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
Toronto is offering up #13 in a package which would beat our offer of #17, but we're in play for Fernandez. I hope something works out for the Bulls here as Fernandez would be an outstanding fit for what the Bulls need.