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Real Madrid extended the contract of Rudy Fernandez till June 2018. The Spanish superstar will remain with the powerhouse for four more years. Sportando

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Okay, there were rumors we were talking with Rudy Fernandez agent, and it was clear at the time it wasn't for this postseason. Think that is still a possibility? Darnell Mayberry: I spoke with someone close to Rudy and was told that was a bunch of smoke. Oklahoman

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The fantastic run may have a downside for Real, though. The strong play of the team's stars has not gone unnoticed in the NBA. With Nikola Mirotic, the tournament MVP, already widely presumed to be leaving for Chicago next season, now comes news of renewed interest in Rudy Fernandez from the States, with Oklahoma City being one of the teams inquiring about his contract situation, according to a source. HoopsHype

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Besides the independent judge's decision, Euroleague Basketball has decided to ban for life the access or participation of the aggressors, the brothers Nauris and Normunds Macius, in any event directly organized by the company, including Turkish Airlines Euroleague and Eurocup games. Euroleague Basketball will work together with international basketball stakeholders to study a system for communicating and enforcing bans in other competitions. In parallel, it will recommend that the aggressors are banned from all basketball events, including club and national-team games. Euroleague.net

March 8, 2013 Updates

Upon returning to Madrid on Friday, Rudy Fernandez made the following statements: “I am fine. Thank God things did not go further. I have to say thanks for the support of everyone that has contacted me through social networks and private messages. I am not enjoying this; people have to know that basketball cannot get dirty this way. Things like this don’t have to happen again. I think that people should not think that all Lithuanian fans are like that just because of these two people. Not at all. In the game, as always in all games, there was some tension, but I was respected at all times, which is the most important thing. This happened because of these two and that’s the image I keep. Something worse could have happened; I hope it never happens again. I hope [the media] respect me a bit because I am struggling, but I would like to thank those who have supported me and will carry on supporting me.” TrendBasket

This picture was taken earlier on today as the two men that reportedly punched Real Madrid's Rudy Fernandez were released from prison and headed straight to the bar for a beer. The Macius brothers, well-known cult figures in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas waited for Real Madrid, especially Fernandez to leave the Zalgirio Arena after Zalgiris' 105-104 loss to the Liga Endesa side last night. Once they assaulted the Spanish international, they were both quickly arrested by Lithuanian Police and held overnight for questioning. TalkBasket

Euroleague Basketball has opened an investigation into incidents that took place after an overtime victory by Real Madrid on the road against Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania on Thursday night. Real Madrid has reported the incident and is preparing all documents concerning an alleged aggression by fans against player Rudy Fernandez. The alleged aggression took place as Real Madrid was boarding its team bus after the game. Euroleague.net

Fernandez’s attackers are rumoured to be well-known basketball fans in Lithuania, who are famous for their tattoos and love for lithuanian basketball. An article on them can be found on euro-step blog here. TrendBasket

March 7, 2013 Updates

Sarunas Mazalas: Sources say Rudy Fernandez was punched in the face hardly by Lithuanian fan after the Euroleague game. Shame on that! Icident happened hen Fernandez was entering team bus. The fan is Latvian origin with Lith. passport. Marty Pocius confirmed the incident. Real Madrid had their security guy but he didn't react fast enough. Offender was arrested, Fernandez&co went straight to airport. Twitter

Sarunas Mazalas: Fernandez's face was blooded, sources say. Zalgiris expects not to be punished as it happened outside arena. Things like this happen when people are crazy about basketball & get drunk. But those can't be reasons for such a disgraceful behavior. Twitter

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There is still the possibility that Fernandez, a passionate music fan who has dreams of becoming a DJ, will have another go at cracking the NBA -- if his body can withstand the strain. "Who knows in two years, three years, I could back to the NBA if I start to feel better about my back." CNN.com

October 10, 2012 Updates

That ease of mind feels like the product of a man who has done his homework. Claver carefully weighed his decision to come to the NBA from overseas after a lengthy courting process by Blazers management. In July, he decided the timing was right, signing a 3-year contract worth a reported $4 million. Part of his due diligence involved talks with Fernandez, who went from hero to goat during three seasons in the Rose City. "What he explained to me about Portland was that everything was good," Claver told Blazersedge. "He liked Portland. He enjoyed the people and the fans. The team. Maybe it wasn't what he expected before he came. At the end, he wasn't as comfortable as he thought." Blazers Edge

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