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Rudy Fernandez | Guard/Forward

Team: Denver Nuggets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 185
College: Spain
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The Thunder are not interested in signing Rudy Fernandez, according to the Oklahoman.
There were some rumors popping up, but the report calls them "a bunch of smoke." Fernandez was back in his home country of Spain and it sounds like he'll continue his professional career over there. Jun 11 - 10:12 PM
Source: Oklahoman

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Rudy Fernandez is drawing the interest of several NBA teams.

Fernandez is currently under contract through the 2014-15 season with Read Madrid of the Liga ACB, but teams such as the Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly interested in bringing the 28-year-old back to the NBA. Fernandez is a skilled player, but he won't be making a dent in the 2013-14 fantasy basketball landscape and didn't provide much value outside of 3-pointers during his NBA tenure so fantasy owners can feel free to ignore Fernandez for now.
Source: Hoops Hype
Feb 13 - 10:07 AM

Unrestricted FA Rudy Fernandez signed with Real Madrid.

We noted that Fernandez was expected to take his talents back to Europe, and this blurb makes it official. It's uncertain if we'll see Fernandez or his hair back in the NBA.
Fri, Jul 20, 2012 07:32:00 AM

Rudy Fernandez is expected to announce on Wednesday that he will sign with Real Madrid in Spain.

Fernandez has had a checkered history in the NBA, and has made no secret of his distaste for a backup role. The Nuggets didn't even bother to make him a restricted FA this summer, and it's doubtful we'll see him playing in the U.S. again. He posted NBA career averages of 9.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists.
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 02:36:00 PM

The Nuggets did not extend a qualifying offer to Rudy Fernandez, making him an unrestricted FA.

Rudy will surely drum up some interest in the NBA, but there's also a chance he'll opt to sign in Spain with Real Madrid, whose head coach said in June, "It seems Rudy Fernandez will be back with us next season." He has been in Spain rehabbing from back surgery in March.
Sun, Jul 1, 2012 01:08:00 PM

Pablo Laso, Real Madrid's head coach, said that he believes Rudy Fernandez will play for Real Madrid next season.

"It seems that Rudy Fernandez will be back with us next season, I would love to coach him again," he said. The swingman is a restricted free agent and it wouldn't shock us at all to learn Fernandez is seeking a return to Europe.
Source: Sportando
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 09:05:00 AM

Rudy Fernandez is still open to re-signing with an NBA team, but if he plays in Europe it will be for Real Madrid.

"We'll see if the Nuggets make a good offer to me or not," said Fernandez, who is in Spaid rehabbing after back surgery. His availability for the Olympics remains uncertain.
Wed, May 16, 2012 02:42:00 PM

Rudy Fernandez, whose season ended with back surgery in March, is open to returning with the Nuggets next season.

Rudy is a restricted FA, but for once in his NBA career he actually sounds content. "If they offer a contract, I'll listen to stay here and play with the Nuggets," he said. "My time here was perfect." He would be another valuable weapon off Denver's bench, providing play-making skills and perimeter shooting.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, May 13, 2012 10:11:00 AM

Rudy Fernandez (back surgery) will head to Spain Tuesday to continue his rehab.

Fernandez underwent his surgery on March 29. He apparently has no intention of trying to get healthy enough to help the Nuggets in the playoffs.
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 03:12:00 PM

Rudy Fernandez underwent back surgery Thursday.

The Nuggets haven't ruled out a return during the playoffs for Fernandez. Even if that happens, he'd be behind Arron Afflalo, Danilo Gallinari (thumb, week-to-week), Wilson Chandler and Corey Brewer on the wings.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 06:01:00 PM

Rudy Fernandez needs lower back surgery and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season.

Fernandez has missed 16 games already this season due to continued chronic back woes. With less than five weeks left in the regular season, his status for the playoffs is certainly in doubt as well. With Danilo Gallinari (thumb) also out, the Nuggets' wing rotation is down to Arron Afflalo, Wilson Chandler, Al Harrington and Corey Brewer.
Source: NBA.com
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 04:24:00 PM

The Nuggets are now listing Rudy Fernandez as "out indefinitely" with a lower back strain.

Rudy missed 11 games before returning and playing at half-speed in four games, and his absence could be measured in weeks rather than days. Aaron Afflalo and Wilson Chandler are the most obvious beneficiaries of his absence.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 02:42:00 PM

Rudy Fernandez (back) is questionable for Wednesday's game against the Pistons.

Fernandez has dealt with a bad back all season long and it's bothering him once again. With averages of 8.7 points and 1.3 treys in 23 minutes per game, owners in standard-sized leagues can do better on the waiver wire. Wilson Chandler's fantasy stock continues to point in the right direction.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 01:58:00 PM

Rudy Fernandez returned from a lengthy absence due to a back injury on Tuesday, scoring five points on 2-of-5 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds and three assists in 16 minutes off the bench.

Fernandez isn't going to have much fantasy value of his own with things getting crowded in Denver, but he'll help to limit the value of guys like Andre Miller and Arron Afflalo.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 03:01:00 AM

Rudy Fernandez (back) "seemed confident" he'd be able to play on Tuesday.

We'll have to see it to believe it. Fernandez hasn't been on the floor since February 17. Even if he does wind up playing on Tuesday, it's awfully hard to count on him to produce a useful line for fantasy owners with everybody in Denver getting healthy. Owners in standard-sized leagues can find better options on the waiver wire.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 01:20:00 PM

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PosRoleName
PG1Ty Lawson
2Randy Foye
3Nate Robinson
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Gary Harris
SF1Danilo Gallinari
2Wilson Chandler
3Quincy Miller
PF1Kenneth Faried
2Darrell Arthur
C1JaVale McGee
2Timofey Mozgov
3Jusuf Nurkic