Every morning, we compile the links of
the day and dump them here…
highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as
satisfying as a good morning dump.
Rudy Fernandez' list
of teams isn't four but cinco: Knicks, Nets, Bulls, Celtics and that
awful team in South Florida featuring LeCon
According to a Blazers source, the club is looking to get draft picks in
return for Fernandez, who no longer wants to serve as Brandon
We might be able to cross Chicago off that list – KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune says a trade with the Bulls is a long shot possibility.
Here's Rudy Fernandez' contract situation – $1.2 million in 10/11 with a
$2.1 million team option for 11/12.
What would the 6-6 Fernandez bring to the Celtics? Here's John Hollinger's scouting report:
A rail-thin guard with tremendous leaping ability, Fernandez rarely
makes use of his hops because he struggles to get to the rim off the
dribble. Fernandez is very good at cutting along the baseline for
Fernandez is outstanding moving without the ball in general, reminiscent
of a Reggie Miller or Richard
Hamilton, and he draws a lot of fouls this way. Off the catch, he
primarily looks to shoot immediately. He'll pass and cut if the shot
isn't there, but every so often he'll get a wild hair and try a daring,
creative and impossible pass that either ends up in Row 17 or starts a
3-on-1 the other way.
Defensively, Fernandez's lack of strength means the Blazers have to
monitor his matchups carefully. He often guarded the opponent's point
guard… Fernandez does fine as long as he covers quick guys
or non-scorers, but big wings steamroll him.
Rudy clearly isn't the wing-defender the Celtics desperately need. And… with Avery Bradley in the mix, is there room for Rudy and Nate Robinson?
On Page 2, the latest on Nate Rob's contract negotiations.
The Celtics continue to negotiate with Nate Robinson over a new
contract, though talks appear to have shifted into lower gear.
The guard, according to agent Aaron Goodwin, has made some
concessions, and is now waiting for some movement on the part of the
Celtics. Goodwin wouldn’t specify the terms currently under dispute.
“I feel like Nate has given them some options, and a concession has
been made,” said Goodwin, who on Monday said negotiations had a chance
to be resolved by the end of the week. “Now it’s up to them.”
Okay Danny, what you gonna do? We are getting antsy.
Matt Barnes said he will announce his decision today, so we'll keep you posted on that.
The rest of the links:
Herald – Pierce seeing future | CBS – Celtics monitoring Shaq situation | Globe – Dancers final auditions | Frankly, new coach will be net gain | Celtics Hub – The (gulp) minimum bin | ESPN Boston – Pierce getting anxious |