Rudy Fernandez

Rudy Fernandez

38-Year-Old ForwardF
 Free Agent  Foreign  
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Rudy Fernandez in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a two-year, $2.24 million contract with the Trail Blazers in July of 2008. Trail Blazers exercised $1.25 million team option for 2010-11 in October of 2009. Trail Blazers exercised $2.18 million team option for 2011-12 in October of 2010. Traded to the Mavericks in June of 2011. Traded to the Nuggets in December of 2011.
FFree Agent
May 15, 2014
Fernandez was named to the All-Euroleague first team Thursday, Sportando reports.
ANALYSIS
Fernandez spent four seasons in the NBA, but he fell short of expectations while averaging at least 22.9 minutes per game throughout that time span. He's only 29-years-old, although a return to the NBA seems unlikely.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Rudy Fernandez See More
NBA Injury Analysis: Training Camp Notes
October 5, 2012
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October 5, 2012
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NBA Injury Analysis: The Nuggets Can't Catch a Break
March 23, 2012
Danilo Gallinari's Thumb, Rudy Fernandez' Back and Andre Miller's Shoulder
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Fernandez was traded to the Mavericks this offseason in a little talked about move on the day of the 2011 NBA Draft. It’s believed he’ll win the shooting guard job for the Mavs during the preseason and enter the year with his first real starting gig. Through nine starts as the Blazers’ starting shooting guard over the course of his first three seasons in the NBA Fernandez averaged 12.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.2 three-pointers, 1.1 steal, and 1.3 turnovers. He has the ability to be a dynamic playmaker, but he was never given the opportunity to fill that role with Brandon Roy ahead of him in Portland. With Jason Kidd and Jason Terry well into their thirties, the Mavs have been searching for younger players to step up and claim larger roles. J.J. Barea filled a big role for them off the bench last season, and Rodrigue Beaubois is still developing into a viable option. Fernandez’s ability to play both wing positions and his length could prompt the Mavs to lean on him heavily in the coming season.
It's a fact: playing time is ultimately the most important element in a player's fantasy production. If Player A is excellent on a per-minute basis, but only plays a quarter per game-well, he's not too valuable. If the same player nets exactly zero minutes per contest-well, he has no value whatsoever. That appears to be the most likely scenario for Fernandez this year, after the Spaniard requested to return to Europe.
Fernandez put together a solid rookie campaign and did not struggle to make the transition over from the Spanish league to the NBA. He remained extremely consistent throughout the season, excelling in his role as the team’s backup shooting guard. He should see around 26-27 minutes of action this season, and his averages should resemble his numbers from last season with small improvements across the board. The problem for Fernandez is that he’s stuck behind Brandon Roy, one of the premier shooting guards in the league. If more minutes opened up (due to a Roy injury), Fernandez could easily have top-75 value. In four starts last season, he averaged 13.5 points, 2.3 treys and 1.3 steals in 33.8 minutes. He will be a safe bet for top-120 value once again, but you should not draft expecting much more than that. Consider his 2008-09 production as a conservative base projection for his averages this season.
The Olympics were a coming-out party for Fernandez. The wiry 6-5 guard showed an explosive offensive skill-set against elite competition while playing for Spain in the 2008 Summer Games. He averaged 13.1 points while going 16-for-40 from beyond the arc. Fernandez will assume the role of a scoring punch off the bench for Portland. Defense will be troublesome for the 23-year-old, but he should provide plenty of value with points and three-pointers.
Fernandez is a highly touted player with a great shooting touch and a quick first step, but like many Europeans, he needs to get stronger and become a better defender. He will make no fantasy impact this year as he'll see limited minutes.
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FFree Agent
July 3, 2012
Fernandez will sign a three-year deal with Spanish team Real Madrid on Wednesday, macra.com reports.
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Back
June 26, 2012
Fernandez (back) has been named a member of the Spanish national basketball team competing at the Olympics, India.com reports.
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Rudy Fernandez: (Back) Should Be Ready to Play in Olympics
FDenver Nuggets
Back
June 3, 2012
Fernandez (back) is expected to be cleared to participate in all basketball activities within the next two weeks and be ready to play for Spain in the 2012 London Olympics this summer, FIBA.com reports.
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FDenver Nuggets
Back
May 21, 2012
Fernandez (back) finished an injury-plagued first season with the Nuggets averaging just 8.6 points and 2.4 assists in 31 games before being sidelined for the rest of the year because of back surgery.
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Back
April 9, 2012
Fernandez announced he is heading to Spain to continue rehab after undergoing back surgery, the Denver Post reports.
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