is a better fit right now along whoever the Knicks can bring in via free agency.

Fernandez is not expensive either, at $1.25 million this year with the team having the option for next year.

Of all the crazy trade ideas out there, this one makes about the most sense. So, probably won’t happen.

  1. KnicksTweets - Jun 23, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Rudy Fernandez would be an nice & cheap addition (will make $1.25 million next year). Donnie and D’Antoni have been interested in Fernandez since last year. Would they give up a Wilson Chandler? If other PG options don’t present themselves during the draft, perhaps yes. Not to mention the nearly $1 million cap save that deal presents.
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  2. DJ JAzzy - Jun 23, 2010 at 2:05 PM

    Nice to hear that you are interested in Rudy. What do you have that you think the Knicks would give up (that the Blazers really want)?
    Sorry, but I can’t think of anything.

  3. Chris - Jun 23, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    This is such a horrible idea given who they would have to give up… Keep Wilson and Toney.

  4. Chris - Jun 23, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    This is just a BAD idea for the Knicks. Wilson is one heck of a player, and Toney is going to turn into something… Love Rudy, but we need to develop those players.

  5. silly - Jun 23, 2010 at 3:23 PM

    Don’t believe any of this media hyped garbage. Notice the writer puts his stamp on the article, but sites no references? Exactly, where did he get his information other than out of thin air?
    There has been no talk leaked out of either organization that there’s any validity to this trade possibly happening.
    In fact, talk in Portland is that Rudy’s actually on the verge of going back home overseas. NY would be one step closer, so it is possible Rudy stops in NY to visit the city on his way home.
    I never believe any rumors this time of year because rarely ever does anything happen that anyone expects.

  6. KnicksTweets - Jun 23, 2010 at 3:45 PM

    What if the Knicks got Portland’s 22nd pick also? Does that change anything?
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  7. Knicks4Life - Jun 23, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    The author got the story details from here:
    http://offthedribble.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/23/blazers-guard-sparks-knicks-interest/

  8. Kurt - Jun 23, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Wow, New Yorkers are crazy. Rudy Fernandez could return both of those players if his salary was higher. Rudy Fernandez set the NBA record for 3’s made in a season. As a Blazer fan, I was really hoping that Rudy would get moved for his own sake as being being Brandon Roy will get you no where fast. I want him to succeed I really thought that New York was a great fit as the spanish connection would be revised.
    But if the Knicks think they can get something for nothing here, they and their fans are commitable.

  9. @ASternWarning - Jun 23, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    Kurt, if you ever expected anything logical out of Knicks fans, well… yeah, you get me.
    Rudy would be a great fit in NY, though I don’t know how desirable the trade options would be to the Blazers unless they were looking to package them on.
    BTW, Rudy’s record for threes was as a rookie, not overall. He’d be handy lining up outside alongside il Gallo.

  10. kate - Jun 23, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    i bet that sergio is going to be mad that right after he goes back to spain rudy comes to his old team i will miss rudy lots but i think that is a good fit for him.

  11. oyo - Jun 23, 2010 at 9:12 PM

    the pastrami burger at kenny and zuke’s ain’t THAT good. (their pastrami is too dry and thick…)

  12. michael palmese - Jun 23, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    keep lee chandler douglas and danilo get rudi gay raymond felton cant think big think smart draft smart

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