HoopsHype Rudy Fernandez rumors

March 13, 2012 Updates

Aaron J. Lopez: #Nuggets nearing full strength as guard @Rudy5Fernandez could return tonight vs. Hawks. Twitter

March 10, 2012 Updates
February 20, 2012 Updates

Nuggets swingman Rudy Fernandez was added to the list of injured players, sitting out Sunday night's game with a low back strain. Fernandez is officially listed as day to day. He had been dealing with the back pain for a little while, but he could not go against the Thunder. Meanwhile, Nene remained out with a calf injury. He has worn a boot recently and should know more about his status in the next day or two. Denver Post

February 9, 2012 Updates
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January 30, 2012 Updates

Denver Nuggets guard Rudy Fernandez hit the most creative buzzer-beater of the year, tipping in a halfcourt heave by teammate Corey Brewer over his own head to score a bucket to close the third quarter of a Sunday night game against the Los Angeles Clippers. What's more, Fernandez scored the basket with his left hand. The score put the Nuggets up, 83-77, to enter the fourth quarter at the Pepsi Center. Here's the video of Rudy Fernandez's incredible tip in to beat the buzzer against the Los Angeles Clippers. CBSSports.com

January 28, 2012 Updates

Rudy Fernandez: Right now I think about the present and I have to enjoy being in the NBA, enjoy the present playing in Denver. There's no chance of playing with Real Madrid this season. Marca.com

January 17, 2012 Updates

The Denver Nuggets will most likely miss their top reserve once again Tuesday night when they take on the Milwaukee Bucks. Rudy Fernandez strained his Achilles tendon in the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Utah Jazz and there is no set date when he will return. The Nuggets called up Jordan Hamilton from the D-League Sunday night, but there is no guarantee he will play. Nugg Love

January 16, 2012 Updates
December 27, 2011 Updates

Two weeks ago, Corey Brewer was just settling into his new life. The five-year veteran had worked on his jumpshot, and had recently announced he was engaged to be married to Carolyn Friedrich. Then, before Brewer could say “I do,’ the Dallas Mavericks surprisingly traded him to the Denver Nuggets. The trade, which occurred on Dec. 13 and also included Rudy Fernandez going to the Nuggets for a second-round draft pick, was nit what Brewer was expecting. “Yeah, it caught me off-guard,’’ Brewer said. “I wasn’t expecting to go nowhere, but it happens. “Things happen. It’s a business. It’s the NBA.’’ Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"I wasn't expecting to go anywhere, but things happen in this business," Brewer said. "It's a good situation to be able to have a chance to play. Over there [in the Mavs' locker room], I might have played. I might not have played. Here, it's a good situation to have a chance to get minutes." Brewer, by the way, said he didn't get fitted for his championship ring before he left but wasn't too worried. "I got two already," he said of his NCAA championship rings at Florida. "So I can send them the size if they need it." Dallas Morning News

December 26, 2011 Updates

In 1986, Fernando Martín (pronounced Mar-teen) became the first Spaniard to make it to the NBA. Then he then returned to his native land and played for Real Madrid, which soon hired a former NBA coach named George Karl. On Dec. 3, 1989, Martín was driving to a game when his car skidded off a highway and crashed. Martín died at a hospital. He was 27. "I remember consoling my son," said Karl, who was with 6-year-old Coby at the time. "It was one of those moments when time just stops. You don't know how to act. You're frozen by the moment." Denver Post

Last week, Karl and Fernandez got to talking. George told Rudy about his own experiences with Real Madrid. About the culture he embraced. The friends he cherished. The players he adored. "It was a difficult time," Karl said, "but it was a rewarding time. And our team, we were very close, a lot because of what happened to us." In its first game after Martín died, Karl's team was lost, playing in a daze of malaise. Karl recalled his halftime speech: "I said, 'No one expects you to figure this out. Other than Fernando. He thinks you're a bunch of (wimps) right now.' " Denver Post

December 20, 2011 Updates

Fernandez is J.R. Smith "without the insanity," Karl said bluntly during a radio interview on "The Fan." Miller brings back the veteran leadership and court intelligence the Nuggets lost when Chauncey Billups departed. Miller can play alongside Afflalo, Lawson, Fernandez and Brewer. Denver Post

December 19, 2011 Updates
December 16, 2011 Updates

I did push for Rudy last season for a pick to get someone in that two guard spot, but Rudy has been awfully erratic, and hardly only on the court. Gar had that one right when he told me to check again. It seems clear Rudy wants to return overseas to be the hombre. As for Jamal, yes, he likely has more athletic talent than Hamilton at this point and a deeper shot. NBA.com

Fernandez is now on Denver — acquired in a trade this week with Dallas — and the 6-foot-6 Spanish shooting guard is thrilled about coming off the bench and launching 3s — sort of a J.R. Smith 2.0 ... or, well, dos punto cero. "I want to play free and comfortably and with this system of George Karl," Fernandez said Thursday, his first day in Nuggets camp. "Run and fast break — I think it's the best for me. I'm ready." Denver Post

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