Marca Report: Rudy Fernandez Says No To Real Madrid

Popular Spanish site Marca.com reports that Rudy Fernandez has told Real Madrid that he will not accept their six-year offer to join them during the lockout, return to Dallas for the rest of the 2011-12 season once the lockout is over, then move to Real for the remaining five years.

Fernandez wants to play his season in Dallas and then review his options, which is exactly what Donnie Nelson and the Mavericks hope he will do. Nelson has said that he expects Fernandez to fit well into Dallas’ ball-moving offense and that he sees him taking on a ball-handling role.

The report says that Real will try to improve their struggling team in other ways, while waiting to see what happens with the NBA lockout and Rudy’s time in Dallas, but for once they aren’t the baddest boys on the block. While Rudy prefers the European style, the ACB is still second tier. And while the offer to come to Madrid is earth shattering in basketball terms in Europe, it’s role-player money in the NBA. Meanwhile, the Mavericks are the best team in the world.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Dallas

You must be a member of SB Nation Dallas to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Dallas. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.