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Report: Trail Blazers turned down Celtics
Posted By Jessica Camerato On August 19, 2010 @ 12:05 am In General | No Comments
For weeks, Rudy Fernandez was the center of Celtics offseason rumors  after expressing his unhappiness playing for the Trail Blazers. And while those talks had quieted recently, there was still chatter as to whether or not the Celtics  would acquire the Spanish guard.
All of those rumors can be put to rest. On Wednesday, the Oregonian reported , ‘Fernandez has informed agent Andy Miller that he is prepared to be suspended by the Blazers and forfeit the final two years of his contract in order to return to Europe and play in his homeland of Spain in 2012.’
According to the report, the Trail Blazers turned down offers from the Celtics, Bulls, and Knicks. Trail Blazers general manager Rich Cho told the Oregonian, “I’m not going to be pressured into making a deal. I’m not going to make a trade just to make a trade. It has to be the right deal for the team.”
Yahoo! Sports  also reported the Celtics were one of approximately 15 teams that expressed interest in Fernandez.
Fernandez is still under contract with the Trail Blazers for the upcoming season. The team has an option for the 2011-12 season.
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 center of Celtics offseason rumors: http://greenstreet.weei.com/sports/boston/basketball/celtics/2010/07/28/report-fernandez-trade-talks-likely-on-back-burner-for-now/
 Celtics: http://media.weei.com/basketball/boston-celtics.htm
 the Oregonian reported: http://blog.oregonlive.com/behindblazersbeat/2010/08/disgruntled_rudy_fernandez_pre.html
 Yahoo! Sports: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=ArWTlHzfiRmdjTLe5NgQcQC8vLYF?slug=ys-fernandezeurope081810
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